Giveaway: September Farm Sampler


Food / Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

As of Nov 14, 2017, this giveaway is closed.

Confession: I do love a good cheese, a good family, and a good story. All three come together in the business I’m promoting today: September Farm Cheese.

If you live near Lancaster County, you already know about September Farm. Their beautiful store is the place to stop for amazing fresh cheese, sandwiches, ice cream, and more. But did you know you can buy September Farm products from their webstore and have them shipped to your doorstep?

The Rotelle family has been involved in food production for four generations. In 2007, Dave and Roberta established September Farm Cheese, using milk from their own excellent dairy to produce the finest quality cheese.

Since then, September Farm has become ever more widely known for their delicious creations:

Handcrafted Monterey Jack

  • in many delightful flavors
  • including the award-winning Chives & Dill

Handcrafted Cheddar

Authentic Dutch Gouda

And much more, including Swiss, Havarti, Parmesan, and Mozzarella. Their own dairy still produces all the milk used in manufacturing the cheese. They age and ripen their cheese in their temperature and humidity regulated cheese cave.

I’ve been privileged to be a frequent taster of September Farm products – one of the Rotelle children lives in my community, and we always try to schedule our church potlucks for right after she’s visited home and returned bearing gifts. Okay, that was a joke. But still, I’ve loved every one of the cheeses I’ve tried: they’re creamy, nuanced, and perfectly textured.

I’ve also visited September Farm’s lovely store in Honey Brook, PA, sampling good things and making purchases. I love visiting on location, but it’s not always possible – so I’m really excited about their growing online presence!

They’ve recently expanded their online offerings, adding many products that were previously available in-store only, including fresh cheese curds, meats, relishes and dips, and beautiful gift baskets with customizable options, perfect for tasteful (or did I mean tasty?) holiday presents. Purchases can be made from their webstore at any time.

Today, September Farm and I are offering you a chance to win one of their Small Samplers free of charge! A Small Sampler includes

  • Three 8-ounce bars of handcrafted cheese (your choice of eleven flavors!)
  • One 8-ounce Lebanon Bologna
  • A September Farm cheese wire

Here are the flavors one fortunate winner will get to pick from.

Mild Cheddar
Medium Cheddar
Sharp Cheddar
Robertson’s Extra Sharp Cheddar
Smoked Cheddar
Jumpin’ Jack Jalapeño
Honey Jack
Pepperoni Augusto Jack
Chives & Dill Jack
Garlic & Basil Jack
Joy’s Tomato Basil Jack

If you’d like to be entered in a drawing to win a Small Sampler, I’m asking you to share this post on social media, or forward by email to a few friends. Then leave a comment below. Keep in mind that September Farms staff will read your comments, so if you have favorite flavors, or new cheeses you’d like to see them develop, be sure to let them know – and don’t forget to say thank you! {wink}

Cheese, anyone?


Don’t be shy if you are new to Confessions. This is the perfect chance to say hi and leave your first comment. I’d love to meet you!

I was given a Small Sampler by September Farm Cheese in exchange for hosting this giveaway, and it was scrumptious. All facts have been checked to the best of my ability with knowledgeable sources, but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Giveaway will remain open for one week, closing at midnight on November 14, 2017. Open only to persons with a US mailing address. Winner will be chosen by random.org.

This giveaway is closed.

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Jessica Thomas
3 years ago

Oh yum!! I love their cheese!!! We’re traveling to Lancaster this weekend and September farm is on my list of places I want to go.

Janice Nisly
3 years ago

Lovely place and the cheese is awesome!!

Brenda Wenger
3 years ago

Oh wow ee!! 🙂
Cheese is my favorite snack!!!
I grew up in a dairy, and would love to taste some of this to see if it is as fabulous as Shari says. 🙂

3 years ago

Wow. I have never visited September Farms but I have heard that it is worth the visit. I’d love to win this.
Gina

Linda Stoltzfus
3 years ago

Yes, Please! Any day is a good day for cheese. I’m new to September Farms. Make me a believer. 🙂

Jane
3 years ago

Our family loves cheese but we’ve never had September Farms. We’d love to try it!

