Tuesday, June 19, 2012

SVSF @ Beltane Farm!

To kick off the first week of summer, SVSF paid a visit to Beltane Farm in Lebanon, CT for a seasonal goat milk cheese tasting. (Photos courtesy of Paul Parzyszek)

We even met some roadside llamas along the way:

Spending some quality time nursing the newborns:

After a thorough introduction to the goats, the farmers and the wide variety of cheeses on the menu, we spent an hour in the tasting house enjoying the local art (fantastic pottery, artisan goat milk soaps and local honey) and tasting the selection before proceeding to the checkout to buy a couple pounds of cheese to enjoy at home. A favorite of the group included the chive and black pepper fresh chevre: an award winning cheese made in fresh weekly. Other seasonings include dill, black pepper, boursin and plain

Another favorite was the Dans de la Lune, a French style rinded cheese ripened for 10-12 days, thick and creamy with a tart and fruity finish, great for pairing with white wine. 

The majority of Beltane Farm products are sold at local CT farmers markets. You can check here to see if their products will be available at a market near you. Big thanks to Paul Trubey and his staff for the wonderful visit! Next visit: Cassidy Hill Vineyard in Coventry?

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