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Explore cheese: Open Farm Week 2018

We can't talk about Vermont farms without talking about cheesemaking. Cheese is a pretty magical thing. It's amazing how with just a few ingredients and a little time, we get an incredibly diverse array of cheese. Vermont's award-winning cheese is some of the best in the world.  And during Open Farm week, you'll learn how to make cheese, sample some of Vermont's finest and go behind the scenes and watch cheesemakers in action.


 

Monday, August 13th, 2018

 

Bread & Butter Farm, Shelburne

Mozzarella Making 101

6:00pm |Join Bread & Butter Farm for the second round of Mozzarella Making during Vermont Open Farm Week! This class is anything but cheesy. No, really, this class is the "whey" to go! All jokes aside, if you're looking to up your cheese game--look no further! During the class, participants will be guided through a recipe for making traditional mozzarella cheese. Mozzarella is a "quick" cheese, meaning participants will get to enjoy tasty samples at the end of the evening! Zero previous experience or knowledge required. This class will take place at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne and will be led by Phoebe Tucker, an educator, artist, and enjoyer of all things dairy. If you are interested in driving others to this workshop or are looking for a ride, please call or e-mail Elena Palermo at (802) 861-9757 [email protected]

Must register in advance at through City Market.

North Meadow Farm, Manchester Center

Cheese and Farm Tour

10:00am - 5:00pm |Stop in between 10am and 5pm to tour the farm and cheese make room and see where cheese making starts and ends. $10 minimum suggested donation.

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., South Woodstock

Samples and Cheese Making Demo

10:00am - 1:00pm | Visit the Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. farm and enjoy cheese samples while watching the cheesemakers. Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. has been making cheese since 2011. The farm has a mixed herd of registered Holsteins, Jerseys, Ayrshires, and Brown Swiss.   

Champlain Orchards, Shoreham

Tasting & Scavenger Hunt Kickoff

All Day | A Scavenger Hunt in the pick your-own-rows kicks off on Monday and runs until everything has been found! Fabulous prizes! While you’re there, enjoy a Hard Cider & Vermont Cheese pairing flight - $10 for 5 ciders paired with 5 kinds of cheese - available every day during OFW.


 

Tuesday, August 14th

 

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., South Woodstock

Samples and Cheese Making Demo

10:00am - 1:00pm | Visit the Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. farm and enjoy cheese samples while watching the cheesemakers. Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. has been making cheese since 2011. The farm has a mixed herd of registered Holsteins, Jerseys, Ayrshires, and Brown Swiss.   


 

Wednesday, August 15th

 

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro

Cheesemaking in the Farm Kitchen

4:00pm - 6:00pm | Learn how to make butter, ricotta and mozzarella. Stop in for a hands-on cheesemaking class using Rebop's own raw cow milk. Designed to be useful for adventurous home cooks and folks that want to play with milk science! 

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., South Woodstock

Samples and Cheese Making Demo

10:00am - 1:00pm | Visit the Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. farm and enjoy cheese samples while watching the cheesemakers. Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. has been making cheese since 2011. The farm has a mixed herd of registered Holsteins, Jerseys, Ayrshires, and Brown Swiss.

Cobb Hill Cohousing and Cedar Mountain Farm, Hartland

Samples and Tour

4:00pm - 7:00pm |  Open house + open farm at Cobb Hill Cohousing and Cedar Mountain Farm.  Located on-site, Cobb Hill Cheese produces award-winning cheddar, gouda, and alpine-style farmstead cheese from the 60 Jersey cows of Cedar Mountain Farm.  Stop on by to say hi, have a tour of an eco-village, see how they grow shiitake mushrooms, pet an Icelandic lamb or Jersey calf, see the Fjord draft horses, check for eggs in the chicken coop, and taste the cheese and maple syrup.  Taco's Tacos from nearby New Hampshire will be on-site with a food truck and delicious tacos for purchase featuring Cedar Mountain Farm beef and veggies.  


 

Thursday, August 16th

 

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., South Woodstock

Samples and Cheese Making Demo

10:00am - 1:00pm | Visit the Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. farm and enjoy cheese samples while watching the cheesemakers. Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. has been making cheese since 2011. The farm has a mixed herd of registered Holsteins, Jerseys, Ayrshires, and Brown Swiss.


 

Friday, August 17th

 

Blue Ledge Farm & Fairy Tale Farm, Salisbury & Bridport

Tour Blue Ledge Farm with City Market

10:00am - 3:30pm| Join the folks at City Market for another summer farm tour during Vermont Open Farm Week! You will visit Blue Ledge Farm in Salisbury where you'll meet their goats and do some cheese tasting. Then, you'll head over to Fairy Tale Farm where you get to see their sheep, try some more cheese, and enjoy some delicious gelato from the farm! Light snacks will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch (there will be a cooler). Participants should meet at the downtown City Market at 9:45 am, where you'll take a van and travel as a group to each farm. This tour is a great opportunity to experience some great local products, enjoy the Vermont scenery, and appreciate our hard-working farmers. Participants should arrive early, the group will be leaving City Market promptly at 10:00am. 

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., South Woodstock

Samples and Cheese Making Demo

10:00am - 1:00pm | Visit the Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. farm and enjoy cheese samples while watching the cheesemakers. Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. has been making cheese since 2011. The farm has a mixed herd of registered Holsteins, Jerseys, Ayrshires, and Brown Swiss.

 


 

Saturday, August 18th

 

Crossmolina Farm, Corinth

Blythedale Farm Comes to Crossmolina Farm

6:00pm| Artisanal Cheese comes to Pizza Night! Our family down the road makes some of the best cheese in Vermont - Let's put it on Pizza! Cheese tasting, special products for sale AND special pizza options! No Registration Required.

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