Cheesemaker and entrepreneur Allison Hooper was one of the first artisan cheesemakers in the United States. Hooper and Bob Reese co-founded Vermont Butter & Cheese Company in 1984 and started bringing the everyday cheese and dairy delicacies of France to the American table. At the helm of the artisan cheese movement in Vermont and as president of the American Cheese Society from 2005 to 2008, Hooper has been a voice for and mentor to U.S. cheesemakers. Vermont Butter & Cheese’s creations have won more than 100 awards nationally and internationally over the past 25 years.
In a Cheesemaker's Kitchenby Allison Hooper
Culinary luminaries like renowned chefs Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, Michel Richard of Citronelle, and Molly Hanson of Grill 23; chef, writer, and educator Dan Barber of Blue Hill; chef-entrepreneurs
In a Cheesemaker’s Kitchen is a treasury of original recipes from leading chefs that incorporate Vermont Butter & Cheese Company’s delectable products.
Culinary luminaries like renowned chefs Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, Michel Richard of Citronelle, and Molly Hanson of Grill 23; chef, writer, and educator Dan Barber of Blue Hill; chef-entrepreneurs Alison Lane and Andrew Silva of Mirabelles; knight of the French Order of the Mérite Agricole, chef Raymond Ost of Sandrine’s; and food writer and former CEO of Clicquot, Inc., Mireille Guiliano, share their heartfelt philosophies about food. Their tantalizing recipes will expand any home cook’s culinary repertoire.
Twenty-five years ago Allison Hooper and Bob Reese began crafting artisanal dairy products in the European style. They developed a vital link with local farms that continues to this day: Vermont Butter & Cheese Company supports a network of more than 20 family farms that provide milk that meets the highest standards of purity. As Allison learned on a family farm in France, quality originates at the source—with the people who work the land and the pride they take in its yield.In a Cheesemaker’s Kitchen celebrates their perhaps improbable success. It is the story of pioneers in the fledgling American artisan cheese industry and how they bootstrapped a small, socially responsible business.
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