Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Who Sliced the Cheese

You know the back country roads are filled with more than just winding turns and sudden stops at turns with a buggy in front of you as you try to play dodge with, well, whatever was left behind. You might ask at that point who has sliced the cheese. Well, here in New Holland, we have the makers of the little triangle boxes of goat cheese. They have been making this cheese for quite some time here. On a commercial note, not bad, but for the good stuff, you have to do a little digging.

Well with the help of the state we found all kinds of great things right at our fingertips. What a surprise. Theses cheeses are hand crafted using only the freshest of ingredients. Non pasteurized milk lends to the unique taste of many of the cheeses that are produced. The local Amish Farmers are still making cheese the old fashioned way, and it shows. We have discovered some cheese that is actually caved-ripened right here in Lancaster county. Who would have thought? We have not been to all of the ones the state offers, but we are doing our best. We do offer a cheese and wine tour at the Bed and Breakfast that takes guests on tours of the country side to do nothing but eat cheese and drink wine. Eat more wine and drink more cheese; tas mor win and drik mor che.. I forget; what are we doing? Well in any case I think you get the point, what a day it always is.

What about trying out Shady Maple. They may not make their own cheese, but they sure know how to smoke what they have. I often get the smoked swiss up there and go to town with it. I may just have some tonight before I go to bed, "that won't keep me up all night."

Well the cheese is being sliced all over the place around here in Lancaster; in a good way. Come try it out, you won't be disappointed.

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