Wednesday, April 02, 2008

For Local Yokels: World Championship Cheese

This is Louella Hill, my friend and local food activist extraordinaire. Besides bringing local food to the Brown campus via the Refectory (a.k.a. the Rat Factory) and the wonderful weekly farmers' market, Louella makes raw milk cheese!

In their own words:

Narragansett Creamery is currently the only producer of cheeses in Rhode Island. Making cheeses locally with fresh, local milk not only helps local dairy farmers (our heroes!) but helps Planet Earth as well. Instead of flying cheeses in from far away, our cheeses are produced RIGHT HERE on the very ground you’re standing on.

It's out-of-this-world delicious (someone got an invitation to the cheese and wine tasting party!) AND it won best of class in the 2008
Wisconsin World Championship Cheese Contest, where, one assumes, they know their cheese.

You find 'em at local stores here:
  • Venda Ravioli (Federal Hill)
  • Winter Farmers' Market at AS220 (Saturdays, 12-3)
  • Farmstead Cheese Shop (Wayland Square)
  • Eastside Marketplace (Pitman Street)