We are proud to offer Cherry Grove Farm Cheese! You know, I’ll just let them do the talking…from their website:
We are a sustainable, diversified farm that strives to produce quality cheese while respecting our animals and the environment. This ultimately benefits our customers by offering them healthier, locally produced food with no hormones, antibiotics or steroids.
230 acres of our 400 acre farm is certified organic pasture. This is where our herd of Jersey and Short Horn Milking Dairy Cattle enjoy a lush variety of grass. We practice rotational grass grazing giving the cows a constant supply of fresh grass. The cows come inside twice a day to be milked but otherwise spend all their time outside grazing our organic pastures.
Raw milk from grass-fed cows gives our Cheese Maker and General Manager Kelly Harding a fantastic starting material for his craft. With the assistance of recent CIA gradute Sam Kennedy, Kelly makes cheese up to 6 times a week during our spring flush. The cows mow the grass and fertilize it, too! This saves fuel and eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers. Kelly and Sam produce a wide variety of cheeses ranging from fresh cheese like our Buttercup Brie to an aged hard cheese called Havilah.
Our Cheese is made Artisanally in small batches allowing Kelly to maintain a high standards of quality. All the whey from our cheese facility sustains a population of Certified Berkshire Pigs. Whey is full of protein and helps make great pork. Our pigs roam free in the woods in the center of our property and we use no growth hormones, antibiotics or steroids.
All the heat and hot water for the store, the cheese facility and even Kelly’s house is generated by a wood fired heat exchanger. We allow local tree surgeons to dump wood on the property that they would normally pay to landfill. We use it to fire the furnace saving us and the tree surgeons money.
We strive to move towards sustainable practices like this in everything we do.
Yep, this is the kind of people we like to support! Currently in stock we have:
Toma–Tangy and salty with a creamy, smooth mouth feel and mushroom overtones
Herdsman–Creamy and smooth
Full Nettle Jack, and Garlic/Peppercorn Jack–Melt in your mouth creaminess with unique flavors.
Come by for a taste…let us know you saw the blog post and we’ll take 10% off your cheese purchase!