Grafton Village Cheese

Grafton, Vermont

Grafton Village Cheese was originally started in 1892 as a cheese making cooperative in rural Vermont. Such cooperatives were very common at the time. In the era before refrigeration, farmers needed to pool their resources to turn a surplus of fresh, highly perishable milk into cheese, butter, and other shelf stable products. In 1912, a fire destroyed the original factory. In the mid-1960’s, the Windham Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting Vermont’s rural communities, restored the company, bringing cheese making back to Grafton Village.

The Windham Foundation’s mission is ‘to promote the vitality of Grafton and Vermont’s rural communities through its philanthropic and educational programs and its subsidiaries whose operations contribute to these ende. . . Show More >

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