National Cheese Lover’s Day

Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day! Did you know that the average American consumes about 31 pounds of cheese each year? That may seem like a lot, but for the average French person it’s 50 pounds!
There are more than 900 known cheeses in the world, and they can all be classified by texture. Here are the primary classifications and some examples: fresh cheese (chevre); soft cheese (riccotta); semi-soft cheese (feta); semi-hard cheese (gouda); hard cheese (cheddar); double or triple crème cheese (a New York state farmstead example…Nettle Meadow kunik); blue cheese (gorgonzola); washed rind cheese (tomme); and bloomy rind cheese (brie).
People have been making cheese for at least 8,000 years, so the cheeses we enjoy today are all relatively young by comparison. Take Emmental (also known as Swiss cheese), for example. It’s only been around since the first century BC!

 
Come get some farmstead cheese from us today to celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day!
Right now we have:

An aged goat milk hard cheese, creamy and gets sharper and more complex as it ages. Named after the Black Rock Forest ridge that shadows our farm.

An aged Greek style semi-firm feta, salty with a clean distinct flavor. It can be sliced or crumbled. Named after a notorious local creek where Native Americans killed settlers. (Moodna is a corruption of the Dutch “Moordenaars” or murderer’s creek.

A spreadable milk cheese made in just 24 hours this summer and fall and frozen fresh to preserve it for off season consumption. Shaped into a medallion. Rich floral creaminess and velvety texture with light citrus notes. Named after a scenic bubbling creek that runs through the center of Cornwall.

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