Friday, April 26, 2019 / by Miranda Miller
Hey, Foodie Friday Friends!
We are back with some great taste bud teasers, are you a supporter of the farmers’ market here in town? If you are not, you probably will be by the time you reach the end of this blog.
Yesterday, the team got the pleasure of meeting, Dorian West! He and his wife are the cheesemakers in the small, quaint town of Hillsborough, NC. They share the cheese making business as a family. Dorian and Cindy met at UNC, she begin working in restaurants in 1990s. The two actually ventured into Paris, where Cindy earned a Gran Diplomè with honors of Le Cordon Bleu. They moved back to the states and landed a piece of property in Hillsborough adjoining her parent’s land. Dorian accepted a position in the health care industry. Cindy, while working the farm spent some time trying to make fromage like she did in France. This curiosity has made them very successful.
They have 2 wonderful children, Addison and Anna. Everyone in the West family plays a huge role in the business. Hillsborough Cheese Company makes a wide range of cheese, from aged cheeses including blue, gruyere, tomme and gouda to fresh chèvre, manchego, cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt. Dorian enjoys and handles the marketing, and Addison and Anna help with labeling the cheese and working the events at local farmers’ markets.
We love the Hillsborough Cheese Company’s story and
how Dorian interacts with his new/regular customers!
We encourage you to check out their goat and cow cheese on Thursdays from 3PM-6:30PM @ Authenically Alamance Farmers' Market at Elon Community Church.
Also, you can check out their produce on their
Check back in next Friday!