Curds & Crafts Artisanal Craft Cheese and Beer Festival
When: Sunday, September 16 at 1 PM – 6 PM
Where: The Cloth Mill at Eno River
437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278
Purchase: Tickets by Eventbrite$35.00 gets you unlimited sampling!
It’s the fourth annual Curds & Crafts! This event celebrates Southern artisan cheese makers as well as North Carolina craft brewers. IF you haven’t noticed, the Piedmont of North Carolina is home to phenomenal cheese makers- particularly goat cheeses. We are blessed with hard working farmers and crafters who have studied traditional cheesemaking locally and abroad to bring the best of heritage traditions involving cheese production. Our special group of artisan cheese makers have won national accolades for their cheeses so come on out for a sampling of what they have to offer!
This amazing event on September 16, 2018, features two tasting sessions.
Session One: 1 – 3pm
Session Two: 4 – 6pm
Come out to observe a sampling of southern artisan cheese-makers and North Carolina craft brewers with the natural and delicious pairing of cheeses and beers. Sample the wares and chat with cheese-makers and brewers about their craft. Not a fan of cheese or beer- never fear, you can select one or the other!
Worried about what your money goes to? Tickets include unlimited samples of beer and cheese, a souvenir tasting glass, an insulated Curds & Crafts souvenir bag, a voucher toward an in-event purchase, a loaf of Weaver Street Market custom made bread, and additional samplings of artisan charcuterie, bread, and jams.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) in Pittsboro. RAFI is an amazing agricultural non-profit providing technical and advocacy support for farmers of all shapes and sizes in a non-political context.
The event is indoors at the Cloth Mill at Eno River, in Hillsborough, NC, and features live music.
Here is a sampling of the farms and brewers as well as sponsors that will be participating.
This is not an exhaustive list and locally we have more producers for you to support as well.
If you can’t attend, head to your closest farmers market and buy local!
Region · Charlottesville, Virginia
Farmstead Sheep and Goat Dairy & Creamery located in Central VA
Farm · Polkton, North Carolina
We are a Farmstead dairy which means we collect and use our own milk on our farm, and then we use the milk to make butter, cheese, and soft serve ice cream
Region · Marion, North Carolina
We are a 6th generation family farm in the mountains of NC making farm fresh cheese from our dairy cows on site. Visit us today.
Dairy Farm · Rougemont, North Carolina
Urban Farm · Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Hand-crafted farmhouse cheese, whey-fed pork and Animal Welfare Approved pasture-raised beef.
Specialty Grocery Store · Germanton, North Carolina
Farm store open daily. Farmstead goat cheese, grass-fed beef, pastured lamb and goat, goat’s milk soap, local foods, gifts items and more!
Dairy Farm · Climax, North Carolina
Since 1995 Goat Lady Dairy has produced award winning handcrafted goat and cow milk cheeses sold throughout the region and beyond.
Brewery · Durham, North Carolina
Brewing the beers beer would drink if beer could drink beer.
Pub · Asheville, North Carolina
Walk On The Wire Side
Brewery · Saxapahaw, North Carolina
Haw River Farmhouse Ales handcrafts traditional ales with a little southern flair, using local ingredients where possible in each of our beers.
Brewery · Durham, North Carolina
Plow to pint beer from the beautiful South. Follow us on Twitter, too! @fullsteam
Farm · Pittsboro, North Carolina
Fiddlehead Farm is an award winning small farm/micro-jammery in the amazing little town of Pittsboro, NC.
Brewery · Hillsborough, North Carolina
Our mission is to create a cornucopia of high-quality rustic ales for the discriminating consumer, to test the boundaries of creativity and style. In short, to make outstanding beer.
Charity Organization · Pittsboro, North Carolina
RAFI cultivates markets, policies and communities that support thriving, socially just and environmentally sound family farms. www.rafiusa.org
Organic Grocery Store · Carrboro, North Carolina
Your community-owned natural foods grocery store. Open seven days a week, with locations in Carrboro, Southern Village in Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough, NC.
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