The trend of HCC cheeses finding their way to exceptional eateries continues in downtown Hillsborough with La Place Louisiana Cookery. La Place features Cajun cuisine with a North Carolina twist, and uses a variety of local ingredients. How’d we all get so lucky to have so much great food around?! La Place serves lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, brunch on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Saturday dinner. We’ve already enjoyed a few meals there, and the food is beyond marvelous! We hope to see you there!
HCC is super excited to be partnered with a fantastic new sandwich shop in Hillsborough, NC – Bona Fide Sandwich Co. Hillsborough has been blessed to have so many wonderful food producers and restaurants over the years, and we (with so many others!) can’t wait to make it a part of our regular lunch rounds. Everything on the menu sounds amazing! If you haven’t been thorough Hillsborough lately, here’s another great reason to check out all the changes. Why not make it a day on Saturday – come visit us at the Eno River Farmer’s Market in the morning, take a stroll by the Eno, then grab lunch across the street at Bona Fide! We look forward to bumping into you there!
After a long winter break, our goat milk is flowing again! Look for more goat cheeses at market in the coming weeks. We have a new cow/goat Feta we are excited to share, as well as the return of our versions of goat Gouda and Manchego. Most of all, we are super excited about the return of our insanely delicious Bloomin’ Sweet Ash! We got a few batches started a couple of weeks ago and hope to have it available in abundance for the rest of the year, starting in the next week or so. If you haven’t tasted it yet, you are truly missing something special! Come visit us at market for a sample! Here are a couple of photos of just molded Sweet Ash, awaiting the ashing stage, then the growth of their white, bloomy rind. YUM!!
Hillsborough Cheese Company is honored to have our Bloomin’ Sweet Ash mentioned in the Taste 2015 – The Triangle’s Ultimate Food Guide, as a must have local grocery item. To those not familiar with Taste 2015, it is a “celebration of food”, involving many of the Triangle’s best and brightest chefs, brewers, farmers, food artisans and purveyors of the bounty of amazing foods we are so lucky to have. There were a series of “foodie” events in the Triangle (and maybe more to come) over the past few months. Hopefully some of you were able to check a few of them out! Grab one of the Food Guides, too; it has some amazing recipes from over two dozen local chefs.
Hillsborough Cheese Company is beyond pleased to have partnered with Jujube Restaurant in Chapel Hill, providing several cheeses for Chef Charlie Deal and his partner, Julian Benfey, to concoct some great new dishes (Watermelon Beet Salad with our amazing cow feta and a Cucumber Mango Salad with our Lebna). Jujube will also be using a select few chevre flavors, so stay tuned in the near future for those. We have always been blown away by the quality and detail that Chef Deal brings; Jujube has been a favorite restaurant of ours since day one, and we couldn’t be more proud to help make it even more amazing. Jujube is opening a new tapas bar in Durham this summer called Juju, and we have no doubt it will be equally as successful as Jujube has been. Make sure you grab a meal at Jujube now, and Juju later this summer!
For the third year running, our amazing customers have nominated us for the Independent’s Best of the Triangle in the “Best local cheese producer” category! We cannot thank you enough for your continued support over the years – we are beyond lucky to continue to do what we love, while supporting the amazing local food culture in the Triangle. There will be a big Best of the Triangle party one June 7 at Durham Central Park – definitely plan to be there for food, music and fun! Thank you all so much for considering us to be one of the best cheesemakers in the Triangle!
Hillsborough Cheese Company is more than happy to announce (a month overdue!) a new partnership with Bin 54 in Chapel Hill! Owned by George Bakatsias, a much loved and respected restaurateur, Bin 54 is truly extreme fine dining, and it is located in Chapel Hill, at Glen Lennox. Executive Chef Kevin Draper uses only the finest ingredients (that’s why he picked us, right?!), and always has a menu filled with mouth-watering morsels, which changes seasonally. Chef Draper is currently using our goat cheese, as well as some of our aged cheeses, to compliment his menu. If you are looking for a superlative dining experience for a special occasion, or just a lovely night out, go check out Bin 54!