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Filmstrip From freshly made Chèvre to ripened Camembert-style cheeses and aged Cheddar, the annual Washington County Cheese Tour will delight palates and enthrall cheese lovers of every age. On an early September weekend, six creative farmstead cheese makers in Washington County will open their farms to the public. On a self-guided tour, visitors will drive through lush, rolling hills and bucolic countryside using a special cheese lover's passport and map. The only prerequisite is an appetite and interest in learning about and sampling award-winning local cheeses and enjoying the changing colors of our famed maple trees.

At each farm, guests will sample specially selected cheeses while experiencing first hand the region's long-standing cheese making traditions reaching back to the nineteenth century. All are active farms, raising cows, sheep and goats that supply the milk for the cheese-making process. Participating farms include: 3-Corner Field Farm (Shushan, NY), Argyle Cheese Farmer (Argyle, NY), Consider Bardwell Farm (West Pawlet, VT), Longview Farm (Argyle, NY), and Sweet Spring Farm (Argyle, NY).

Cheese tour
The 2014 tour was a great success. The 2015 tour will take place in early September. Stay tuned for our announcment. The tour is organized by The Washington County Cheese Makers to showcase their farms and award-winning products. Just one hour's drive north of Albany, four hours from NYC and four hours from Boston, the sixth annual Washington County Cheese tour is a perfect weekend trip (plan to stay in one of the many quaint country inns or B&Bs that dot the landscape). The self-guided tour is free, but check out our associate cheese maker program for an enhanced experience. Cheese is also available for purchase at each farm. Check out our sponsors and use the calendar and map to plan your itinerary. Start your tour at any of the five farms. All the farms are conveniently located within a 10-mile radius.

Click here for our 2014 Cheese Tour brochure.