Vermont is home to more than 45 cheesemakers using milk from sheep, goats and several cow breeds, ranging from Dutch Belted to Brown Swiss and Jerseys. The variety of cheeses seems almost endless – cheddar, alpine and blues, and all their iterations. Whether the unique flavor – a hint of fresh grass or fresh basil – is due to what the cows have eaten or the inherent creativity among cheesemakers, more than 150 varieties are available. From the World Cheese Awards to the World Championship Cheese Contest, our winning cheesemakers have put Vermont on the worldwide map.
Conduct your own taste test at home and add these beer or rose’ pairings from Cabot Creamery or visit farms and shops on the Vermont Cheese Trail.
Vermont Cheese Trail
The Vermont Cheese Trail introduces you to more than 45 award-winning cheesemakers who produce over 150 varieties of small-batch, sheep, cow and goat specialty cheeses.
Cabot Creamery Creations
Pick up Cabot's award-winning dairy products at their three retail stores in Quechee, Waterbury, or Cabot. Then revel in all the ways you can use cheddar cheese to make your next meal.
A Vermont Farm Vacation
During your visit to the state stay on a working dairy farm. Many farms are also Bed & Breakfast Inns! Learn about life on the farm and see where every slice of cheese starts, in the barn!
Farm to Plate is Vermont’s food system plan. The farm and food sector improves access to healthy local food for all.
Vermont Culinary Experiences
Vermont’s scenic roadways lead to delicious, local cuisine by artisan chefs, creative food companies and passionate farmers.This six-day itinerary offers a sumptuous smorgasbord of Vermont agrarian and food experiences. Hungry for more? More Vermont culinary tours are at DIGINVT.COM.
Dig In Vermont
Vermont’s local food is grown and handcrafted with you in mind. Find farms and markets to visit safely this season, and help yourself to the fresh taste of Vermont.
HAVE YOUR WHEY
Meet the cheesemakers at Shelburne Farms and learn how they craft the rinds you crave. Vermont is home to many award-winning and innovative cheesemakers.