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.
Do call or check the websites of any of the Cheese Makers that you plan to visit to verify their current opening hours. Note that some of them may no longer be accepting visits.
Also be sure to also visit the Mad River Taste Place in nearly Waitsfield where you will find a wide variety of Vermont craft cheese and other artisan produce and products.
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,
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
11. 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
24. 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.
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.
8. Cabot Creamery Cooperative Visitors Center C
2878 Main St, Cabot
AlsoWaterbury 802-244-6334 and
Quechee 802-295-1180, 9-6 daily
Dakin Farm (not on map)
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.
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
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,
Open to the public: Tuesday-Friday
9-5, Saturday 9-4, Sunday 10-3