If you have always wondered what it’s like to visit a dairy farm I have you covered! Back in October, I toured Dellavale Farm and their new Cabot Creamery Co-operative plaid barn. I also got up close and personal with a few cute cows! You’ll love this dairy farm tour!
This post is sponsored by Cabot Creamery. All thoughts and opinions and 100% my own.
Back in October, I hopped in my car, bought a big coffee and headed north. Ok, that sounds super dramatic. I did head north but not in a dramatic movie way. I went north to hang out with cows and talk dairy!
I’ve been working with Cabot this year (maybe you noticed my cheesy grilled peach jalapeno turkey burger or my spicy sharp cheddar beer soup I made for them?) and for my last post they asked me if I would like to visit Dellavale Farm to talk with the farmers about what it’s like to be a farmer in the Cabot Creamery Co-operative. Naturally, I screamed “YES I’LL GO!” because I knew that meant I would get some cow cuddling time.
There is no shame in my cow cuddling game.
The second I arrived on the farm I knew it was going to be a good day.
First, I was greeted by a young at heart dog named Cooter (who I accidentally stepped on and then felt like the worlds worst person ever!) and then I was met with a big smile by the owners of the farm, Terri and her husband Tom. Then their super sweet niece Erika showed up and joined us for our dairy tour.
Soon after I arrived, Rebecca (from the awesome blog Foodie with Family), got there and we set off to explore cow barns, take a million pictures of the awesome new plaid barn and of course, pet all. the. cows.
Terri also let us know that in March 2019 her farm was going to become a Century Farm! That means her family has been farming on their land for 100 years. How amazing is that?
Farmers are some of our hardest workers and her family has been making it happen for almost 100 years. That means they have fed and nourished families in the area for longer than most of us have been alive.
And you all know that I LOVE me any and all Cabot cheese but I’m a sucker for their Seriously Sharp.
And their Legacy Collection.
And their pepper jack.
Ok, I’m going to stop. I love all their cheese. BUT the Seriously Sharp is in a cute little plaid wrapper just like Terri’s new barn! I’m pretty sure Rebecca and I squealed a few times that we most definitely needed more plaid barns in our life.
Check out the barn for yourself!
Don’t worry. If you wanna take a look at this barn you can see it right off the New York State Thruway between exits 26 and 27. Road trip!
After we took all the pictures of the barn Terri and Erika invited us to take a little walk over to visit the cows. AKA: the moment I’ve been waiting for my whole life.
The lady in the picture above was all about attention and basically plowed through all the other ladies just to say hello. Oh, and if you didn’t give her enough attention she let you know by giving headbutts and slobbery kisses.
It was cute but it’s also where I learned cows can put a lot of force into their headbutts.
The good news is that eventually, the other cows warmed up to us and we had one heck of a photoshoot! I mean, look at that beauty just leaning into Rebecca’s camera.
She knows how to work a camera.
This group of ladies looked like they were modeling for their album cover.
I’m guessing their band name was “Utter Destruction!”
See what I did there?
I guess this will be album cover when she leaves the band.
She is legen-dairy.
Ok, that was my last pun. I swear. (I don’t swear. If I think of another one I’m using it!)
Then this beauty showed up and was all “An utter day. An utter dollar.”
Ok, that was my last pun. It’s gotten out of control.
Rebecca was able to get me trying to take the perfect cow selfie.
Good news – I NAILED IT!
The cow and I are totally rocking the same look. It’s like she was channeling her inner blogger.
Also, embarrassingly I showed up to the farm wearing the same thing as the barn.
Who wore it best?
Even though I loved hanging out with the cows the truly best part of the trip was meeting the farmers who put so much love in their work. I also love that they truly love being farm owners in the Cabot co-op. They know their product goes towards making other quality products.
I felt so honored that Terri and Erika took time out of their day to talk with us about their farm (on a work day!) and why they love and feel so passionate about farming.
It was a perfect day spent hanging out with the very farmers who have helped feed my family and friends.
Plus Terri was kind enough to send us home with a giant brick of Cabot cheese (YES PLEASE!) and some steaks from her cows. I loved getting an in-depth look at Dellavale Farm and getting to talk to the very farmers who make the highest quality milk that goes into my most favorite cheese.
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