Monday, September 21, 2015

Congratulations to Goat Lady Dairy

Earlier tonight, a group of us made the long drive to Climax, NC (yes, that's a real place) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Goat Lady Dairy, one of the earliest NC artisanal cheese makers.  On a perfect early fall evening, we all talked, listened to live music, and enjoyed not only a sampling of all of their cheeses but also small plates of food created with those cheeses.  The chefs who prepared those dishes included Sean Fowler of Mandolin, Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan of [ONE], and Jay Pierce of RockSalt in Charlotte.  (Long-time readers will not be surprised to learn that for my taste, the plate from Kim and Daniel, a simple sandwich, was easily the best on offer.)

I should have taken pictures, but I did not; I was in the mood to enjoy the evening and do little else.

I'm always happy to see small businesses succeed, and I'm particularly thrilled when those organizations set their goals high.  I've long enjoyed the cheeses from Goat Lady Dairy, and tonight I was fortunate enough to get to see their facility and taste a lot of very good food.

I wish them another 20 years of great success!


Steve Tate said...


Thank you very much for your kind words and for your support of local food and farming. I am sorry I did not meet you on Monday but look forward to doing so in the future.

All the best to you and yours,

Steve Tate

Mark said...

You're most welcome, Steve. I look forward to meeting you one day. (Monday night, you were more than a bit busy.)


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