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Cheddar, Lard and Living in the South

Cheddar is like an old, reliable friend (may we all be so blessed as to have one of those). You know the kind.  They are solid and always handy with a kind word and good advice. You can call them, even if its been awhile, and fall back into that comfortable track.  No awkward pauses, no judgement and you just feel good being around them. Unlike Brie, while beautiful, she's tempremental and a bit high maintenance. Washed Rind, your art major friend from college? Depressed with a bit of a personal hygiene problem. We all have our burdens to bear. Now Cheddar, you're never going to find out that he's got a secret second family the next town over or anything like...

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Recent News from The Creamery

Want to be the first to find out what is going on at the creamery?  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter.  Don't worry, we are not very organized nor do we have much time to sit around writing newsletters so your inbox will not fill up with them and we never share your email.  We are lucky to get 4 done a year but anyway, here is our most recent one.   FALL 2015 NEWSLETTER  

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I Can Pickle That.

There is a difference between cow dairy farmers and other farmers, even other dairy farmers (don't forget about sheep & goats!). Cow dairy farmers are often in the age range of 50 to 70+ and usually male. Often there is nobody standing in line to pass their torch to and their love of dairy farming because everyone left for the city long ago or doesn't want a 24 hour job of hard labor for low pay. But the ones who stayed are still there because they love what they do, they love the animals, they love the land, and they they love the life despite its hardships.  Like any job, I am sure there are a few bad apples in...

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Going Wild

We always try to do a staff trip here and there for the troops.  You know, keep morale up, encourage bonding, give thanks for service and a job well done.  Of course the core of our (very small) staff have been with us for 4 years now which is pretty incredible.  Someday they will take flight on their own journey's but we have been blessed to have them working here and working hard for us as long as they have. In appreciation of their hard work we have been hiking, horseback riding, ziplining, dinner out, and what not but this time we went on a Wild Food Adventure with No Taste Like Home led by Alan Muskat.Having lived here for fifteen...

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We Are Off to Italy In Our Minds.

Fall is fast flying away especially after the recent snow of the newest day of this November.  Four inches coated the ground and swirled around chasing away the clean bright light of fall and driving its last, brave golden reflectors to the earth. Replacing it are the dark bones of winter in a stark landscape of grays and browns with an occasional outline of white. The geese overhead are gone and the deer bounce nervously through the vacancy of harvested corn fields.  The grass is just a withered impression of its former self.  The cows and goats have moved onto hay and the milk has changed once again.  I like winter milk, while it is unvaried it is also rich and...

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