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Best Local Cheeses from a REAL Farmer?

Where and what kind?

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  1. 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
    and
    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.

    1. There are a lot of terrific New England farmstead cheeses. Here are 2 of my favorites:

      Taylor Farm in Londonderry VT
      http://www.taylorfarmvermont.com/inde...

      Smith's Country Cheese in Winchendon MA
      www.smithscountrycheese.com

      See an entire list of New England made cheeses (some farmstead, some not) at www.newenglandcheese.com

      1. Cato Corner Farm in Colchester, CT. They make a couple cheeses that I enjoy, I believe one is called Hooligan.
        http://www.catocornerfarm.com/

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        1. re: NE_Elaine

          I second Cato's Corner, very good stuff.

          1. re: NE_Elaine

            Ooh...Hooligan. I just tried it for the first time, and I have fallen deeply and dangerously in love. It's downright nasty, and I mean that in the nicest way.

          2. Great Hill Blue from Marion, MA. It's delicious, and I think they make it on the farm, with milk from their Guernseys.

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            1. 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.