From Sunday’s paper, for those of you who didn’t get a chance to see it. Have any of you tried Curtin’s Dairy products?
By Lindsey Nair
Sunday, June 23, 2013
ROCKY MOUNT — At Primland, a luxury resort in the mountains of Patrick County, diners may find Curtin’s Dairy goat cheese tucked into omelets or blended into dressing for a Russian kale salad.
Local Roots Restaurant in Roanoke uses the cheese in preparations such as spring risotto with peas, mushrooms and a poached farm egg.
But long before Michael and Cindy Curtin’s cheese winds up in these elegant dishes, it starts inside the udders of nanny goats with names like Matilda, Snickers and Dot, who live in an old barn behind a modest brick ranch in Franklin County.
The Curtins may not have children, but they treat their “kids” with a loving care that shines through in the rich, fresh flavor of the finished product.
“I tried the cheese and immediately fell in love,” said Gunnar Thompson, executive chef at Primland. “We are lucky to be in close proximity to them.”
Southwest Virginia is increasingly becoming known as a local food mecca, and Curtin’s Dairy is another example of a small, family-owned farm producing artisanal goods worthy of gourmet status.
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