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Cheese lovers, rejoice — along North Carolina’s ‘cheese trail’

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LYNN HEY/News & Record.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Cheese lovers rejoice. Just like wine lovers, you now can travel a statewide trail to sample new and favorite varieties made in North Carolina, according to the News & Record.

There’s even a map online to help you chart your course to farms making farmstead and artisan cheeses from cow, goat or sheep’s milk.

About 40 small farmers make and sell cheese across the state, including 11 that make up the N.C. Cheese Trail, which formed in April.

The trail stretches from as far east as Goldsboro to one farm that is west of Asheville. Several are in the Piedmont Triad.

The trail features novice cheese-makers, such as Fabian Lujan of Greensboro’s Piemonte Farm, who started last year, and veterans, such as Gibsonville’s Calico Farmstead Cheese, which started with one kind of cheese in 2005 but now sells mozzarella, fromage blanc spreads, queso fresco, ricotta, farmers, feta, skillet cheeses and cheese curds.

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