The Vermont Cheese Book

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A tour of more than three dozen cheesemakers in a behind-the-scenes exploration of the landscape, people, and cheeses that put Vermont on the global epicurean map.
Over the last decade, artisan and farmstead cheesemaking have transformed Vermont into one of the nation's (and the world's) most beloved sources of fine cheeses. Ogden describes all the cheeses from all the cheesemakers. Through visits to the farms, talks with the cheesemakers, and descriptions of the cheeses, Ogden ...

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Overview

A tour of more than three dozen cheesemakers in a behind-the-scenes exploration of the landscape, people, and cheeses that put Vermont on the global epicurean map.
Over the last decade, artisan and farmstead cheesemaking have transformed Vermont into one of the nation's (and the world's) most beloved sources of fine cheeses. Ogden describes all the cheeses from all the cheesemakers. Through visits to the farms, talks with the cheesemakers, and descriptions of the cheeses, Ogden illustrates the expert technique and knowledge of craft that have transformed the small state into an influential contributor to the national food scene.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881507706
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/2/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

A Vermont resident for more than 25 years, Ellen Ecker Ogden is the co-founder of The Cook's Garden, an organic seed catalog. She has served on the executive board of the Vermont Fresh Network and is the author of the cookbook From the Cook's Garden. She lives in Manchester Village, VT.
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Table of Contents


About this Book     xi
Introduction     1
Cheesemaking Basics     4
How Cheese is Made: Step by Step     5
Milk Type and the Seasons     9
Types of Cheese     12
Discovering the Vermont Cheese Trail: County By County     15
Windham and Bennington Counties     17
Putney: Vermont Shepherd     20
Grafton: Grafton Village Cheese Company     23
Townshend: Peaked Mountain Farm     27
Londonderry: West River Creamery     30
Londonderry: Taylor Farm     33
Windsor County     37
Weston: Woodcock Farm     40
Healdville: Crowley Cheese     43
Plymouth Notch: Frog City Cheese     47
South Woodstock: Woodstock Water Buffalo Company     51
North Pomfret: Thistle Hill Farm     54
Hartland Four Corners: Cobb Hill     58
Rutland and Addison Counties     63
West Pawlet: Consider Bardwell Farm     66
Salisbury: Blue Ledge Farm     70
Whiting: Crawford Family Farm     73
West Cornwall: Twig Farm     76
Bridport: Dancing Cow Farm     80
Vergennes: Champlain Valley Creamery     84
New Haven: Orb Weaver Farm     87
Granville: Three Owls Sheep Dairy     91
Chittenden, Grand Isle, and Franklin Counties     95
Shelburne: Shelburne Farms     99
Milton: Willow Hill Farm     103
Alburg: Lakes End Cheeses     107
Highgate Center: Green Mountain Blue Cheese     110
East Fairfield: Does' Leap     114
Washington and Orange Counties     119
Warren Three Shepherds of the Mad River Valley     122
Randolph Center: Neighborly Farms of Vermont     125
Corinth: Blythedale Farm     128
Websterville: Vermont Butter & Cheese Company     132
Cabot: Cabot Creamery Cooperative     136
Essex and Orleans Counties     141
Greensboro: Jasper Hill Farm     143
Craftsbury Common: Bonnieview Farm     147
Westfield: Lazy Lady Farm     150
East Charleston: Hope Farm Sheep Cheese     154
Appendices     157
Building a Cheese Plate     158
Cheese Pairing Suggestions     159
How to Wrap and Store Cheese     162
Tasting Notes Worksheet     164
Cheese-Tasting Descriptions     165
Cheesemaking Classes      166
Technical Terms and Phrases     168
Index     173
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