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They are a uniformly fascinating bunch of folks, often with terrific backstories. All are committed to their animals, if they have them, to their cheese and to providing healthy, fresh food for their neighbors. Owners David and Faythe DiLoreto a retired physician and teacher, respectively fell in love with buffalo mozzarella on a trip to Italy.
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She jokes that her neighbors have gourmet pigs, and they got to eat the mistakes as she learned. Today, the DiLoretos have a spotless cheesemaking facility, where Faythe keeps meticulous notes and records about each batch of cheese she makes, and a cave that holds around cheeses in various stages of brining and aging.
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They wanted something that brought back customers each week, and began baking the much missed European-style bread, including baguettes, olive loaves and Sesking loaves, using their church kitchen to produce them. Inthey added cheese. They approached their friends at Calico Creamery, who welcomed them, shared Housewives looking real sex Endicott space and their equipment.
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Cheese Trail spans the Piedmont and Sandhills, and currently lists 12 cheesemakers from Banner Elk the western outlier to Mt. Each one offers different types of cheeses and products, and more than a handful are in the Triad, including two just across the Alamance County line: Department of Agriculture. Now, we have a wonderful variety. Ranges of jilk cheeses can be made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep and buffalo.
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