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).
The 2013 tour was a great success and we have put several photos on the calendar page. The 2014 tour will take place on September 6 and 7 from 10AM until 4PM.
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.
The route 40 bridge in Schagticoke will be closed all Cheese Tour weekend. If you were planning on using route 40 to get to Washington County, please consider going up the Northway (Route 87) or Routes 32 and 4 to get to Route 29 heading east.