Stopping for coffee
One of the advantages of owning a coffee shop in Waitsburg is meeting visitors who come to town, visiting relatives and friends, exploring, or passing through on bigger adventures.
June 22, 2023
This weekend, I met Laurent and Patricia Zirotti of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, who were in town to take the Two-Day Intensive Course at the Monteillet Fromagerie outside Dayton.
The fromagerie's owners, Joan and Pierre-Louis Monteillet, raise French Alpine goats and East Friesian-Lucaune sheep on their 32-acre farmstead. They use the milk to produce small batches of artisan cheeses using traditional techniques and inspiration from the Roquefort region of France, where Pierre-Louise Monteillet was born. The couple also offers workshops on cheesemaking, farm-to-table events, and farm stays at the...