That’s right! Our Carolina Blue is back and better than ever! Over the past several months, we’ve tried many variations, and subsequently brought a few of those to market. A big thank you to everyone who’s waited patiently, and most especially to everyone who’s tasted and given feedback on how to make our blue better. We have finally hit the consistency we’re looking for (in taste, texture and appearance) and are proud to bring a bit to market this weekend. We plan on our blue being a regular at markets, particularly during the busier summer months (Assuming we can make enough to keep up with demand! It’s that good!) Please come by for a taste and let us know what you think! We look forward to sharing it with you!
Happy Holidays from Hillsborough Cheese Company! It’s about time to curl up in front of the fire and enjoy some delicious …cheese! This fall, we have been experimenting with some new ideas, one of which we are bringing to market starting November 21: shredded mozzarella! We took our amazingly delicious, hand-stretched, fresh mozzarella and grated it for all the pizza lovers out there (it goes with more than just pizza! We like to eat it by the handful!). Same great taste, except now it’s ready to jump right into your favorite dish. It freezes well, and keeps just fine in the fridge for a couple of weeks (not that it ever lasts that long!). Don’t worry, we’ll still have our mozzarella in the traditional shape. We’d really love to know what you think, so swing by and give it a test run! Stay warm!
Join Hillsborough Cheese Company and several other area cheese producers today at the Curds and Crafts Festival on the Weaver Street Market – Carrboro – location! Lots of delicious cheeses to taste, as well as a variety of hand-crafted artisanal beers from local breweries. Hillsborough Cheese is featuring our amazing Bloomin’ Sweet Ash, as well as a few other yummy delights. Look forward to seeing 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!!
Every Saturday you can find us at one of our farmers’ markets offering up free samples. Our sample board is like a Who’s Who of HCC cheeses. We try to offer a variety of cheeses for our customers to try; from soft chevres to harder aged raw-milk cheeses like our Eno Mountain Sharp. Any way you cut it, our cheese board should be a stop on your weekly trip to the farmers’ market!
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