I just bought tickets to this summer’s annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival in Shelburne. The July 25 festival at Shelburne Farms will showcase more than 100 types of cheese from local cheesemakers. The event made its debut last year and sold out ahead of time. It was a huge hit.
Vermont cheese has become incredibly popular in recent years, but cheesemaking is hardly new. Vermont is a national leader in the American artisanal cheese renaissance, and the state has been home to cheesemaking since the 1800s.
These days, Vermont cheesemakers produce more than 100 varieties of small-batch specialty cheeses, ranging from cheddar and blue to chèvre and feta.
You can find dozens of Vermont cheesemakers on the famous Vermont Cheese Trail, including Taylor Farm in Londonderry, Grafton Village Cheese, Vermont Butter and Cheese Company in Websterville, and Willow Hill Farm in Milton.
For details, visit www.vtcheese.com.
See you in Shelburne!