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, managed by the Vermont Cheese Council.
Vermont Cheese Trail
The Vermont Cheese Trail introduces you to more than 45 award-winning cheesemakers who produce over 150 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.
Vermont Wine and Cheese Pairings
Vermont-made wine and cheese offer one-of-a-kind pairings that bring out the flavors of the Green Mountains. Our experts offer tips for pairing Vermont wine and cheese.
Vermont dairy is part of a balanced diet and can be found in Vermont ice cream, cheese and other dairy delights statewide. Learn more about the role it plays in our food system.
The Hunt from the Vermont Cheese Council
The Hunt is a scavenger hunt and curated insiders’ guide rolled into one that allows visitors to explore Vermont’s outdoors, history, and of course, its cheese.
Dig In Vermont
Dig into the latest in Vermont food news, events and information by checking out our official agritourism marketing partner Dig In Vermont.
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.
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.