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The Art of Farmstead Goat Cheese at Blue Ledge Farm

The Art of Farmstead Goat Cheese at Blue Ledge Farm

When Hannah Sessions and her husband Greg Bernhardt saw the blue rock ledge that stretched across the property of their future Salisbury, Vermont, farm, they knew they had found a home for their plans to make farmstead goat cheese.

At Meadow Creek Dairy, Diversity Isn't Just a Buzzword

At Meadow Creek Dairy, Diversity Isn't Just a Buzzword

If you haven't tried the Feete family's grass fed cheeses, it's time you did.

The New Owner of Hidden Springs Creamery Has Big Plans for Sheep's Milk Cheese

The New Owner of Hidden Springs Creamery Has Big Plans for Sheep's Milk Cheese

Lifelong farmer Amy Forgues has always wanted to make farmstead cheese with her own milk. Now she's running one of the country's best sheep's milk creameries.

Grey Barn & Farm Brings Farmstead Cheese to Martha's Vineyard

Grey Barn & Farm Brings Farmstead Cheese to Martha's Vineyard

"You have this intense seasonality," farm owner Eric Glasgow explains. "There's a lot of people here for a brief window. Our focus was, 'what can we do to preserve the bounty of the farm to make it available to seasonal visitors?' Cheese was the obvious answer to that."

Woodcock Farm: A Vermont Cheesemaker Looking to Pass the Torch

Woodcock Farm: A Vermont Cheesemaker Looking to Pass the Torch

Mark and Gari Fischer, the owners of Woodcock Farm in Weston, Vermont, have embodied the spirit of artisan cheesemaking for 23 years. Now they want to pass the torch to the next generation of cheesemakers.

It Takes a Family to Make Great Goat Cheese at Boston Post Dairy

It Takes a Family to Make Great Goat Cheese at Boston Post Dairy

Boston Post Dairy is one of our favorite creameries in Vermont; a true family affair with a reputation for delicious firm and bloomy rind goat's milk cheese.

Barn First Creamery: Maverick Makers of Farmstead Goat Cheese

Barn First Creamery: Maverick Makers of Farmstead Goat Cheese

Most cheesemakers wind up bringing work home one way or another, but few do so as literally as Rebecca Velazquez, the co-owner of Barn First Creamery with her husband Merlin Backus.

Calkins Creamery Will Make You Brie-lieve in Small Dairy Farming

Calkins Creamery Will Make You Brie-lieve in Small Dairy Farming

When the writer Ella Winter coined the phrase, "you can't go home again," she must not have been talking about farm kids.

Lively Run Dairy: A Sustainable Future for Goat Cheese, With a Rising Star

Lively Run Dairy: A Sustainable Future for Goat Cheese, With a Rising Star

Three medals from the American Cheese Society would be a feather in the cap of any cheesemaker. In Pete Messner's case, it's an affirmation of what we at Saxelby Cheesemongers have known for years—that he's a rapidly rising figure in the American cheese revolution!

Spring Brook Farm: Raising a New Generation of Cheese Lovers With Raclette

Spring Brook Farm: Raising a New Generation of Cheese Lovers With Raclette

Located in Reading, Vermont, Spring Brook Farm has been making delicious raw milk Alpine style cheeses since 2008. That cheese is a natural extension of their primary mission: a self-sustaining non-profit outdoor agrarian classroom for schoolchildren from urban backgrounds.

Ploughgate Creamery's Cultured Butter Starts a New Chapter

Ploughgate Creamery's Cultured Butter Starts a New Chapter

A young, intrepid cheesemaker named Marisa Mauro churns some of the country's best butter. Here's what comes next.

Sustainable Cheese—and Cheesemaking—on the von Trapp Farmstead

Sustainable Cheese—and Cheesemaking—on the von Trapp Farmstead

Sebastian von Trapp is the third generation to tend the land on this Vermont farmstead, and the first to turn to cheesemaking as a way to preserve a family legacy.

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