A Happy New Year from the cheesemakers!

We hope you all enjoyed the holiday festivities and had a lot of memorable times filled with great cheese!
 
Life on the farm has been interesting in this warm, wet beginning of winter. The grass is still green, the pink-fleshed apple outside our farm store is budding, and the garlic in the garden has broken ground and is soaring upwards. It is a strange start to winter, but it certainly makes us appreciate what our farmers are doing here at Cherry Grove Farm, and makes us grateful to be a part of sustainably turning grass into cheese. We are really excited about this upcoming year and look forward to producing more wonderful cheese for you to enjoy!
 
Here is a look at our current availability…
 
Herdsman: September wheels. Dense and fudgy, yet rivers of cream and butter at the same time. Raw Milk.
 
Harvest Tomme: This is our fancy version of Herdsman, available in petite .65-1 lb baskets, with the added dashing panache of ash through the middle. Perfect for those exceptional cheese boards or as easy party take homes for your customers sold whole. Raw Milk.
 
Havilah:  Wonderful summer 2014 batches. Caramelized onion, sweet clover, grass, pineapple. Raw Milk.
 
Toma : We are extremely happy with the Toma batches that are coming out of our aging rooms and have gotten amazing feedback on them. Notes of peanut, cream, grass, and a wonderful lasting funk. Smooth, semi-soft, buttery texture with a lovely blush hued rind. This cheese has been the first to get completely eaten at all three of my holiday parties this year.  Aged about 90 days, 7-8 lb rounds. Raw milk.
 
Trilby : The second batch of our newest soft ripened washed rind cheese. It is a bit higher moisture than our first batch and is ripening into a lightly viscous texture. A lot of beefy washed-rind flavors along with some olive and walnut notes and a faint hint of rye whiskey spice. Washed in Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey. Pasteurized Milk

Lawrenceville Jack: 
May wheels. Grassy, mild and creamy. Raw Milk 
 
Full Nettle Jack: Bright flavors, with citrus notes shining through from the nettles. Tastes like summer.  Raw Milk 
 
Buttercup Brie: We still have our ever popular Brie available. Lovely flavors of woodsy mushrooms and hay on batches from mid-late November.  We have 2 whole wheel sizes available. Mini Brie.50-.75lb. Great size for 2-4 people to split as a dessert. And Regular Brie 1.3-1.8 lbs. Classic and bold, buttery mushroom flavors. Pasteurized Milk.
 
We are looking forward to another great year with all of you!

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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