Looking Glass Creamery

Looking Glass Creamery
Jennifer Perkins
57 Noble Road
Fairview, NC 28730
BUNCOMBE County
Phone: 828-458-0088
jen@ashevillecheese.com

Looking Glass Creamery, LLC

Special News
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.

About US
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 all. 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 the cheesemaker.

Our Products
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.

Directions
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.

Hours of Operation
Thursdays from 3 pm - 7 pm Saturdays from 11 am - 5 pm

Web Site
www.ashevillecheese.com

Here's where you can find our products
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.

 


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