vermont cheesemakers festival
If you have ever been lucky enough to come to Vermont in the summer, you know how much there is to do around here. Check out some of the fun things I have been doing with my kids on our Vermont staycation this past week. If you haven’t been before, I highly recommend trying to come during the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival at Shelburne Farms. This was the fifth year for the event, and it is always a fun and delicious celebration of cheese. This year I was invited to attend by Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery. How could I resist? I was happy to spend the day winding through the tables and I brought my friend, stylist and Vermont foodie Claudia Venon.
Check out the wall of cheese that greeted us as we entered the first tent!
It didn’t take us long to get to work winding our way through each table, chatting with the cheesemakers and sampling all that the Green Mountain State has to offer.
Claudia and I were sure to stop by to say thank you to the beautiful Brown Swiss named Skittles and baby goats who were too tuckered out to say hello.
There was so much to see and taste. I will never be able to forget the Blue Cheese icecream made with Bayley Hazen Blue with Candied Bacon made by Island Home-made Ice Cream and Jay Peak’s Foundry Resturant. That was unbelievable!!!!
And there were too many stellar cheeses there to even begin to name them all. Here are the wonderfully talented and hardworking crafstpeople who made the event possible, the Cheesemakers!
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