Heading north this summer to Lake Superior don’t worry about what to eat. There’s fabulous local available all through the North Shore as never before. While smoked fish and fresh white fish, trout and berries have always been a given, now there’s far more to explore. Cornucopia hosts a farmers market Thursday evenings from 3 until 6; Bayfield, Ashland, and Port Wing hold theirs on Saturday mornings. (You can’t miss them, they are smack in the middle of town).
My most recent find is Sassy Nanny Goat Cheese. Find it at all of the farmers markets and Bayfield Wine and Spirit Shop that carries an eclectic selection of vino’s at easy prices Sassy Nanny’s “Lake Effect,” a fresh spreadable cheese (terrific drizzled with local honey and hit with cracked black pepper); “Buttin Heads,” a sea salt brined feta; and “Cabra Fresco,” a classic queso fresco for nachos are worth seeking out.
Pretty soon we’ll see gorgeous Manchego-style sheep cheeses from Lucky Ewe, near Cornucopia. They’re aging as I write this and will be ready within the month…. check them out.