Oh So Many Days A-Whey!

There’s nothing like a cold, rainy Monday morning to make a monger dream of greener pastures. That’s right cheese fans, fall is officially here… and at Saxelby Cheesemongers, that means finding ways to get out of the city, get some fresh air, and of course, eat more cheese! Throw in some incredible fall foliage, a hearty picnic lunch, some apple picking, and call it a day… A Day A-Whey, that is! This week, Saxelby Cheesemongers is pleased to offer a double-whammy of Days A-Whey… Read on cheese lovers, and join us on a cheesy jaunt out of town!

A Day A-Whey to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard
Sunday, October 24th 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Trip begins and ends at Saxelby Cheesemongers
For tickets ($95) and more information visit saxelbycheese.com

The first stop on our Day A-Whey adventure is Sprout Creek Farm, where we’ll see first hand how fine farmstead cheese is made. Sprout Creek Farm was founded by nuns in the late 1980s as a place for children to reconnect with nature and learn about agriculture. After almost 30 years of agri-education, Sprout Creek has come to be one of the premier creameries in the country. Colin McGrath, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of the Arts, is the talented young cheese maker behind Sprout Creek’s award-winning cheeses. Colin will lead a tour of the creamery, showing how he transforms rich milk into delicious cheese! Margo Morris will then lead us on a ramble of the multi-faceted farm, showing off the goats, cows, pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens that make up the day to day rhythm of Sprout Creek.

After the farm tour, daytrippers will be treated to a bountiful picnic lunch, served in Sprout Creek’s cozy, historic barn. Salads, fruits, and cider from New York City’s own Greenmarket will be laid out for noshing alongside a sampling of charcuterie, freshly cut chunks of Sprout Creek cheese and a selection of fresh breads from the Sullivan Street Bakery.

Once everyone’s had their fill of delicious farmstead fromage, the coach will make a stop at Terhune Orchard for an afternoon of apple picking in the sunshine. Terhune Orchard boasts an amazing array of apple varieties. Daytrippers can pick a peck of Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious and Cameos to munch alongside their cheeses. The chartered coach will return to the Essex Street Market by 7:00 pm, full of happy, sated daytrippers.
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Columbus Day Weekend Alert!

We’ve got just a few tickets left for our very special Day A-Whey trip to Twin Maple Farm, located in the idyllic Hudson Valley! No Columbus Day weekend plans?! No worries! We’ve got a pig roast and a cheese party in the works! Click on the link below for more tickets and more information:

A Day A-Whey to Twin Maple Farm
Sunday, October 10th 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Trip begins and ends at Saxelby Cheesemongers (120 Essex Street)
For tickets ($95) and more information visit saxelbycheese.com

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Cheese on the Radio!

Tune in to this week’s episode of Cutting the Curd, where I continue the ‘State of Cheese’ series with Kenny Mattingly of Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese in Austin, Kentucky. See what’s doing curds-and-whey-wise in the Bluegrass state!

‘Till next week, eat cheese and be merry!

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