Tagged: Vermont

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Butter Me Up

Many years ago, when I was a young child, I would never have thought that I would be writing about butter. Growing up in the southeastern part of Turkey, we would visit my grandmother and aunt who lived in a village close to the town I was raised in prior to my relocation to the Continue Reading »

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The Crisp Taste of Fall from New England Cideries

Nothing says fall like a crisp glass of cider! Monger Liz celebrates the season with a profile of three of our favorites New England cideries: Shacksbury Cider, Far From the Tree Cider, and Bantam Cider

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An Apprentice Adventure: Big Picture Farm

Big Picture Farm has caught the attention of many a candy-eater, gift-giver, artisanal-food junkie and Tumblr user, and the farm’s award-winning goat’s milk caramels are fully deserving of hype and high praise. We proudly stock their precious packages in the bakery window, and hold onto their idyllic postcards behind the bakery to cheer us up. Continue Reading »

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A Visit with the Erbs: Landaff Cheese

Fellow monger, Erin, and I drove up to the Cellars at Jasper Hill before the holidays. The object of our journey: to pick up 40 wheels of Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, 20 wheels of Landaff cheese and a number of other Jasper Hill cheeses: Constant Bliss, Weybridge, Hartwell, Oma, Winnimere and Caspian. En route, we stopped Continue Reading »

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A Touch of Inspiration: Visiting Mt. Mansfield Creamery

I recently had the great fortune to visit with Stan Biasini and his family at Mt. Mansfield Creamery in Morristown, Vermont. I arrived bright and early, just as Stan was pooling the milk from the morning milking into a heating vat to begin making his cheese: Inspiration. Here at the shop, we only began carrying Continue Reading »

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A Trip Up North: The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

It was the perfect day yesterday at Shelburne Farms for the 5th annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival. Forty plus cheesemakers from around the state of Vermont, as well as a few from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, gathered for an afternoon of tasting and talking – and, happily, we did a lot of both! Tripp, Meredith, Kyra, Continue Reading »

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A Visit to Twig Farm

Michael Lee strides into the thick, overgrown land behind his house, looking for the shady spot where his herd of goats is foraging for their afternoon meal. “Hey ladies!” he shouts upon spotting the group, and steps over the portable fence into their large makeshift pen. At once, they surround him, following as he walks Continue Reading »

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The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm

We arrived at Jasper Hill Farm on a rainy Friday morning after navigating the scenic but rugged roads of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Jasper Hill, which is run by brothers Mateo and Andy Kehler, keeps about 46 Ayrshire cows, whose milk is used to produce popular cheeses such as Constant Bliss and Bayley Hazen Blue. Around Continue Reading »

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A Visit to Consider Bardwell Farm

Consider Bardwell’s cheesemaking roots date back to 1864, when the southwestern Vermont farm produced large wheels of cheddar that they transported to New York and beyond. Today, the farm has been re-invented as a goat’s milk dairy, with a herd of about 100 Oberhaslis, a Swiss breed rarely found outside of Switzerland. After falling into Continue Reading »

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A Heavenly Cheese: St. Em from Spoonwood Cabin Creamery

A big welcome to the newest cheesemaker on our wall – Spoonwood Cabin Creamery! Spoonwood is a teeny-tiny 1,000 square foot “nano-creamery” in the town of Jacksonville, Vermont, 25 minutes west of Brattleboro.