Saturday, June 24, 2017

Grantsville, MD Edition: High Country Creamery & Market

High Country Creamery + MarketHave you seen High Country Creamery at the Morgantown Farmers Market?

High Country Creamery + MarketIf not, for one, go see them - they have delicious cheese. But, also, you can check out their brick-and-mortar location in Grantsville.

High Country Creamery + Market

In 1958 a young 16-year-old voiced the desire to provide an opportunity for jobs that would allow individuals, like his uncles, who were ordinary hard working farmers, to have a retirement and live well.  He has done this successfully as an entrepreneur of another business and now in his retirement, plans to do it again.  Only this time it's cheese. (At 16 years old he also voiced his belief that cheese should be made locally using milk from nearby farms and that he would like to have a cheese plant someday) 
Now he has the added incentive to be able to do it with family, who have the same vision, and a longtime friend who is also retired from his own business.  It's a way of giving back to the community where his dream originated. 
Simply put: to give the common men and women a worthwhile job opportunity where they can excel.  We believe it is more important to teach a man to fish than to give him a fish, so that knowing how to fish he will always have food."
High Country Creamery + Market

The creamery is amazing - you walk into a shop with tons of local goodies, you can watch them make cheese, and there is a small cafe: Farmers Table Eatery. Here, I got a delicious ice cream cone sourced with local milk.

High Country Creamery + MarketThe butter pecan ice cream was just super smooth, creamy and delicious.

High Country Creamery + MarketLet's also talk about their cheese for a second. Because I get this stuff ALL the time.

High Country Creamery + MarketThey have a cheesehouse spread, which comes in plain, dill, pepperjack and chive.

High Country Creamery + MarketThey have fresh mozzarella, aged cheddar, feta, "The Rev" - a coffee cheddar, and cheese curds in plain, crabby, dill and pepper jack.

High Country Creamery + MarketWho doesn't love a good cheese curds? It's the perfect snacking cheese.

High Country Creamery + MarketYou can get most of this at the Morgantown market, but if you want a little day trip, it's fun to go visit the shop.

High Country Creamery + Market
There is shopping, you can get a bite to eat, and you can see how it gets made. The space is really beautiful, and it's supporting the local folks.

High Country Creamery + Market
So, go on. Try 'em out. Their new location is awesome.

High Country Creamery + Market

Grade: A