The Vermont Cheese Trail is a 240-mile loop encompassing some 45 artisanal cheesemakers who invite the public to tour their scenic dairies and sample their sumptuous goods. A good number of these cheesemakers are located in and around Warren, in the Mad River Valley — which happens to be the home of our Bed and Breakfast in Vermont.
And as such, our cozy country inn the perfect place to begin and end a day of cheese touring. We’ll start you off right with a great night’s sleep in one of our luxuriously appointed guest rooms, loaded with amenities, and a delicious, hearty New England breakfast.
And when you get back from your day of dairy touring, you’ll be greeted by a roaring fireplace and the opportunity to be served a drink from our selection of Vermont beers & ciders, a wide variety of wines and our single malt Scotch collection. Not to mention concierge service to help you find the perfect place to enjoy dinner. So make your plans to tour the Vermont Cheese Trail and reserve you room today at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Vermont.
6 Tempting Local Stops Along the Vermont Cheese Trail
The variety of products made by Vermont cheesemakers is vast, with sheep, goat, and cow’s milk being used in more than 150 different varieties of cheese, and a Vermont Cheese Trail map will guide you through all of it.
However, visiting all the cheesemakers and sampling all of these cheeses sounds a bit daunting, so we’ve narrowed down our list to places near our Bed and Breakfast in Vermont that we think you’d enjoy visiting.
- The Vermont Creamery, about 45 minutes east of our Vermont B&B, is a certified B corporation, meaning they have a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
- Blythedale Farm, a little over an hour from our Inn, is one of the few American cheesemakers making soft French-style cheeses. Their Camembert is delicious.
- A little further south, you’ll find Billings Farm and Museum. The museum offers a fascinating look at Vermont’s rural past. And their cheese is sensational.
- Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. Market. Their market features a number of delicious products from local farms and artisans.
- Plymouth Artisan Cheese is the second older cheese factory in the United States and has been producing their delicious cheeses for some 125 years. The factory even still sits in the original building, which dates back to 1890.
- The Mad River Taste Place is a retail store focused on local, artisan food and drink. Over a hundred makers are represented including an extensive and changing selection of Vermont cheeses. Many of these products are made within just a few miles of the Taste Place. Their cheesemongers are there to offer guided samplings and help you learn about the producers and what makes their products superior.
(Please check for updates and new COVID-19 restrictions on their webpages.)
A local bonus: Three Shepherds Cheese. Their cheese is only available at the Waitsfield Farmers Market, which closes at the end of October, however if you’re interested in learning more about Vermont cheese, they do offer classes!
Bear in mind that these are only the closest stops on the Vermont Cheese Trail. Stretch yourself out as deep and wide as you wish along the route, and take more than a day to do it — if you truly love cheese, you won’t be let down by any place to visit. Here are some suggestions for more far-flung locations along the Trail.
The Best B&B Near the Vermont Cheese Trail
After a day out and about in brisk but breathtaking late-fall weather on the Vermont Cheese Trail, our Bed and Breakfast in Vermont will welcome you back with warmth and comfort, whether in your guest room or in our cozy Commons area and its cheery fireplace. It’s the perfect place to begin and end each day of mouth-watering adventures on the Vermont Cheese Trail. And each new day’s breakfast features some Vermont cheeses you may not have tried yet!
So make your plans to travel along the Vermont Cheese Trail and reserve your room today at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Vermont!