Say cheese! Now say wine!
We headed to Colchester, CT this afternoon to find Cato Corner Farm, home of delicious farmstead cheeses that we tasted at the soggy but delightful Open Air Market. We found the farm, and met some cows!
We were also waiting to get into the tiny cheese room because there were about six people in there already, pushing capacity. Once inside, we were welcomed and able to see the selections.
I could attempt to describe the flavors in detail, but suffice it to say that everything tasted more like cheese than any other cheese I've ever tasted. It was all fantastic, and we walked away with about a pound, total, of three different cheeses.
Before we walked away, the cheesemonger asked if we had come from the vineyard. Vineyard? You mean there's cheese like this and a vineyard? The two aren't directly connected, but they're pretty close together, so we went to find the nearby Priam Vineyard.
There were bottles for sale, but we bellied up to the "bar" and signed up for a tasting. For $6, they give you a nice wine glass with the vineyard logo on it, and proceed to pour you tastings of six different wines from their collection. We had five whites and two reds, and I actually preferred the whites to the reds. the reds tasted odd, but better with the dark chocolate that they offered at the end.
We headed home through Deep River and Chester, and never received the "heavy rain" that Ernesto was supposed to deliver. It was gray, and windy, and drizzley, but that's about it.