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Summer Day trip to Valley Shepherd Creamery
Sunday June 3rd
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bus will depart from Saxelby Cheesemongers at 11:00 am sharp!
daytrippers should arrive no later than 10:30 am
If your curiosity about American farmstead cheese extends beyond the reaches of the cheese counter, we have the antidote! Say hello to summer with Saxelby Cheesemongers as we take you on a delicious day trip to the Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley, New Jersey. We’ll see some sheep, soak up some sun, and picnic on the farm! Sit back, relax, and let us do the driving…. all you have to bring is your appetite.
Valley Shepherd Creamery is a sustainable family farm producing farmstead cheese, yogurt, and gelato from their flock of East Fresian sheep. Our day trip will begin with a tour of the creamery guided by Eran, head honcho and cheese maker at Valley Shepherd. He’ll give us the skinny on the cheese making process from sheep to finished product, revealing what it takes to make great farmstead cheese.
Next, we’ll take a little stroll through the pastures to hobnob with the sheep and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. In early June lambing will be in full swing, so there will be plenty of little ones ambling around the farm! Take your time, take some pictures, heck, take your shoes off if the mood strikes! When’s the last time you felt some good green grass under your toes?
After spending some quality time with the sheep and their lambs, we’ll be treated to a private tour of Valley Shepherd’s aging cave, where their award-winning cheeses are matured to perfection. As the afternoon begins to wane, we’ll finish up our day with picnic out on the farm’s back porch, noshing on delectable sheeps’ milk cheese, freshly baked local breads, and fruits from the Union Square Greenmarket.
We’ll provide all the munchables… just bring a bottle of wine to round out the picnic, and get ready to enjoy the sunset from Valley Shepherd’s outdoor deck!
As the sheep like to say, baah there or baah square.
For tickets ($75) and information visit: