Are your cows happy?
Yes! Cow comfort is our top priority. A low-stress environment and calm handling practices such as moving the herd slowly to and from milking, contribute to their health and well-being. Our herd also enjoys plenty of green pastures for roaming and a heated pack barn during the colder months.
What does AWA mean?
Animal Welfare Approved is a food label applied to meat and dairy products which come from animals raised to the highest animal welfare and environmental standards. Through our pasture-based farming practices, Chapel Hill Creamery remains a consistent member of this accredited program. Recognition by AWA means that our customers are assured of the finest quality, healthiest cheese from our Jersey herd. Learn more about our farming practices here.
At which Farmers Markets can I find your cheese?
We currently sell cheese at four Farmers Markets in the Triangle area of North Carolina: Downtown Durham, Carrboro, Eno River Farmers Market in Hillsborough and the State Farmers Market in Raleigh (at Mae Farms Meat in the Market Shoppe). The Durham and Carrboro markets operate on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons during the summer season (April-Oct) and on Saturday mornings during winter. The Eno River Market operates Saturdays: 8am-12pm from April through October and 10am-12pm from November through March. The State Market in Raleigh is open 7 days per week year-round.
Can I buy your cheese via mail order?
Although we currently don’t ship smaller quantities of cheese directly to consumers, we do ship cheese gift boxes by request. We can ship large wholesale orders, please contact us more information.
Do you sell milk?
No. All that rich milk from our herd of Jersey cows is used to create our delicious fresh and aged cheeses. Learn more about them here.
What does whey-fed mean?
Whey is a by-product of the cheese-making process. It is the liquid which remains after milk has been curdled and strained, and is a nutritious source of both proteins and minerals. At Chapel Hill Creamery, the whey is fed to our heritage breed pigs. Not only does this contribute to our sustainable farming practices but it also gives the pork a creamy texture and flavor.
Where is your pork processed?
Our whey-fed pork is processed locally at a USDA inspected facility.
Where can I buy your whey fed pork?
We sell our delicious whey-fed pork cuts and sausages at the Downtown Durham and the Carrboro Farmers markets. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates of the varieties we’ll be selling each week! Our meat is also featured at some local restaurants, such as James Beard Award winner Lantern in Chapel Hill.
Can I visit your farm?
Yes! We are open to the public each spring for the Piedmont Farm Tour in collaboration with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). Visit us to learn how we turn soil, sunlight and grass into our delicious cheeses! The annual Piedmont Farm Tour is usually in April, check the CFSA web site for current information.
Where can I buy your cheese?
In North Carolina, you can find our cheese at four farmers’ markets: Downtown Durham, Carrboro, Hillsborough and the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. We have a wide selection available each week! You can also find us at Whole Foods Markets throughout the state plus a range of retail stores, CSAs and home delivery services. Outside North Carolina, you’ll find us at Southern Season in Charleston SC and Richmond VA, selected retail stores and nationally through Heirloom Provisions. See the full list here.