Jan
3 years ago

Mmm…I love cheese. I’ve never been to the Rotelle’s store, although I have met some of the family.
Since I am a photographer, I am noticing the lovely photos. Good job, Hope! ( that is, if you still are the one who does that part of it).

Joy
3 years ago
Reply to  Jan

Shari gets the credit for these lovely shots!

Treva
3 years ago
Reply to  Jan

I agree, I was admiring the photo too! Just looking at it makes me happy. 🙂

Treva
3 years ago
Reply to  Treva

I was thinking of the first/ main one, but ALL of them are gorgeous. I SO enjoy the results of others’ photography.

3 years ago
Reply to  Jan

Thank you, ladies. I loved snapping these products!

Dawn
3 years ago

I visited September Farms for the first time earlier this year with a dear friend from Indiana whose son is marrying into the Rotelle family. I was blown away by the place and delighted with all the samples. I was even more delighted with the eye-popping, mouth-watering gift basket my friend Lorrie left me on her departure. Everything from Chives and Dill Jack Cheese to some amazing little cream cheese tarts…we fell in love with it all. I would love to win a sampler from September Farms and am thrilled to know about their online ordering option. A gift basket from them would make a perfect holiday gift!

Elfrieda Miller
3 years ago

My husband and I are quite fond of good cheeses, but I’ve never tried September Farms. (We don’t visit Lancaster often enough?!) The photos of cheese make me all desirous of the holidays and good food, but mostly the richness of friends and family. I confess, I only comment on blogs when there is a giveaway involved. Or something. 😉

LRM
3 years ago

I emailed this to my five sisters. I like Farmer’s Cheese and usually purchase that flavor at our local Glenn’s Bulk Foods. But I generally like any flavor. Thanks for the chance to try. LRM

Danae
3 years ago

A guy from our area is marrying one of their daughters. I’ve heard it’s amazing, and I’ve had one piece of cheese before. A sampler box would be so fun!

Kendra
3 years ago

I love cheeses, and these sound exquisite!
It would be awfully hard to choose between gifting someone and keeping it for ourselves.

Kendra
3 years ago
Reply to  Kendra

Shared on Facebook

Beth Russo
3 years ago

This is such a great giveaway for the holiday season! I want some for myself and some to give as gifts, count me in! I’ve posted this on my Facebook page. 🙂

Ruthie
3 years ago

Yum, this would pair nicely with our fresh deer bologna.

Ellie
3 years ago

The thought of all those flavors to choose from makes my mouth water. We love cheese, but I had never heard of September farms. I’d love to win this.

Crystal Zeiset
3 years ago

I have heard of September Farms but have yet to go there. It is on my bucket list, hopefully soon. Would love to win the sampler.

Yvonne Shaum
3 years ago

September Farm and their cheese are as lovely as you say, Shari. 🙂 My mouth is watering. I like the farm’s poetic name.

Treva
3 years ago

I shared on my Facebook page. Wow, that looks and sounds amazing! My mouth is watering. Definitely keeping this in mind for Christmas presents.

Janice Kauffman
3 years ago

I have never heard of September Farm but I love good cheese and from what I’ve heard pretty much everything coming from Lancaster, PA is top notch. ? I would be happy to win this

Joanna F
3 years ago

This looks absolutely lovely! I went to SMBI with Hope Rotelle. 🙂

sherri
3 years ago

i just love cheese!! any flavor will do;)

3 years ago

I never heard of September Farm. But we eat lots of cheese. Swiss roots here. Would make a few bites for each of us if I’d win. Lol. Thanks!

3 years ago
Reply to  Marie Lapp

Shared on Google+

Sheri Martin
3 years ago

I love September farms cheese! & the store is beautiful! I just wish it was even closer to me. I’ve enjoyed every kind I tasted, and I really enjoy their cheese curds.

Lynnelle
3 years ago

September Farms makes THE best cheese. I especially like the tomato basil.

Rosanna
3 years ago

Have never heard of them! But would be delighted for a chance to sample their wares…

Kathy Weaver
3 years ago

Love cheese and would be delighted to taste this trio!!!

