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Cheesemaking in Jefferson County

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County invites the public to a new event. It’s called Hungry for History: Cheese Making in Jefferson County.

April Bennett, nutrition program manager at CCE, appeared on 7 News at noon Friday to talk about it. Watch his interview above.

The event, designed to celebrate our local food culture and food history, takes place June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations across Jefferson County, including Stone Mills and the Taste NY Store at the North Country Welcome Center.

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This is your chance to visit local dairy farms and businesses, and sample cheese made in Jefferson County.

At Stone Mills, customers will be able to connect with CCE staff, watch a cooking demonstration, tour the museum and grounds, and meet the new Dairy Ambassador (formerly known as Dairy Princess). Lunch will also be available for sale.

At Taste NY, you can watch a charcuterie board demonstration and purchase items made in New York State.

Several local businesses offer local cheese specialties on their menus.

Guests will receive goodie bags and brochures with full event details as well as coupons from some of the participating businesses.

For more information, contact Abigail Jantzi at [email protected] or 315-788-8450 ext. 278.

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