Jul 01, 2013 Say Cheese We're fairly certain the real reason people are compelled to smile for pictures when they say the word "cheese" is because...well... Cheese.Is.Awesome. And this is why we're excited to announce our newest flavor of Barley Labs All-natural Dog Treats -- Cheese, made out of real cheddar from Durham's Cultured Cow Creamery and, of course, recycled barley from Fullsteam Brewery. If you live in the Triangle and would like to try our cheese treats, be sure to buy local by checking out our Store Locator page! We love the fact that you can see the actual bits of cheese in the treats, but the best part might be the smell. Be sure to take a good whiff when you open the bag for the first time. We nearly drooled as much as Barley does. To celebrate, we're launching the Say Cheese Photo Contest! We want to see photos of your dog's best smile - if your picture gets the most "likes" in our Facebook album, you'll get three bags of treats, a t-shirt and a bottle opener! Click here for all the details. So why cheese? Earlier this year, Dirty Durham challenged the community to spend $100 locally in 2013. We took that one step further and pledged to source our next flavor ingredient from a Durham business. It took us some time to find the right ingredient and recipe, but when we met Dr. Sam Galphin, co-owner and veterinarian, and Rabbi Sholom Estrin, cheesemaker, over at Cultured Cow Creamery, we knew we had found something special. Their commitment to sustainability and quality, their passion for their business and their kindness was exactly what we were hoping to find. We hope you enjoy them as much as Barley does!