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 – the numbers before each Cheese maker refers to their number on that map.[/col][/row]
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:
16. Grafton Village Cheese C
400 Linden St/Rte 30, Brattleboro. open daily, 10-6
Comment: Large store, good amount of samples, must pay to see animals, can view cheese making through window.
40. 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.
34. Taylor Farm C
825 Route 11, Londonderry. Open daily 10-6
Comment: Small store. Free range chickens running around. Some samples.
17. Hildene Farm Signature Cheese C & G
1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester. Open daily 9:30-4:30
Southwind Farm C (not on map)
3783 Vermont Route 30, Pawlet. Open daily 9am-6pm
Fat Toad Farm G (not on map)
787 Kibbee Rd, Brookfield. Store Open daily
Comment: Focus is on producing goat’s milk caramel sauce. Farm store, with samples of goat’s milk caramel sauce, is open 7 days a week from 10am-4pm. Farm tours by reservation only, but worth planning as best small farm experience. Unpaved roads. (Updated June 2015)
38. 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.
Dakin Farm (not on map)
5797 Route 7, Ferrisburg, VT. 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.
31. Shelburne Farms C
1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne. Open during summer 9-5
43. Willow Hill Farm S & C
313 Hardscrabble Rd, Milton
Farm store and viewing
room open daily 9-5
Lakes End Cheeses C & G (not on map)
212 West Shore Rd, Alburg. Open 10-7 daily mid-June through Labor Day
Green Mountain Blue Cheese C (not on map)
2183 Gore Rd, Highgate Center. Open daily 7am-7pm
4. Boston Post Creamery G
2061 Sampsonville Rd, Enosburg Falls. Open to the public: Tuesday-Friday | 9-5, Saturday 9-4, Sunday 10-3