Real Jersey Girls!

Real Estate Agent with Prudential CT Realty

I recently discovered Cato Corner Farm in Colchester, CT.  They make award-winning raw-milk cheese from about 40 Jersey cows (the real Jersey girls).   I had read about this family-run cheese-making operation and wanted to see (and taste) it for myself. 

Cato Corner FarmWe went into the cheese-tasting room to sample some cheese.  They make about twelve varieties of cheese, although only six or seven were available for tasting on the day we went.  All I can say is that the cheese was divine!  Each one had its own characteristics, some aged longer than others, and all were very delicious.  I bought a little of each and a little goes a long way.  Because the cheese is so rich and flavorful, I think you don't need to eat much.Real Jersey Girls!



After the cheese-tasting, we walked out to see the cows.  The cows were in the barn, but we were able to see their offspring up close and personal.  Each wore a very visible name tag so we could call them over by name.  Beautiful animals! 

Real Jersey Girls!

Cato Corner Farm is open on Saturday and Sunday for cheese-tasting, but the products are available through a wide variety of venues, including stores, farmers' markets, and restaurants.  I had first seen their Womanchego (a play on Manchego) on the menu at Zest! in Tolland.

If you are interested in Cato Corner Farms, check out their facebook page.  I found out that they do much more than make cheese. 

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Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan

And i do love cheese. A little too far to drive for me though.

Aug 29, 2010 09:09 PM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut - Middletown, CT
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Peggy, OK you talked me into it.  I love cheese and have never been to where it is made.  I did not know that this place existed.  Thank you for telling me.

Aug 29, 2010 09:27 PM #2
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Hi Robert - I would expect that your area produces a lot of great cheese as well! Cheese is awesome!

Hi George - Definitely check it out.  The cheese is amazing!  You will never eat store-bought again!

Aug 29, 2010 09:43 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That is not the mental image of "jersey girls" I had when I read that subject line.  But, it certainly fits perfectly to the pictures.

Aug 30, 2010 01:26 AM #4
Carra Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Denver, CO

Peggy.....Sampling cheese is a fun activity and lets you select what you like best.  The pictures of the calves are precious.  Baby animals, like our own infants, are so much fun to observe.

Aug 30, 2010 12:43 PM #5
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Hi Myrl - I was hoping to get a few more readers with the title! Thanks for reading.

Hi Carra - I posted it to your group for the pictures--not exactly cosmic, but cute!  These babies were adorable!

Aug 30, 2010 01:29 PM #6
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