Cheese -- on a farm, on a plate, on a boat

Argyle cheese

The annual Washington County Cheese Tour is coming up September 7 and 8 (10 am - 4 pm each day). The free self-guided tour includes stops at a handful of cheese-producing farms within a 10-mile radius. The farms will be giving out samples and talking about their cheese-making processes.

The participating farms this year: 3-Corner Field Farm (Shushan), Argyle Cheese Farmer (Argyle), Consider Bardwell Farm (West Pawlet, Vermont), Longview Farm (Argyle, Sugarloaf Farm (Fort Ann ), and Sweet Spring Farm (Argyle).

Tim went on the tour a few years back and shared a good recap with us about finding his "cheesy bliss" on the tour.

The Cheese Tour Premiere (with Beer)
In honor of the Washington County Cheese Tour, the Confectionery in Troy has lined up a "cheese tour premiere" -- a tasting of seven cow, goat and sheep cheeses from the Washington County farms -- Thursday night (tonight, August 29). The cheeses will be paired with craft beer.

The tasting from 6-8 pm tonight. Tickets are $30.

Cheddar on a boat
One more cheesy bit: Friday night at the Confectionery they'll be featuring a flight of three Wisconsin cheddars -- a 2-year, a 6-year and a 10-year cheddar. The cheese made its way from Wisconsin to Troy via tugboat. (And if you're wondering how cheddar cheese travels from Wisconsin to Troy on a tugboat, the answer is: Duncan Crary. Of course.)

photo: Tim Dawkins


Of course. :)

Metroland has perhaps the best headline inspired by this story...

"It's the most wonderful tiiiiiiime of the year!"

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