We tasted products from around the country to find the best of the best from small-production food artisans. By Cindy Hatcher
Photo: Travis Rathbone
Looking Glass Creamery Ellington ($15 minimum order)
A creamy, aged goat cheese with a bloomy rind and smoky ash that evokes a delicious hint of truffle and damp forest floor. Produced by Jennifer and Andy Perkins on their small farm in the North Carolina mountains.