Just Give Me ALL The Cheese

in #travel3 years ago

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Last weekend @donvee and I made our way to Odessa, New York for the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival at Sunset View Creamery. We've been getting so much rain, so it was so nice to spend a warm summer day outside.

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There were so many local farms and vendors selling all types of cheeses, as well as produce, local maple syrup, cooking oils, desserts, and other products.

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There were a few seminars as well. We attended the mozzarella making seminar. They made it from cheese curds and I thought that was cheating. I wanted to see it from start to finish. Basically, you heat the curds until they soften and stretch and you can form then into a solid, stretchy mass again. They you stretch it some more and cool it down. The chef tied some into knots, and made a few balls about the size of golf balls.

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It was an extra $2 to attend the demonstration, which included a sample of freshly made mozzarella. The man and woman in the background didn't look too happy about missing out on the samples. I wasn't sharing.

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I was temped to buy a mini blueberry pie, but I went with a whoopie pie instead. I have about 5 pounds of blueberries in my freezer, so I guess I should bake my own pie.

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Since it's a farm, there were some animals too. I got to pet a pig named Blueberry. She flopped down in the straw and let me rub her belly. There were cows (of course, it is a dairy farm), sheep, and someone from another farm brought a few alpacas. Their fleece looked so soft. I'll have to try to knit something out of alpaca fleece one day.

Parking and traffic was a bit unorganized, but otherwise it was a great day. I brought home some garlic and chive goat cheese and some curds.

What's your favorite type of cheese?

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oh I love cheese 🧀 so much hha, have a wonderful day!

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