Lift a glass (of milk) in honor of National Dairy Month. Fortunately, we have a lot of ways to celebrate. Check out this list of ideas from the team at Adirondack Harvest.
Locally crafted dairy products offer a true taste of the Adirondacks. Dairy cows, goats and sheep (and their farmers and cheesemakers) transform lush Adirondack pastures surrounded by wilderness into something special. When you buy local dairy products you can taste the extra intention, time and care that you just don’t get in commercially made alternatives.
A Few Ways to Enjoy Local Dairy
- Fancy cheese isn’t just for hors d’oeuvre! Our friends at Asgaard Farm suggest a slice of their soft and flavorful Barkeater Buche on top of a salad of fresh local greens.
- Add a splash of raw milk from Sugar House Creamery to your morning coffee and think about the lush grass, clean water, hard work and intention that goes into bringing their milk to your table.
- Try a smear of Chevre from Nettle Meadow Farm on toast instead of butter.
- Add a dollop of plain sheep’s milk yogurt from Blue Pepper Farm in your chili instead of sour cream.
- Cheese curds make a great snack on the go! Meier’s Cheese in Fort Covington NY makes them fresh and available for pick-up on their farm every Thursday afternoon.
- Add a slice of Dill Havarti from North Country Creamery on your sandwich to step up your weekday lunch.
- Get a taste of the summer with really special ice cream from Farmers’ Cone Creamery at the Hub on the Hill in Essex, NY.