Guests Laurent and Julia created this list of some of the excellent Vermont Cheese makers–and they visited many of them as you will see from their comments! If you like cheese you may want to follow in their footsteps.
See also the Vermont Cheese Trail which is the source of the map on the right – the numbers before each Cheese maker refers to their number on that map. The header image on this blog is also from that site.
The letters following Cheese maker names mean the following:
- C = Cow’s milk
- S = Sheep’s milk
- G = Goat’s milk
Cheese makers are listed south to north:
14. Grafton Village Cheese C
400 Linden St/Rte 30,
open daily, 10-6
Comment: Large store, good amount of samples, must pay to see animals, can view cheese making through window.
39. Vermont Shepherd S
281 Patch Farm Road, Putney
Farm Store is open year round 9-5
Comment: No people around to greet or show you around. Small honor store. No samples.
33. Taylor Farm C
825 Route 11, Londonderry
Open daily 10-6
Comment: Small store. Free range chickens running around. Some samples.
16. Hildene Farm Signature Cheese C & G
1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester
Open daily 9:30-4:30
31. Southwind Farm C
3783 Vermont Route 30, Pawlet
Open daily 9am-6pm
8. Consider Bardwell Farm C & G
1333 VT Route 153, West Pawlet
Self-serve farm store is open year
round ~ The farm is open to visitors on weekends
Comment: Small store. Can pet goats. Some samples.
27. Plymouth Artisan Cheese C
106 Messer Hill Rd,
Open to the Public
23. Neighborly Farms of Vermont C
1362 Curtis Rd,
Open Monday-Friday 8-4
Comment: Small store. Gave free tour of cheese making. Can pet calves. Some samples. Unpaved roads.
12. Fat Toad Farm G
787 Kibbee Rd, Brookfield
Comment: Best small farm experience. Small store. Lots of samples of cheese and caramel. Got tour of farm. Unpaved roads.
35. Turkey Hill Farm C
55 Turkey Hill Rd,
Farm store is open daily 7am-5pm
37. Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery C & G
40 Pitman Rd, Websterville
Open Monday-Friday 9-5
Comment: More industrial. Small visitor center. Samples only when asked for. Save time and buy it at other stores.
5. Cabot Creamery Cooperative Visitors Center C
2878 Main St, Cabot
AlsoWaterbury 802-244-6334 and
Quechee 802-295-1180, 9-6 daily
5797 Route 7
Ferrisburg, VT 05456
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – seven days a week
Comment: Not a farm. Medium size store. Lot’s of samples of cheeses and jams. Good Maple frozen yogurt. Has a sugaring house.
30. Shelburne Farms C
1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne
Open during summer 9-5
42. Willow Hill Farm S & C
313 Hardscrabble Rd, Milton
Farm store and viewing
room open daily 9-5
19. Lakes End Cheeses C & G
212 West Shore Rd, Alburg
Open 10-7 daily mid-June
through Labor Day
15. Green Mountain Blue Cheese C
2183 Gore Rd, Highgate Center
Open daily 7am-7pm
4. Boston Post Creamery G
2061 Sampsonville Rd,
Open to the public: Tuesday-Friday
9-5, Saturday 9-4, Sunday 10-3