Appalachian Grown restaurants spotlight farmstead cheeses for February

Press Release

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

This February enjoy the abundance of Western North Carolina farmstead cheeses at Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants during ASAP’s Get Local cheese month.

Get Local participating restaurants serve up local cheeses all year-round, but they particularly shine in February when local produce can’t steal the spotlight. Early Girl Eatery is featuring local cheeses in their daily quiche through the month of February from creameries including Yellow Branch Cheese, Looking Glass Creamery, and Three Graces Dairy. Neo Burrito’s February cheese special is a black and blue bison burrito featuring local blackened bison with a local blue cheese sauce and roasted local potatoes. The burrito is served with a cowboy kidney bean side and a local cheddar and potato soup.

Come warm up at Foothills Farm and Butchery’s special event – a Meat and Bourbon Dinner – on Thursday, February 27, at their store in Black Mountain. Beginning with a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, the event will include a four course meal featuring local pasture raised beef and pork, charcuterie, Looking Glass Creamery cheeses, and smoked Kentucky bourbon. The cost is $75 per person. Email Meredith McKissick at to reserve your spot.

Visit ASAP’s website at to find details on what’s happening this month. You can also Get Local at home: Find each month’s featured food—and other seasonal products—at your neighborhood farmers tailgate market, roadside stand, or grocery store. Browse for markets, stands, and stores via ASAP’s online Local Food Guide at

About ASAP
ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. To learn more about ASAP’s work, visit, or call (828) 236-1282.


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