West End’s own Paradox Farm took home honors at the North Carolina State Fair cheese competition.
Paradox Farm won in three categories. Their cheese won first place in the Feta catagory for their Feta Complete, second place in Goat’s Mile Fresh Chevre Unflavored Cheese for their Cheese Louise, and second place in Goat’s Milk Aged Cheese for their Guy Noir.
A team of four judges rated the cheeses on technical and aesthetic merits using the American Cheese Society’s point system: first place, 93-100 points; second place, 86-92; and third place, 80-85.
“We are very pleased with our wins,” said Paradox Farm owner, Sue Stovall. “Our Feta Complete always gets raves, and it can be found in many local restaurants. Our Guy Noir is new this year. It is a goat milk cheddar with a waxed rind. It has a creamy, buttery flavor. And Cheese Louise continues to take a ribbon when ever we enter it in a competition.”
You can find their products all over Moore County.
Cheeses from Paradox Farm are sold at The Corner Store on Market Square in Pinehurst, Southern Whey on NE Broad Street in Southern Pines, Nature’s Own on Bell Avenue in Southern Pines, The Wine Cellar on NE Broad Street in Southern Pines, and Black Rock Winery on U.S. 15-501 in Carthage.
Owner of Paradox Farm, Sue Stovall. All photographs courtesy of Paradox Farm.
In restaurants, you can find their cheeses at 195 on Bell Avenue in Southern Pines, Etalia on W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Southern Pines, Ashtens on E. New Hampshire Ave. in Southern Pines, and at Elliotts on Linden Road in Pinehurst.
They are also at the Saturday Pinehurst Farmers Market located on Village Green Road.
Paradox Farm is located at 449 Hickory Creek Lane and are opened Wednesdays and Sundays. You can email Paradox Farm for more information on their cheeses at [email protected]