Events

 

February 2015

2/14 Slow Food Winter Market Central NJ’s “EAT SLOW” Winter Farmer’s Market at D&R Greenway
 2/21 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. 
 2/23 Cheese Dinner with Max McCalman at Fork Restaurant

Fork welcomes back master cheese expert and author, Max McCalman, on February 23rd for an exclusive dinner and cheese class. The dinner includes hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine, seated pasta and entree with paired wines. After dinner, Max will lead a tasting of  local artisan cheeses paired with a flight of wines as he explores “Cheese Myths and the Inexact Science of Wine Pairing.”

The entire evening of reception, dinner, cheeses, wines and master class is only $85 per person.  Space is very limited. Call the restaurant directly to book. 215-625-9425.

2/26 Preserving! Winter Pickles

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.

 

March 2015

3/8 Pop-Up Sunday Supper with Highlands Dinner Club An intimate dinner of ten food curious folks featuring Cherry Grove Farm cheese & meats and other locally sourced ingredients.  More details to come!  Email Heath at heathf.cgf@gmail.com to purchase tickets or for more information.  $90 per person.
3/8

Brewer’s Plate, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

The Brewer’s Plate is the great-grand-pappy of the beer and food pairing movement inPhiladelphia – one of the first to introduce the region’s blossoming throngs of foodies and beer geeks to the concept.  The event benefits Fair Food.
3/14

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. 
 3/14 Slow Food Winter Market Central NJ’s “EAT SLOW” Winter Farmer’s Market at D&R Greenway
3/22 Bucks Bacon & Beer The 2nd Annual Bucks, Bacon & Beer, sponsored by Bucks County Taste and Triumph Brewing Company, taking place in New Hope, PA at Triumph Brewing Company. Due to the popularity of this event, we are offering 2 different ticket times. Ticket entrances will be Noon ($40) and 2:00pm ($35) It’s all about the bacon! Be it smoked, cured, artisanal, or non-nitrate, come and taste the best. Enjoy locally sourced and locally made bacon, sausage, cheese and other delectable foods from local purveyors, farmers and butchers. Enjoy smoked Rauchbier beer, brewed by Triumph Brewing Company. Take your chance on a raffle with delicious prizes (hint: do you want even more bacon?) and enjoy live music.
3/28 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.

 

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. 
4/22 Cherry Grove Farm @ Heirloom Kitchen Our Homemade Ricotta & Mozzarella Class goes on the road to Heirloom Kitchen in Old Bridge, NJ!
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.

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May 2015

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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