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Hello, friends! I have something special for you today! You’re going to get a chance to win some of the best cheese you’ve ever tasted! September Farm – a family-run cheese producer in Honey Brook, PA – sent me 5 amazing flavors to try, and I’m going to tell you all about them further on down. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win some cheese! If you’re looking for high-quality cheese in traditional as well as unique flavors, you should definitely check out September Farm. Looking for a gift idea for someone special? Why not have some cheese shipped to them? I think I’m going to do this for my dad’s birthday this year.
September Farm is running a sale for my readers right now! Use the code BRIANA15 to get 15% off your order (before shipping) in checkout. This code is good through April 28 at midnight, EST.
September Farm is a family business started by Dave and Roberta Rotelle in 2007…in their farmhouse kitchen! It has quickly outgrown its humble beginnings, but the product has retained its artisanal quality and received many awards. You can CLICK HERE to read Roberta’s account of how the business grew to where it is today.
September Farm sent me 5 really neat varieties to try: Baby Gouda, Maple Smoked Gouda, Nettle Blend Gouda, Garlic & Basil Jack, and Chives & Dill Jack. All were unique; all were rich and full of flavor; all were greatly enjoyed. Ryan thinks it’s pretty neat that my job involves tasting cheese. 😉
If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama plan, chances are you’ve heard some hype recently about the health benefits of Gouda cheese. If you haven’t, you can CLICK HERE to read THM’s long dissertation on the subject. Health benefits or not, I’d eat this stuff just for the taste. It’s so good. (I apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge in the realm of technical cheese jargin.) Gouda is a fairly firm, dense cheese that is much sharper than a mild cheese like mozzarella. More along the lines of a sharp cheddar, but with a different flavor. The Baby Gouda we tried had a very mellow, full flavor – distinct, but not too strong.
Mmm…this Maple Smoked Gouda was probably my favorite. It had a distinct smokiness that wasn’t overpowering. It’s not sweet, in case “maple” means “maple syrup” to you. 😉
The Nettle Blend Gouda had a unique herb twist – very full-bodied, with a flavor that reminded me vaguely of chive.
Interested in seeing the other Gouda flavors that September Farm has to offer? There are eight of them! CLICK HERE to check them out.
The Garlic & Basil Jack and Chives & Dill Jack were much softer cheeses – very creamy. The Garlic & Basil Jack definitely had an Italian flair, with a well-defined flavor that wasn’t overwhelming. (This was true of all the varieties. I was impressed with how consistent the flavor was throughout each cheese sample.) The garlic was more prominent than the basil, but the herb note was definitely there as well.
The Chives & Dill Jack was my “other favorite” along with the Maple Smoked Gouda. 😉 I love chives, and I love dill, and I love cheese. Match made in heaven. Again, very high quality, with a consistent flavor.
Ryan helping me analyze:
Below you see the September Farm store location in Honey Brook, PA. If you’re ever in the area, stop by 5287 Horseshoe Pike, and check out the bakery, sandwich shop, and market! Have you ever been there? Comment below and tell us about it!
And now, the part you’ve all been waiting for! One winner will receive a Small Sampler, which includes 3 (8 oz.) bars of handcrafted cheese, 8 oz. Lebanon Bologna (probably not THM approved…haha), and a September Farm cheese wire. When I contact the winner, I will provide info on how you can choose your cheese flavors and get in touch with September Farm to claim your prize.
All entries must be made through the Rafflecopter widget below. I recommend entering from a computer if you have trouble since Rafflecopter can be finicky with mobile sometimes. The giveaway will end Friday, April 20th, at midnight EST. I will contact the winner via email and he/she will have 48 hours to respond. This giveaway is open to US addresses only.
Don’t forget! September Farm is running a sale for my readers right now! Use the code BRIANA15 to get 15% off your order (before shipping) in checkout. This code is good through April 28 at midnight, EST. A cheese sampler would make an excellent gift for someone!