Exploring the Massachusetts Wine and Cheese Trails
Artisanal cheese and wine is an old, yet booming business in central Massachusetts. Thanks to the hot local food scene, a new edition of Massachusetts Wine & Cheese Trails has been launched, with 29 wineries and 18 cheesemakers opening their doors to visitors from across the country.
The Central Massachusetts trail, where blue highways are about as fancy as the roads get, makes a good, if long day trip from Boston. The country roads look little changed from the horse and buggy days, a reminder that the orchards and dairy farms of the Massachusetts heartland have fed the Bay State for centuries.
Photo by David Lyon for the Boston Globe