Tulip Tree Creamery

About Us

Here’s a little about us…

  • Tulip Tree Creamery was founded in 2014 by Fons Smits and Laura Davenport (with the help of other helpful advisors click here to meet our team)
    • Fons (originally from the Netherlands) has traveled all over the world consulting with and developing dairy plants – focusing on small to medium scale facilities
      • Other recognized creameries in which he’s worked include:  Cowgirl Creamery (CA), Traders Point Creamery (IN), Teton Valley Creamery (ID), Ludwig Farmstead Creamery (IL)
      • Fons’s main focus is cheese making/production.
    • Laura has a background in public health and biology where she worked as an adult educator in hospital settings and for a health-related software company before moving over into the dairy world in 2004.
      • Other creameries she’s worked with include Traders Point Creamery (IN), Ludwig Farmstead Creamery (IL).
      • Laura’s main focus is sales, marketing, and education.
  • Tulip Tree Creamery is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis, IN
    • Our production facility and classroom is located in a part of town called “Park 100” near 465 and 71st St. on the northwest side of town.
    • We have 5 full-time employees (including our owners) and about 5-part time staff who help us teach classes, sell our products at farmers markets, support sales and package up our products.
  • All of our products are made by hand
    • We use traditional European Recipes and add our own twist to them
    • A list of our current products can be found here:  http://www.tuliptreecreamery.com/products/
    • We are always developing new products and love feedback from our customers on which types of cheese we should make next.
    • We use microbial rennet that is vegetarian-friendly.
  • Our products are being distributed across the US with heavier distribution in the mid-west, east and west coast.
  • We are members of the following:
    • Good Food Guild
    • Slow Food Indy
    • American Cheese Society
    • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
    • Zionsville Chamber of Commerce

Our Location

Tulip Tree Creamery

6330 Corporate Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46278, USA

Business Hours

By appointment only.

Service Area

Locally and nationally distributed to stores and restaurants.

Find us at the following farmers markets in central Indiana:

Broad Ripple Farmers Market

Carmel Farmers Market

Garfield Park Farmers Market

Indy Winter Farmers Market

Binford Farmers Market

Lineage Farmers Market

Also available for home delivery through Market Wagon and Green Bean Delivery

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