The Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival Is About More Than Cheese. It's About Shock & Awe.
Think of the Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival as the Green Mountain State's version of a military parade in Red Square: a show of such overwhelming local-food might that other states will think twice before taking us on. Since it's going to be partly sunny in Shelburne on Sunday (high of 83), if you're in the mood to be astounded by just how much locally produced food Vermont is turning out these days it's not a bad day to hop in the car and go see the shores of Lake Champlain.
There'll be over 40 cheesemakers -- including Upper Valley locals like Cobb Hill, Thistle Hill, and Billings Farm. There'll be upwards of 70 craft food-makers, including WRJ's Angry Goat Pepper Company, Windsor's Blake Hill Preserves, and local farmer's market regular Vermont Amber Toffee Company. And there'll be a few dozen beer, wine, cider and spirit makers. Here's a full list.
The Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival will run from 11 until 4 at Shelburne Farms. Last we looked, tickets -- even at $60 a pop for general admission -- were close to selling out, so if you're tempted, now's the time.
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