Why we love it: We’d rather make cheese ourselves than watch someone else make it on Food Network.
Our favorite farm: Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts, in Rice, Washington (85 miles from Spokane). LoraLea and Rick Misterly, makers of prized farmstead goat cheeses, teach you what it takes to get food from ground to table, on the pine-scented slopes above Lake Roosevelt. You’ll milk a goat, make cheese, tend beets, butcher meat, and forage for elderflowers. Classes begin Apr 23; visit website for schedule and fees.
2 other farms we love: