Last Updated August 2016

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Fading D Farm
Fading D Farm
Farmstead Water Buffalo Dairy

David & Faythe DiLoreto
295 Fading D Farm Road
Salisbury, NC 28144

Visitors Allowed: Wednesday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Offer Private Farm Tours: By Appointment
Purchase Cheese on Farm: Yes

After falling in love with Mozzarella di Bufala on a trip to Italy,
Faythe and David DiLoreto turned their dream of making this
marvelous cheese at home into a second career for both of

After only two years, Fading D Farm now has the only working
water buffalo dairy herd in North Carolina and one of only a
handful in the US. Situated on sixty-four rolling acres in Rowan
County, their 35 plus pasture fed buffalo produce a milk that is
perfect for cheesemaking. Their new creamery has been
designed with visitors in mind including observation windows
into the cheesemaking room, milking parlor and calf room.

All of their water buffalo are on site as well as a smattering of
alpacas, sheep, chickens and a few cows to allow guests to
get a taste of a real working water buffalo farmstead creamery.

Cheese Varieties
With an average of twice the milk fats and higher protein than
cow’s milk, the cheese created from these water buffalo is
creamy and rich. Faythe, as the head cheesemaker,
handcrafts each of the artisanal cheeses. She has had training
in New England and Italy as well as learning from the
experience of working with the milk hundreds of times over the
past year. She has perfected several cheeses including three
aged cheeses; a Taleggio type, a buffalo version of Bel Paese
and one that is similar to Caciocavallo and she is rapidly
closing in on the elusive Mozzarella di Bufala. Additionally, she
produces a sweet Ricotta.

Other Products
Fading D Farm sells cheeses as well as select cuts of water
buffalo meat at Salisbury Farmer’s Market, Davidson Farmer’s
Market, Cotswold Farmer's Market and at their on farm store.