Best Local Cheeses from a REAL Farmer?
Where and what kind?
I can only speak of my neck of the woods, but here in Franklin County, MA we have at least two award winning farms, both selling various goat cheeses:
Goat Rising, in Charlemont www.goatrising.com
Hillman Farm, in Colrain Hillman does not seem to have a website that I can find, but if you Google it, you will find lots of references.
There are a lot of terrific New England farmstead cheeses. Here are 2 of my favorites:
Taylor Farm in Londonderry VT
Smith's Country Cheese in Winchendon MA
See an entire list of New England made cheeses (some farmstead, some not) at www.newenglandcheese.com
Best kept secret in the NE cheese world - Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley New Jersey. Have not had a bad cheese from them ever. The cheese not to miss - Nettlesome.