Vermont Cheese Council e-Newsletter Volume 6, Issue 1 February, 2013

In this issue:


Cheese News

New Cheese

Cheesemaking Classes

Join the Vermont Cheese Council

...more info

Vermont Cheese Trail Map
The Vermont Cheese Trail Map is available for download, or if you would like some printed copies, please send a request to

Thank you retailers and other associate members for your support of the Vermont Cheese Council!

Billings Farm & Museum

Bob-White Systems

Black River Produce

Brattleboro Food Coop

Castleton Crackers

Castleton Village Store

Cheese Traders &
Wine Sellers

The Concord Cheese Shop

Dakin Farm

Dairy Connection

Diamond Information Solutions

Fairfield Cheese

Hanover Coop

Harvest Market

Healthy Living Market & Cafe

Hunger Mountain Coop

Jim Wallace Consulting

Joppa Fine Foods

Lebanon Coop

Middlebury Natural Foods Coop

Milky Way Farms

Mountain Cheese and Wine

Newport Specialty Foods

Peter Dixon Dairy Foods Consulting & Westminster Artisan Cheesemaking

Provisions International

Ren Hen Cafe and Bakery

The Richards Group

Rock Art Brewery

Stratton Mountain Provisions

Sugarbush Farm

Sustainable Farmer

Sweet Clover Market

The Cheese House

The Cheese Shop / Wasiks

Wine and Cheese Depot

Upper Valley Food Coop

Valcour Strategic Group

The Vermont Country Store

Vermont Roots

Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese

Woodstock Farmer's Market


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Cheese makes a wonderful gift. Many of our members sell their cheese  through their web site. Visit our cheesemakers online.

Blue Ledge Farm

Blythedale Farm

Bonnieview Farm

Boston Post Dairy

Cabot Creamery

Champlain Valley Creamery

Cobb Hill Cheese

Consider Bardwell Farm

Crawford Family Farm

Crowley Cheese

Does' Leap

Fat Toad Farm

Franklin Foods

Grafton Village Cheese

Hildene Farm Signature Cheese

Green Mountain Blue Cheese

Jasper Hill Farm

Jericho Hill Farm

Lakes End Cheeses

Lazy Lady Farm

Maplebrook Farm

Mt. Mansfield Creamery

Neighborly Farms

Orb Weaver Farm

Peaked Mountain Farm

Plymouth Artisan Cheese

Sage Farm

Scholten Family Farm

Shelburne Farms

Spring Brook Farm

Southwind Farm

Taylor Farm

Thistle Hill Farm

Turkey Hill Farm

Twig Farm

Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery

Vermont Farmstead Cheese

Vermont Shepherd

von Trapp Farmstead

Willow Hill Farm

Willow Moon Farm

West River Creamery

Woodcock Farm



Good Food Awards
2013 Cheese Competition

Ascutney Mountain
Cobb Hill Cheese

Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids

Complete Award Listings here.


Cheese News

Find your Vermont Food Experience!

DigInVT is your portal to Vermont's agriculture and culinary experiences that are open to the public. Connect with the people and places in Vermont that make it an exciting destination. DigIn to Vermont’s agriculture and culinary tourism experiences!

Culture Magazine's Winter issue features Manchester as it's centerfold cheese in the current, winter issue. A fascinating profile on how Consider Bardwell Farm creates it's singular, award-winning raw goat tomme.

Listen in to CBF's cheesemonger in residence, Poul Price (CCP ACS) as he discusses his journey in cheese and the trials and tribulations of professional mongering. As featured on Cutting The Curd on the Heritage Radio Network.

Cabot Creamery is the first dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certification, a validation of its attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders, and a recognition that it meets rigorous and independent standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. 

And Cabot Creamery was so impressed with Dakin Farm's mail order business that they moved the mail order business over to them! Take a look for yourself at the Vermont bounty available now at Dakin Farm.   

The Huffington Post includes
Jasper Hill Farm's Moses Sleeper as one of
Ten Gateway Artisanal Cheeses To Turn Newbies Into

Mt Mansfield Creamery cheeses can now be found in Whole Foods Markets in Hadley and Boston Mass, Portland, Maine, and now they're even in NYC!


Cheese Trail Map

Grab a map and visit Vermont! Download the pdf map today, or use our Google Map Plan your day, a weekend, or vacation! Find out who is open daily, who offers tours, and how to make an appointment for those smaller operations and those off the beaten path.

Read the January/February 2013 issue of USDA's Rural Cooperatives magazine.  To request a hard copy or for more information contact


Cheesemaking Classes

Artisan Cheesemaking Workshops in Westminster, Vermont. 

Two and three-day workshops in making and aging cheese, taught by Peter Dixon. 


Developing a HACCP-Based Program for Small-Scale Cheesemakers
March 15-16
Affinage: Techniques, Microbes and Facilities
March 25-27
Introduction to Cheesemaking I
April 8-10
Introduction to Cheesemaking II
April 12-14
Advanced Cheesemaking: Soft-Ripened and Blue Cheeses
April 24-26

Click here for more information & a complete list of workshops.

The Vermont Institute For Artisan Cheese Classes

April 1-4: Essential Principles and Practices of Cheesemaking
April 5: Quality and Chemistry of Milk
April 8-9: Cheese Chemistry
April 10: Food Safety and Artisan Cheesemaking: Essential Hygiene Practices and Programs
April 11: Sensory Evaluation course

Click here for more information and a complete list of classes.

Cheesemaking with Jim Wallace the 'Tech Guy' at

Click here for workshop schedule.



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Vermont Cheese Council

As a Friend of the Vermont Cheese Council, we welcome your donations to assist us with our endeavors to improve the production and advancement of Vermont cheese. Your generous support helps us to continue to grow and expand our technical support for members, while providing you with delicious Vermont cheese. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a friend of the Council or sign up now!

As an Associate Member of the Vermont Cheese Council, we welcome all industry related businesses and individuals who see the value in having a strong cheese industry in Vermont. Learn more about the benefits of an Associate Membership on our web site.

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