Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery
Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery • Exclusive cave aged cheeses, hand-crafted with love in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina: Gibbous Gouda, Blue Ridge Blue, Golden Hint-O-Blue, Tomma, Hint-O-Blue
"Cheese-making has been on the rise in North Carolina, which boasts 40 cheese-making operations inspected by state officials, according to Matt Lange, executive director of N.C. Dairy Advantage, a nonprofit created by the state’s dairy producers to support their industry. Of that number about 30-35 are what Lange describes as artisanal cheese-makers — producers who own goats or cows and process milk and cheese on a farm, or operations that source local milk to make cheese. The state also ranks near the top in the number of dairy goats. In fact, the American Dairy Goat Association is headquartered in North Carolina." ~ Jason Sandford, Asheville Citizen-Times
Victor Chiarizia • Cheese-Maker & Affineur_______.Parker Johnson • Assistant Cheese-maker
I have always loved to cook. My mom and dad, both of Italian heritage, created and prepared foods from scratch. Gardening, making homemade cheeses, sausages and wine were family traditions. As a child, my dad showed me how to make cheese with recipes from the old country. Ever since then I have loved experimenting with cheese-making.
My career for the past 37 years has been artistic glassblowing. Relocating several years ago from Connecticut to Fairview, in Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, I have had the opportunity to expand my business to include artisan cheese-making. The land here is bucolic with meadows, a babbling brook, waterfall and ponds. My natural rock-lined cheese cave, nestled and carved into the base of a mountain, stays at a constant temperature which is perfect for the aging process. Making cheese has been a fulfilling way to expand my creative expression and to realize a lifelong dream.
Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery’s distinctive cheeses are hand-crafted with love in small batches and cave-aged to perfection. We begin with the raw milk of local pasture raised cows. Cave aging gives the cheeses a unique character known in France as “Terrior” loosely translated to “of the land.” Due to this process, our cheeses impart a flavor unique to the locale and could not be duplicated anywhere else in the world.
Due to our small exclusive batches, we don’t have an online shopping cart. Give us a call to find out what cheeses are ripe today. We ship to all 50 states.
Cheese-Maker & Affineur
The affinage cave imparts the flavors of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Cave aging gives the cheeses a unique character known in France as “Terrior” loosely translated to “of the land.” Due to this process, our cheeses impart a flavor unique to the locale and could not be duplicated anywhere else in the world.
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