Lydia
3 years ago

A huge cheese fanatic here! I’d definitely enjoy this little basket. 🙂

VaLita Beckett
3 years ago

How fun!! With wisconsin blood running through my veins cheese is always a big hit here:)

Rebekah
3 years ago

I never heard of September Farms, but I live in cheese country and wouldn’t mind trying some of these! Shared on fb.

Kerra
3 years ago

Would love to win a cheese sampler! There are plenty of little specialty cheese shops here in WI but we wouldn’t mind tasting what PA had to offer.

Becky
3 years ago

Hi! We’ve never been to September Farm but sure enjoyed sampling the cheese at Kyle and Joy’s wedding. It would be exciting to win this!

Kendra
3 years ago

I would love to win this for my sweet parents! They are *huge* cheese fans, and our road trip to Lancaster County was one of their favorite little trips ever. The cheese flavors offered here look amazing! 🙂

Claudia
3 years ago

Looks delicious! Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup are my favorite quick menu….and this sounds like a way to make it classy.

Melissa Nissley
3 years ago

Yum, we love cheese! I’d love to try September Farms cheese, sounds like they have lots of yummy flavors!

Natalia Showalter
3 years ago

We are a cheese loving family too; and can vouch for the deliciousness of September Farms product!
Dear friends from Lancaster Co. gifted us with several flavors and we enjoyed them all! We would like to visit their store someday.

Dorcas S.
3 years ago

Wow didn’t know they had a webpage…I’m gonna check that out! Their cheese is so yummy and a sampler would really be enjoyed around here! 🙂

Joanna Yoder
3 years ago

Guess what, I grew up in Lancaster County but I don’t recall ever having cheese from September Farm. I didn’t even recognize the name. It sounds like a problem that needs to be rectified SOON, because I do love good cheese!

3 years ago

I forwarded the email to some folks who I know love cheese. 🙂
Shari, I do enjoy reading your blog! Thank you for sharing yourself in that way.

Naomi
3 years ago

Never heard of September Farms, but good cheese always makes me happy, and good free cheese would quite possibly make me ecstatic! ?

Sheila G.
3 years ago

I’ve never heard of September Farms but you sure throw a convincing sales pitch.

Trish
3 years ago

Yum yum Yum! I love fresh cheese!
And Lebanon bologna too…..ahhh…my faves! Good things to have coming my way??

Lois Johnson
3 years ago

I thought I’d commented on here yesterday, but do not see my entry so I’ll try again. 🙂 Never heard of September Farms, but having grown up in nearby Berks County, I believe a trip there could happen next time I visit PA. Found out, after I shared this post via email to my sis, that my Pa family is aware of this beautiful place and can’t believe they never took us there. We’re another cheese-lovin’ family from MS that would thoroughly enjoy winning the sampler!

Patricia
3 years ago

I have never been to September Farms either. A friend and I were hoping to but never made it there. Yum we do love cheese tho!

3 years ago

This looks so delicious. I live a long way from Lancaster County, and have never heard of September Farms, but it’s the kind of place I want to hear of. I would love to win this, and the best part would be presenting it to my husband, the foodie in our home.

Sharing on Facebook.

Christine Bornemann
3 years ago

I live far from Lancaster County,and never heard of September Farms! But we love cheese here! I would love to have a sampler! 🙂 I hope to be able to taste the delicious cheeses soon!.
Thank you for allowing me to enter your contest!

Chris B

Marlene
3 years ago

Oh-ho! Now THIS is an amazing giveaway. 🙂 Those are some excellent products; congrats in advance to the lucky winner.

Patricia
3 years ago

I have never been to September farms either. A friend and I were hoping to but never made it there.Yum we do love cheese tho!

Patricia
3 years ago
Reply to  Patricia

I have no idea how…but I believe mine posted twice.This morning and then somehow later today.

Elaine
3 years ago

This sampler looks amazing!

Natasha Yoder
3 years ago

I work at our local deli so I should be sick and tired of cheese. But nope. Always ready to try some more! Shared with my friend.

Kris
3 years ago

I love September Farm, their cheese curds are my favorite! Would love to win this cuz I LOVE cheese!