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We're looking to raise $16,000 to build our mobile creamery, the first of its kind in NC and why not in the country!
We're looking to raise $16,000 to build our mobile creamery, the first of its kind in NC and why not in the country!
56 backers pledged $16,011 to help bring this project to life.

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 Long Story short 

We're looking to raise $16,000 to build our mobile creamery, the first of its kind in NC and why not in the country! Keep reading it will keep you as excited about the project as much as we are! 

 Where We Are Now 

 At Piemonte Farm we specialized in cow’s milk cheeses made with raw milk, aged to perfection in our cheese cave located at the farm and when pasteurized milk is available we make mozzarella, ricotta and fromage blanc). 

you can read more about our cheese adventure in: Winston-Salem Journal ("'I Like to Eat': Argentinean shares his love of bread, cheese and more"), Conscious Company Magazine ("Sustainable Cheese Spotlights"), The Times News ("Pizzas with pizzazz: Piemonte Farm is a meeting place for the community") and News & Records ( "Hit The CheeseTrail")

 Nowadays, Fabian, farmer-cheesemaker makes cheeses once or twice a week thanks to the generosity of friends and fellow dairy farmers and cheesemakers, the Gerringers. 

You can read about the cows and the milk they provide ( http://www.piemontefarm.com/cows-milk-cheese/) The herd, a mix of Jersey and Holstein cows graze the pasture year around. They eat fresh grass, hay and forage that grow at the farm as nature intended with no use of artificial fertilizers or any other harmful chemical. We believe that animal welfare is a priority in order for the animals to express their own selves and provide fresh nutritious milk. 

We are a family farm where everything from the time the milk hits the cheese vat at 4:30 am to the time a wedge is wrapped, is made by hand. Hand stirring of the curds, hand turning of every wheel in the cave and hand cutting and wrapping of every wedge. Every member of the family in a very diverse and unique way is involved in our cheese and farm journey. 

Our cheeses can be found in local stores and restaurants in our Piedmont area, in farmers markets we attend on a weekly basis as well as cheese festivals and farm shows state wide. 

Farmers Market & Monthly Pop Up Shows


Here is what some of our customers are saying about our cheeses:

"I eat a lot of cheese. My favorite cheeses of all time come from Fabian and Sandra. They have very interesting flavors and are delicious. They are my first choice."  - Clay Smith, Redbud Organic Farm

"My Sister and I host a Monthly Pop Up Sale on our Farm in Southern Alamance County, North Carolina, where we have the privilege of Piemonte Farm being one of our monthly Vendors. Their cheeses are like no other. The flavors are unique, the texture and consistency are perfect, the packaging is simple, but inviting. We like SO many of our Shoppers have become "addicts", trying to wait patiently for the next month to buy more! Additionally, Sandra and Fabian are not only extremely knowledgeable about their products, but they are passionate about everything they do. In other words, Piemonte Farm cheeses are simply THE BEST!"  - Nancy Roemer and Pam Watts Owners, The Fresh Farm Sale

Did you know that our Mobile Creamery project was awarded with the Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Grant Fund? We are thrilled! 

The truth is the demand of our cheeses is growing steadily, we can’t grow faster as the availability of the creamery for Fabian to make the cheeses is just one or two days a week. 

Did you know that we make only 8 wheels of cheeses at a time and that a hard cheese when using raw milk needs to be aged for at least two months? One batch of cheese ready to go out to the world of cheese lovers takes time, more than 8 weeks and we sell that batch out in about a week! 

So in order to have more cheese available to satisfy the demand we need to increase our cheese making days. Our cheese cave at the farm have the capacity to age all of we can make in 7 days of cheese making, we need the creamery, and it has to be mobile. We’ll be able to jump from 16 cheeses a week to 56! Imagine the possibilities! 

How can we do it? With your help! 

So far we have been growing very slowly, using existing resources, and investing little by little back into our farm business, buying cheese molds, building materials for the cheese cave, and small equipment. But in the dairy world not only building a creamery but equipment it is a very large expense. 

One of our goals about out mobile creamery is not only the possibility of increasing our production but also for it to be an educational tool and to show other people in the cheese business that we can make cheese investing a small fraction of what a traditional creamery could cost. 

 Still micro-dairy equipment cost is high. So here we are, asking for your support and your help to make our artisan cheese business grow to the next level. 

How can you help? 

The biggest way you can help is: 

  •  Contribute with our campaign: we have lots of fun rewards for contributions of all sizes. T-shirts, pie, cheese making classes, mugs, stickers... farm dinners and we'll be adding a couple of surprises along the way! 
  • Spread the word. Share this campaign with your friends, share it with your neighbors, anyone who might be interested in what we're doing. Your help spreading the word of our project is as important as any contribution you can make. 

GOAL: 

Our goal is to raise $16,000, it will not cover the total of the project but with some financing and personal savings we want to take cheesemaking to the next level!  

Please, it is important to us that you are aware that Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.  

No one will be charged for a pledge towards a project unless it reaches its funding goal. And we will not be able to receive any of the pledge money unless the funding goal is reached.

