We’re in the prime of autumn and enjoying the crisp air, vibrant foliage and the bounty of the season is at the top of our to-do lists.
Have you thought about incorporate dairy-themed activities into your fall events? Whether you’re a fan of dairy foods, have an interest in dairy farming, or simply want to infuse your autumn with a touch of creativity, these five fun fall dairy-themed activities are bound to bring joy to your season.
Visit a Local Dairy Farm
Fall is an ideal time to explore a local dairy farm. Many farms offer visitors the chance to observe cows being milked, learn about the cheese-making process or even sample freshly churned butter. Walking through picturesque pastures while enjoying the vibrant colors of autumn is an experience like no other. Don’t forget to purchase some farm-fresh dairy foods to take home for delicious fall recipes. Visit the Tennessee Agritourism Association to find a farm near you.
Apple Picking with a Dairy Twist
Autumn and apple picking go hand-in-hand. Adding dairy foods to your orchard experience will take your day of apple picking from fun to dairy-licious! Pack a picnic with an assortment of cheeses or even some creamy cottage cheese for a dairy-themed feast amidst the apple trees. Both dairy foods pair wonderfully with apples and will complete your unforgettable fall experience.
Dairy-Infused Fall Baking
The smell of cinnamon and apples brings an unbeatable coziness to your home. All of your favorite autumn recipes are made more delicious with dairy foods. From butter, to milk, to ice cream or a big dollop of real whipped cream, all of the classic fall dishes are made even better when using real dairy foods. Prepare classic apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or craft a pumpkin bread topped with dollops of rich butter. Don’t forget about savory options, such as cheddar and herb biscuits to accompany hearty fall soups.
Cheese and Wine Tasting
Fall is the perfect season for hosting an outdoor cheese and wine tasting event. Arrange a selection of artisanal cheeses, including rich, creamy brie, sharp cheddar and tangy blue cheese. Pair them with red and white wines for a delightful afternoon of indulgence. The crisp fall air and the cozy ambiance of an outdoor picnic make this dairy-themed activity truly special.
Dairy Themed Crafts for the Family
If autumn rain puts your pumpkin patch visit on-hold, try a fall dairy-themed craft! Collect colorful leaves, acorns and pinecones during a nature walk, and then use them to decorate milk carton luminaries. Simply clean out used milk cartons, cut out designs, color with markers and glue leaves and other nature finds onto the carton. Finally, place LED candles inside. These charming luminaries can light up your autumn evenings and add a touch of dairy-inspired creativity to your home.
Incorporating dairy-themed activities into your fall festivities not only adds a unique touch but also provides an opportunity to explore the world of dairy in a fun and engaging way. Whether you’re visiting a local farm, baking up a storm, or savoring the flavors of fall with dairy pairings, these activities are sure to make your autumn memorable. Don your coziest sweater, grab your dairy-inspired recipes and embark on a dairy-filled adventure this fall.