The Cheese Shop at the Creamery sells
our own handmade cheeses and caramel
directly from the source, as well as
other local artisan goods that showcase
the best of our region's products.
Guests can sample and learn about our
cheeses and caramel, visit with the
goats and sheep, enjoy free wi-fi and
pick up everything you'd want for a
lovely picnic. We're open Thursdays from 3 pm - 7 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am - 5 pm.
Looking Glass Creamery is the home of fine handcrafted, small batch, artisanal cheeses. We start with fresh raw milk that we buy weekly from two local farms and process it in small batches to make a limited variety of goat and cow milk cheeses. We strive to produce an excellent product made with no artificial preservatives, stabilizers, or additives and free of added growth hormones or other unnatural ingredients. Our cheeses contain only milk, cultures, sea salt, and rennet along with the occasional herbs and spices from the best sources.
Looking Glass Creamery is a very small
family farm and licensed cheesemaking
facility located in Fairview which is
just outside of Asheville, North
Carolina. The business was started by
Jennifer & Andy Perkins to produce
exceptional, small batch, handmade
cheese from goat and cows milk. The
Perkins settled permanently in Western
North Carolina in 2001 after falling in
love with the area on their honeymoon
hike of the Appalachian Trail in
1994.After a year of construction, the
Creamery was licensed by the North
Carolina Department of Agriculture early
in 2009. In the first year they focused
on developing several varieties of fresh
and aged goat milk cheeses and
specialized in the production of bloomy
rind, semi-soft cheeses. Cow milk
production began in late 2009.
Aside from making cheese, we also
maintain a flock of laying hens in a
mobile coop, two Saanen family milkers
(Vivian & Tess), a large and ever-
expanding garden, a blueberry patch,
grape vines, and a number of fruit trees
including apple, pear, quince, peach,
and cherry and a beautiful Great
Pyrenees named Moses to watch over it
The establishment of Looking Glass
Creamery was the fruition of a decade of
work, research, and passion for artisan
cheeses that capture the character of a
place, reflect the quality of the milk,
the farm it came from, and the hand of
We make bloomy rind goat's and cow's milk cheeses, raw and pasteurized aged cheeses from goat's and cow's milk, fresh chevre, feta, and cajeta-style goat's milk caramel. Our products include Carmelita, Ellington, Pack Square, Chevre, Feta, Chocolate Lab, Ridgeline, Bear Wallow and some seasonal specials.
The Cheese Shop is located at 57 Noble Rd in Fairview, NC. If you are travelling from Asheville, take I-240 east to 74-A east towards Lake Lure. Continue on 74-A for about seven miles. After you pass Hot Dog King, take a slight left onto Village Rd., and then take your first left onto Noble Rd. You'll see us just around the curve--the Cheese Shop is at the front of the Creamery to your left, facing the road.
Thursdays from 3 pm - 7 pm
Saturdays from 11 am - 5 pm
Looking Glass Creamery Cheese Shop (see hours), www.ashevillecheese.com, Black Mountain Farmers Market Store - Black Mountain, NC, Earth Fare - South Asheville & Westgate, Greenlife Grocery/Whole Foods - Asheville, NC, Hickory Nut Gap Farm Store - Fairview, NC, Laurey's Catering - Asheville, NC, Merry Wine Market - Black Mountain, NC, Trout Lily Market - Fairview, NC, Troyers Amish Store - Fairview, NC.
Try our cheese at Asheville restaurants LAB, The Red Stag at the Grand Bohemian, Farm Burger, The Market Place and many more.