There currently is no such thing as the Connecticut Cheese Trail. So I made it up a while back. In my very amateur opinion, our cheeses are better than our wines, and we do have a CT Wine Trail. Below are my visits to the cheesemakers around that state of which I’m aware.
Drop me a line if you know of any other licensed Connecticut cheesemakers. If they only sell milk, I’m not interested at this time.
Note: These places (and my write-ups) are often about more than just the cheese though if you’re looking specifically for farms that make great ice cream, you may have better luck here.If you’re looking for farms with open houses and/or petting zoos and such, Go to this CTMQ page.
Juustoleipa Cheese at UConn Dairy Bar, Storrs, 7/17/2009
Animals, Farmer Cheese, Milk and Ice Cream at Fish Family Farm, Bolton, 8/7/2009
Cheese at Cato Corner Farm, Colchester, 8/15/2009
Beaver Brook Farms, Lyme, 8/24/2009
Goats and Food at Bush Meadow Farm, Union, 11/7/2009
Horses and bleu cheese at Rustling Wind Creamery, Falls Village, 11/29/2009
Goats and their cheese at Beltane Farm, Lebanon, 5/16/2010
Sweet Pea Cheese, North Granby
Liuzzi Cheese, North Haven
M&K Dairy Ladies Of Levita Road, Lebanon, 3/12/2011
Griffin Farmstand Dairy, East Granby
Meadowstone Farm, Brooklyn
Arethusa Farms, Litchfield
Hastings Family Farm, Suffield
To Be Visited:
Many of these listed below say they have plans to make cheese in the future. Some used to say that but no longer do in 2012, but I’ll keep ‘em on this list for another year or so.
Calabro Cheese Corp, East Haven
Deerfield Farm, Durham
Bitta-Blue Farm, Killingworth (maybe)
Lost Ruby Farm, Norfolk
Monastic Art Shop, Bethlehem
Mountain Dairy, Mansfield (cottage cheese)
Purity Farms, Plainfield (no cheese yet, but with a museum-to-be?)
Beech Tree Ranch, Bloomfield
Oak Leaf Dairy, Lebanon
Bush Meadow Farm, Union