In my opinion, there's nearly nothing better than cheese. I'm not a knowledgeable connoisseur, but as a fervent fan I can appreciate the upcoming Washington County Cheesemakers Tour.
Wherever it ranks on your food list, if you like cheese just a little bit, then this tour is something for you.
The 5th Annual Washington County Cheese Tour will take place throughout the county over a weekend in September, from Saturday the 10th to Sunday the 11th.
Five creative farmstead cheese makers will open their farms to the public. Visitors can wander on a self-guided tour, sample specially selected cheese, and have a first-hand experience of cheese-making traditions that go back as far as the nineteenth century.
Participating farms include Argyle Cheese Farmer, Sweet Spring Farm, and Longview Farm in Argyle, 3-Corner Field Farm in Shushan, and Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet, VT.
The free style of the cheese tour makes it a perfect, flexible weekend getaway. Each farm is located within a ten-mile radius, so you can visit all five or take your leisure at any number in between.
Stay in one of the region's many quaint country inns and cozy bed & breakfasts as you travel to make it an extra special visit. And bring back some gifts - freshly made and maturely aged cheeses are available for purchase at each farm.
For more information about the cheese tour, visit the Washington County Cheesemakers website at www.washingtoncountycheese.com
Does the cheese tour sound like something you'll do? What kinds of cheeses are your favorite? Let us know!