Our Vision and What's Next 

The mobile creamery is a unique and revolutionary project, one if its kind in NC, an educational tool to reach out schools, fairs, college campuses, for exhibitions and markets as a way not only to showcase our product but also our production methods. 

Thank you! 

To all of you that are our source of inspiration and that has helped us with this project. Thank you all of you wonderful people who support us in many ways, with advice, words of encouragement and all cheese lovers out there helping us to spread the word! 

Risks and challenges

We have worked on this project for a long time to make sure it is doable from the financial standpoint as well as to make sure that at the end we have built a creamery that will comply with all the requirements a creamery in NC needs to have to be approved.
Inspections and construction days lay ahead; it will be a long journey but we are confident it will be rewarding at the end. We can’t wait to take the creamery to places where you can see what you have help us build!
Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to keep up with our progress.

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    Piemonte Farm Sticker

    Classy, glossy farm sticker. Are you a cheese hugger? Help us spread the word about our cheese goodness, for your bumper or water bottle

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    A Thank You note

    A hand written postcard sent directly to you from us. These cards will be images chosen from our Farm photo gallery and sent with heartfelt thanks.

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    Tasting ar the Winery for Two

    Tasting for two at Grove Winery and a Piemonte Farm Cheese wedge.

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    Wine and Song Concert at the Grove

    Two tickets for 2017 Wine and Song Concert at the Grove!

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    Cheese Lover <3

    A wedge of one of our signature hard cheeses and a teaser size jar of our gourmet jelly to pair with – Pick up at the farm during our Mobile Creamery Inaugural Day!

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    Cheese Lover <3 - Shipped

    A wedge of one of our signature hard cheeses and a teaser size jar of our gourmet jelly to pair with – Pick up at the farm during our Mobile Creamery Inaugural Day!

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    T-Shirt with Logo

    A cotton I’m a Cheese Hugger ~ Piemonte Farm adult size T-shirt with logo

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    A slice of Provence in your garden

    5 Lavender plants (different varieties suitable for the South) in 4” containers for your garden and our Lavender Notebook (A recollection of lavender notes from lavender lovers around the word) for local pickup only.

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    Sunrise and Shine Breakfast!

    The best from Piemonte Farm. With a donation at this level you will receive ¼ wheel of cheese, a tub of our homemade butter, and a dozen eggs and a jar of our delicious jellies. Breakfast from our farm to you!
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    Sunrise and Shine Breakfast!

    The best from Piemonte Farm. With a donation at this level you will receive ¼ wheel of cheese, a tub of our homemade butter,a Hot Chocolate/Lavender mix pack and a jar of our delicious jellies. Breakfast from our farm to you!

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    Learning Cheesemaking

    Attend one-day workshop at the Piemonte Farm. Learn alongside us as a reward for a donation at this level. You will go home with a variety of cheeses (and some new skills!)

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    Learning Bread baking

    Attend one-day workshop at a TBD location. Learn alongside us as a reward for a donation at this level. You will go home with a variety of breads (and some new skills!)

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    Learning to grow Lavender in the South

    Attend a workshop at a Piemonte Farm. Learn alongside us as a reward for a donation at this level. You will go home with a trio of lavender seedlings, Lavender Notebook, a lavender baked treat, and knowing how to grow lavender in the South!

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    Piemonte Farm Cheese Sampler!

    With this perk you will receive a sample of every variety of cheese Piemonte Farm makes including butter and yogurt! In your cheese selection you will receive: a wedge of every cheese we have out of the cave and is ready at the time of delivery, fromage blanc spreads, butter and our Greek style yogurt cheese and a Cheese Hugger ~ Piemonte Farm T-shirt adult size.
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    Empanadas by the fire for 2

    Enjoy an evening learning how to make empanadas Argentinian style, with fillings that resemble our arid mountains of our Argentinian northwest in La Puna or the Estancias in Buenos Aires countryside mostly known as the Pampa. You will be going home with a basket full of Piemonte Farm-made products.

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    Half of our AWA lambs!

    You will get half of a pasture raised lamb. They are raised in our farm and processed on also Animal Welfare Approved facility. It will be about 20 pounds of awesome lamb meat!
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    Twilight Tour and Dinner for 4

    Tour the farm with the farmer and enjoy a 4 course Italian style dinner that includes an artisan board with our signature cheeses You will be going home with a basket full of Piemonte Farm-made products.

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    Name your cheese!

    We will meet and develop a cheese that fit with your preferences and name it after you. Also you can name it in memory of a loved one (our Don Gavino and Don Agustin are named after our grandfathers).
    You will receive 1/4 of a wheel a month for 6 months/

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    Get 2, give 2

    You will receive two pounds of cheese a month for a year and we will donate in your name two pounds to a food bank or a campus kitchen (your choice)

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    Create your own cheese (commercial)

    This is intended for restaurants, co-ops, retail store, cheese shops, etc.
    We will meet and create a cheese that fit with your (or your customer) palate.
    The cheese will be named after your store brand and you will get a wheel (or equivalent) for 6 months,

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Funding period

- (30 days)