Carolina Cheeses

Carolina Cheeses
Carolina Cheeses

Artisanal cheeses are becoming more and more popular in our city. So, isn’t it about time you met the men and women that make these tasty cheeses. Meet just a few of the hard working, local, artisanal cheesemakers in our state.

Bosky Acres

Deep in the heart of Matthews, North Carolina lies one of the best cheese producers in the the state. Bosky Acres is all about their goats. Their main focus is unripened goat cheese. They also produce fresh goat’s milk which is pastuerized to perfection. Along with all of their amazing food products, Bosky Acres also produces soap, taking the term artisanal to a whole new level.

• For more info: www.boskyacres.com

Looking Glass Creamery

Jennifer & Andy Perkins created Looking Glass Creamery in the winter of 2009. The cheese making facility outside of Asheville, North Carolina is award-winning. Not only do they produce a variety of fine cheeses, but they also teach classes on making cheese and building handmade items for your home.

• For info:www.ashevillecheese.com
Ripshin Goat Dairy

Located in Happy Valley on the Yadkin River, the Ripshin Goat Dairy is another amazing local dairy. They raise American Saanen dairy goats in the foothills of the North Carolina mountans and have been doing so for more than six generations. Just like most local cheese makers their products are sold at farmers markets all over the Carolinas. Ecologically sound and efficient in every aspect, Ripshin brings a quality that most facilities do not.

• For info: www.ripshingoatdairy.com

Spinning Spider Creamery

Spinning Spider Creamery hides in a holler on Bailey mountain and the folks  there focus on handcrafting the best cheese possible. Family first seems to be the mantra as the entire family is involved in the business. Love and care are the two main ingredients that make this operation work.

• For info: spinningspidercreamery.com
Cheval Farmstead Dairy

Cheval Farmstead Dairy is located in Vale, North Carolina. No animal by-products are used in any of their cheeses. They focus on staying organic and pride themselves on being local. They do not have an on-site store, but you can find their products throughout the Davidson, Denver, & Charlotte areas.

• For more info: www.ncagr.gov

Ashe County Cheese

Ashe County Cheese was founded in 1930. It is North Carolina’s eldest cheese plant. Hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains for 75 years, Ashe County Cheese makes other food products as well as gifts. The plant is now owned by the Everheart family. For decades this cheese plant has produced some of the best cheeses and will continue to do so.  

• For  info: www.ashecountycheese.comonomy, to use Johnson and Wales students as interns (of which they currently have four), and to make it easier for those wanting to embrace a paleo lifestyle to do so.  For more info visit to www.modpaleo.com.