I'm in north Iredell County, NC, west of Winston-Salem, about an hour ENE of Hickory. I haven't made any hard cheeses yet, but I've been keeping cattle and goats for about 4 years and have made some very simple soft cheeses with just buttermilk for culture and very imprecise homemade rennet. I'm eager to start making hard cheeses. I'd be very glad to connect with anyone nearby. I'd love to help/learn from/observe anyone making hard cheeses nearby, and I'd be glad to share anything I could regarding dairying or the very simple cheesemaking I've done, if anyone wanted to come my way.