Round Mountain Creamery was founded in 2002 by Linda Seligman and became the first Grade "A" goat dairy in North Carolina. Round Mountain specializes in soft goat cheeses which are all made on their farm in Black Mountain, NC. Their large herd of Alpine and LaMancha goats are always happy to greet visitors!
Tours: By Appointment Only
Cheese Store Open Fri & Sat 12-4pm
Address: 2203 Old Fort Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Yellow Branch Cheese is a farmstead in Graham County producing original cheeses using milk from their own herd of Jersey cows and fresh ingredients grown in their gardens.
Tours: Friday and Saturday, noon to 5pm, and by appointment
Address: 136 Yellow Branch Circle, Robbinsville, NC 28771
Blue Goat Dairy is a goat dairy operated by the Borland family from their Savor Vivre Farmstead in Vale, NC. Using milk from their own herd of Lamancha, Alpine, and Saanen goats, the Borland's create a variety of fresh flavored goat cheeses and other dairy products like cajeta ( caramel sauce).
Looking Glass Creamery is owned and operated by Jen and Andy Perkins and produces a wide variety of fresh and aged cheeses using milk from their own dairy in Columbus, NC. Their farm store in Columbus, NC is a great place to sit down and chat with friends while sampling Looking Glass Creamery's cheeses and other local goods!
Columbus Farm and Store Open: Thu-Sun 11-5pm
Address: 115 Harmon Dairy Lane, Columbus, NC 28722
Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery’s distinctive cheeses are hand-crafted using locally sourced milk and aged in a cheese cave carved by owner Victor Chiarizia into the base of a mountain in Fairview, NC. Tours may just include a glass blowing demonstration!
Tours: Friday Tasting Tours by Appointment Only
Address: 327 Flat Creek Rd, Fairview, NC 28730
English Farmstead Cheese a sixth generation family owned dairy farm producing a variety of cow's milk cheeses in Marion, NC. Their farm store also stocks many local goods and is located near Linville Caverns and Falls!
Cheese Shop Hours:
April - November, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6 pm
December- March, Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Address: 19456 US 221 N, Marion, NC 28752
Spinning Spider Creamery is a family owned and operated goat dairy in Madison County, NC. Using milk from their own herd of award winning goats, Spinning Spider produces fresh, aged, and bloomey rind cheeses.
Tours: By Appointment Only. Please email email@example.com to make an appointment.
Lane in the Woods is a family farm- created, crafted and managed by the Lane family who moved to Madison County in 2009. They bought land and a couple cows and began their dream of “living off the land.”
Lane in the Woods has sold raw milk to the Marshall and Asheville areas since 2010 (known as Homemade in Marshall) and are now transforming their precious milk into artisan cheese that can only be produced from the 6 cows grazing off Panhandle creek in Madison County.
Call to inquire about their products. Perhaps tours will be offered in the future.
The French Broad Creamery is the farmstead cheese arm of Mount Gilead Farm, in Leicester, North Carolina, about 20 minutes northwest of Asheville. The Russell family is dedicated to restoring and improving the fifty acres of hay fields, pastures, waterways and woods that make up the farm. The creamery produces fresh, bloomy rind, and aged goat cheeses from the milk of our herd of floppy-eared Nubians, prima-donna Saanens, and even-tempered Alpines. We love what we are doing on our little corner of God's great earth, and are happy to share it with visitors. The farm is open from dawn to dusk. Call ahead to schedule a formal tour. During kidding season (March to June) we offer regularly scheduled farm tours, including bottle-feeding baby goats and cheese tasting. Visit our website to schedule those. The farm store stocks our cheeses, as well as goat soaps, cajeta (a Mexican, goat-milk caramel sauce), farm-fresh eggs, local pottery and more.
Phone: (828) 5150120
Address: 588 Green Valley Rd, Leicester, NC 28748
In 2021 Heather Goforth and her husband Chris began creating their goat farm in Statesville, NC. Today White Tree Farm is Iredell County’s first fully certified goat cheese maker and produces a range of soft goat cheeses and other treats using milk from their own herd of beautiful goats.
Tours: By Appointment Only
Don’t forget to visit our other Members along the Trail!
WNC Cheese Trail Members include Farm Stops which are farm-based businesses that produce their own products and sell cheese. Other members along the Trail are businesses that support our mission and help to make our local food scene vibrant and delicious.
While you’re out on the Trail you can round out your day with a visit to one of our members for a glass of wine, a wonderful meal, or to pick up locally produced goods to take home and share with family and friends. Some of our members are even located in downtown Asheville!
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