Despite the unique set of challenges it presents, WNC women are increasingly looking to agriculture as a business option.
From rustic culinary classes to tea and scones, WNC food businesses are planning some creative ways to celebrate love.
Cheese is king at the third annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest. Also, A pop-up comes to Gan Shan Station, food trucks rally at the Asheville Masonic Temple, free samples are offered at MetroWines and a few local restaurants bid farewell.
Two Western North Carolina creameries brought home multiple awards for their products.
In addition to cheeses, meats, breads, jams and other artisan foods, Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest offers demonstrations on milking, butter-churning and mozzarella-making, plus kids activities and educational pairing workshops. The festivities are Sunday, April 24, at Highland Brewing Co.
With the popularity of locally made artisan cheese steadily growing in the Asheville area, local cheesemakers have planned a new festival to spotlight the craft — the Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest.