In a little over one-week, Fair Food will hit the trail for a Farm Tour of Chester County’s Cheesemakers. This is your chance to come face-to-face with the producers of your favorite creamy, aged, and stinky varieties with a group of fellow fromagophiles.
Pull on some comfortable clothing (elastic waist bands recommended for full-on cheese gorging) and closed-toed shoes, and be sure to bring a camera to capture the long-lashed beauty of Birchrun Hills Farm’s Holstein gals. You may want to consider touting along a small cooler, as once you take a taste of these farm’s offerings you won’t want to go home without a block…or five.
The tour’s pick-up point is at Reading Terminal Market, coincidentally where you’ll end your day as well. First stop is Coatesville’s Doe Run Farm, where Kristian Holbrooke uses the milks of goats, sheep, and cows to create aged mixed-milk delicacies. Next up is a farm whose cheeses have made many an appearance in Madame Fromage’s Cheese of the Month column, Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester Springs. It’s here that Sue Miller crafts flavorful cheeses using milk from her herd of Holstein cows. With funky names including Red Cat, Fat Cat, and Birchrun Blue, it’s no wonder her selections pack such punch.
Fair Food’s Cheesemonger, Paul Lawler will lead the charge.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (approx.)
Pick-up & Drop-off at Reading Terminal Market
Buy your tickets (Fast!) here.
Keep your eyes open for Fair Food's other upcoming Farm Tours.
Lawler is a busy cheese-afficianado this month…he’ll also lead a Birchrun Cheese & Craft Brew fundraiser tasting on June 17th, along with Tenaya Darlington a.k.a. Madame Fromage. More information can be found here.