Jersey Gems

Sep 30, 2014

These days, there's no shortage of encouraging reminders that the cheese scene in the United States continues to ripen and mature in exciting new ways. Whether in Colorado, Missouri, Cleveland or, yes, even central New Jersey, you don't have to look far to find excellent cheeses. So it was with anticipatory relish and a dash of native pride that Wine Spectator's David Gibbons made a beeline for a beautiful oasis of cheese farming—Lawrenceville's Cherry Grove Farm (CGF). There, in just over a decade, a family of longtime local landowners has converted a conventionally farmed dairy that sold bulk milk into a model sustainable, organic, artisan farmstead.

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