Once again we have been beyond honored by our super-fantastic customers! We are among The Independent Weekly’s three finalists for Best Local Cheese Producer in the Triangle! Thank you all so, so much for voting for us again this year! We try our hardest to bring you the very best cheese we can! We hope you will join us at the Best of the Triangle Party at DAP on June 15th from 4-10 pm to eat, drink and listen to some great music! Thank you all so much for your votes and your support!
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Greetings cheese lovers! We have finally gotten our hands on the survey put together by the Duke Fuqua students we are working with. We’d love your feedback!
A big welcome to Evan Tasios! Evan brings to HCC a passion for food, some fresh ideas and perspective and a wonderful outgoing personality. You may have already met him at one of our markets. Make sure you say hi if you haven’t! We are very lucky to have Evan on board, and know that he will make HCC nothing but a better cheese company.
We are thrilled that our cheese has found its way to City Kitchen, an eclectic neighborhood restaurant featuring classic and unique Americana fare. City Kitchen prides itself on its simple, home-style approach to American cooking, that focuses on delectable comfort food, with a heavy focus on local ingredients. City Kitchen has chosen our Farmer’s Cheese as one of three offerings on their cheese plate, in addition to utilizing our chevre for other dishes. We are so happy to be working with another wonderful local restaurant! If you haven’t been yet, City Kitchen is located at University Mall in Chapel Hill, 201 S Estes Drive. University Mall also happens to be the location of the Chapel Hill Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings, so make it a day!
We are pleased to announce that we have made a great contact in Charleston, SC in the form of Goat.Sheep.Cow, a wonderful wine and cheese shop owned by Trudi Wagner. Trudi recently started carrying our Bloomin’ Sweet Ash (one of our best cheeses!), as well as our Bloomin’ Lunitas, the cow version of sweet ash (without the ash). We couldn’t be more pleased to have begun working with Trudi! She has been a great supporter of our business, even going so far as to push our cheese to restaurants in Charleston. If anyone heads to Charleston, be sure to look them up!
Our cheese kitchen lineup is changing along with the seasons! At the end of the month we will say goodbye to Matt Lardie, who has been with us since 2010. Matt will be working for Chef Amy Tornquist in Durham as a pastry assistant for her three wonderful businesses. Brady (whom many of you have probably already met at the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market) will be filling Matt’s role, and we are excited to announce that we’ve hired a new full-time cheese apprentice to help him out – Austin! Austin comes to us from his family farm, Two Bridges Farm, and has been a regular vendor at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market. We’re happy to have Austin on board as we continue to expand and improve the business.
We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with Glasshalfull in Carrboro to supply them with all their chevre needs! Featuring contemporary American cooking and a superb wine list, Glasshalfull is one of our favorite Carrboro restaurants and we are so happy to be working with them. Whether you want a full meal or just a quick snack and a glass of wine, you won’t regret visiting Glasshalfull. Be sure to look for our chevre!
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We are so happy to announce that our cheese is now on the menu at Elements, a great new restaurant in Chapel Hill. Chef Michael Chuong and the Elements team have been using our Farmer’s Cheese in their Caprese Salads, and it has become one of the most popular dishes in the restaurant! We love that Chef Chuong and his team are committed to showcasing great local North Carolina produce and products, and we are thankful that they have chosen to serve our cheese.
Elements is located at 2110 Environ Way in Chapel Hill. Visit their website or call 919-537-8780 for reservations.
In an effort to make it easier for our customers to find out about our wholesale program, we’ve created a new wholesale inquiry sheet. It only takes a moment to fill out, and we will get back to you ASAP with cheese availability and pricing. We’ve even been known to work with our customers to make a custom cheese to fit their needs!
We are excited to announce that starting in August we’ll be putting out a monthly newsletter chock full of all the happenings here at Hillsborough Cheese Company. You can expect cheese trivia, notes on which hard cheeses will be available over the next month, recipes (both from us and from our customers), photos, and more! We might even do a few cheese giveaways….but you won’t know if you don’t sign up!