In 2017, Lovera’s received three American Cheese Society awards. It garnered a first-place award in the Smoked Cheese category for its Hickory Smoked Braided Caciocavera, which is hand braided, salt brined and slow smoked with real hickory wood. Lovera’s brought home a second place for its Smoked Caciocavera and third place in the Pasta Filata category for its traditional Caciocavera.
Shawn and Rachel Duffy, of Krebs, are giving locals a chance to experience the culture and art of southeastern Oklahoma this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Lovera’s Handcrafted Food Market’s first second Saturday “Maker’s Market” event.
Spring has sprung and summer is still a couple months away, which tends to make schedules their busiest. The Made in Oklahoma Coalition understands and wants to help you manage the busy season without falling back on drive-thru windows or delivery drivers to feed the family.
Since 1907, Lovera’s has brought its distinct Italian flavors from the mountains of Piemonte to the plains of Oklahoma.
For over sixty years, Lovera's has been hand-crafting award-winning Italian cheeses, including Caciocavera, in Krebs, Oklahoma. You'll only find at Central Market in Texas, now for our Cheese Party.
This legendary market started as a neighborhood grocery store specializing in making Italian sausage and Italian cheese. Now they sell over 100 different items in stores covering 10 states! But the local market in Krebs is still a popular destination for many.
When one thinks of Krebs, Oklahoma, the words “Italian food” and “Choc beer” most likely come to mind. What doesn’t come to mind, typically, are the words “cheese capital of Oklahoma.” But after visiting Lovera’s, that is exactly what we think of the tiny enclave on the outskirts of McAlester.
A dense mouthfeel and hickory-smoked flavor make Lovera’s Hand-Braided Caciocavera one supremely snackable cheese. This pretty, handcrafted plait is made with cow’s milk from a single Amish farm in Oklahoma, that’s then slowly smoked over hickory logs. The result: A chewy cheese with a buttery interior, nutty notes, and the faintest hint of beef jerky.
Lovera’s Handcrafted Food Market cheesemakers Shawn Duffy and Matteo Lovera recently attended the three-day American Cheese Society conference and competition — referred to as the “Grammy Awards of Cheese” — on July 27-29 in Denver, Colorado, bringing home three national awards.
We are proud to announce the release of our newest cheese, Blue Thunder! A rustic Gorgonzola made from Raw Jersey cow milk and aged to perfection. The flavor is buttery with a creamy texture and a mild earthy finish. We added Annato seed to this cheese to give it a unique look. Look for it at Reasors in Tulsa or you can get it at our retail store in Krebs. Keep it cheesy!