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Event Series Event Series: Cheese Week 2024

Join the Vermont Cheese Council for a deep dive into cheese, its role in history, and the experience of working with it every day! You will learn about the life of a cheesemaker and dairy farmer, journey with cheese as it has fed the human soul through time, learn how to build a cheese board, have a guided cheese sampling with a cheesemonger, hear what calls people to work with cheese, and enjoy a tour through the beautiful Hildene estate and its creamery!

Cheese Camp Schedule


Tour: Goat Dairy of Historic Hildene

Join Peg Gallup, Hildene cheesemaker, for a tour of the on-site dairy, including meeting the Nubian goat herd that makes Hildene’s cheese possible.


Presentation by Paul Kindstedt, Cheese Historian (author of Cheese and Culture)
Award-winning, nationally-recognized food science scholar Paul Kindstedt, author of Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Western Civilization


Meet the Cheesemakers Panel

Learn about the daily lives of cheesemakers, featuring Zoe Brickley of Jasper Hill Farm and Suzy Kaplan, of Fat Sheep Farm.


Cheese Tasting + Board Building Class

On the Hildene terrace with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and sweeping valley, enjoy a discussion and tutorial from cheesemonger Mary Tuthill on creating a gourmet cheese board. Talk about different styles, flavors, textures and techniques. Learn how to blend them all together to create a show stopping and delicious cheese board! Featuring a tasting of local Vermont Cheeses and accoutrements.

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