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Follow the (Local) Cheese…

Local Cheese

…to area Appalachian Grown™ partner tailgates and restaurants this May!

Nearly every area farmers market includes farm vendors offering their cheese. Many also feature baked goods vendors who make cheesy treats. To celebrate Get Local cheese month, Farm & Sparrow is using Looking Glass Creamery’s chevre, or goat cheese, in pastries like roasted beet with rosemary chevre and strawberry, rhubarb, chevre, and mint; Farm & Sparrow sells at Asheville City Market, Black Mountain Tailgate Market, and North Asheville Tailgate Market. Rachel’s Delectables is offering lemon cheesecake, coconut rum cheesecake, lime cheesecake, and other flavors at markets in May—all also made with Looking Glass Creamery’s chevre. Find Rachel’s at Asheville City Market, Black Mountain Tailgate Market, East Asheville Tailgate Market, Oakley Farmers Market, and Weaverville Tailgate Market.

From markets, follow the cheese to participating Get Local restaurants, including Red Stag Grill, Neo Burrito, and Posana Café:

  • Red Stag Grill offers a cheese board of Appalachian Grown cheeses and cheeses from across North Carolina.
  • Neo Burrito’s May special is a peach bourbon-glazed local bison brisket from Carolina Bison. The meat gets topped with fingerling potatoes and a local Ashe County blue cheese sauce, along with organic Brussels sprout slaw; the special comes as a burrito or plated meal.
  • Posana Café will feature Looking Glass chevre and aged Brie and Manchego from Three Graces Dairy on their special Appalachian Grown menu on May 16. Proceeds from the all-local menu—which will also include local pork, beef, trout, and produce—will benefit ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program. This is Posana’s fourth year hosting the fundraiser, which coincides with their anniversary.

For a list of local cheese producers, as well as tailgates and restaurants, visit our online Local Food Guide.

PS: Check out this great article from The Laurel of Asheville about cheese month + the WNC Cheese Trail.
PPS: Know of other Get Local specials or cheesy celebrations? Tell us below!

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