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April 2015

4/12  Homemade Ricotta & Mozzarella Class   Learn to make ricotta & mozzarella, and taste some of our award-winning farmstead cheeses, then delight your family and friends by sharing your new skills in your own kitchen! Click here for more details. 

4/18

Farmstead Cheese Class Like farmers and ranchers around the world, learn age old recipes used to to preserve the milk harvest. After a brief discussion around the history of farmer’s cheese, you’ll take part in making paneer, queso blanco, and cream cheese.

4/18

Raw-Milk Cheese Appreciation Day Join us on Saturday, April 18th when cheese shops and cheese makers around the world salute raw-milk cheese with tastings, demonstrations, and educational events that spotlight and celebrate the tradition of raw milk cheese.

We will be giving free farm tours (morning and afternoon) and staging 2 demonstrations off-farm, as well as sampling our own farmstead raw-milk cheeses.

Morning farm tour – 9:30am (30 minute tour)

Afternoon tour – 2:00pm (1 hour tour)

4/30 Preserving!  To Be Announced Learn to preserve the local harvest with Jammin’ Crepes Co-Founder & Cornell University Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver, Kim Rizk. Each class will introduce you to a different preserved product (fruit butters, pickles, etc.). Kim will guide you through the recipe steps as you chop & cook, and will then show you the basics of water bath canning. All students will go home with the recipes and canning details, as well a jar of each recipe made that day – at least one being shelf stable. Each class will end with a tasting featuring a Cherry Grove Farm cheese pairing! Also, enjoy a 10% discount on CGF products in the farmstore the day of the class.

 

May 2015

5/3 Cooking in the Wild

In collaboration with Heirloom Kitchen.

5/16 Homemade Ricotta & Mozzarella Class Learn to make ricotta & mozzarella, and taste some of our award-winning farmstead cheeses.  Delight your family and friends by sharing your new skills in your own kitchen! Click here for more details. 

 

June  2015

6/4

Preserving!  Strawberry Jam

Learn to preserve the local harvest with Jammin’ Crepes Co-Founder & Cornell University Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver, Kim Rizk. Each class will introduce you to a different preserved product (fruit butters, pickles, etc.). Kim will guide you through the recipe steps as you chop & cook, and will then show you the basics of water bath canning. All students will go home with the recipes and canning details, as well a jar of each recipe made that day – at least one being shelf stable. Each class will end with a tasting featuring a Cherry Grove Farm cheese pairing! Also, enjoy a 10% discount on CGF products in the farmstore the day of the class.
6/6 Homemade Ricotta & Mozzarella Class Learn to make ricotta & mozzarella, and taste some of our award-winning farmstead cheeses.  Delight your family and friends by sharing your new skills in your own kitchen! Click here for more details.
6/13

Grass-Fed BBQ 11:30 am – 5 pm

 

Come celebrate our pastured meat at the first annual Grass-Fed BBQ! Featuring pasture plates of spit-roasted bbq pork sandwiches with sides by guest chef Doug Duda of DudaQ. Hayrides and farm games for the family, farm tours & falconry demonstrations – and more! Join us for tons of sustainable fun! $5.00 entrance fee per car. 
6/18 Cherry Grove Farm @ Heirloom Kitchen Our Homemade Ricotta & Mozzarella Class goes on the road to Heirloom Kitchen in Old Bridge, NJ!

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1902 - Family purchased farm

1910 - Leased land to dairy farmer

1987 - Hamill Brothers inherit farm

2002 - Started as a family business

2003 - Started a beef herd, laying hens, and pigs

2004 - Added sheep and attained organic certification of pasture land

2005 - Added dairy herd and began making fresh cheeses like mozzarella

2006 - Built aging caves and began making aged cheeses

2012 - Grid Magazine’s Cheese of the Month (Nov – Full Nettle Jack); Finalist at the Good Food Awards (Toma)

2013 - Won 2 blue ribbons from the American Cheese Society(for Buttercup Brie and Lawrenceville Jack Reserve); Added second cheesemaker

2014 - Broke ground on additional aging space and began process of getting AWA certification for our chickens
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