Ploughgate Creamery

Fayston, Vermont

Marisa Mauro, owner of Ploughgate Creamery may be young, but she's got an old Vermonter's soul. She has been in the dairy farming world since she was just a teenager; before teaching herself to make butter Marisa was a cheesemaker for many years. Ploughgate Creamery is located at the historic Bragg Farm, a beautiful parcel of hilltop farmland in Vermont's Mad River Valley. It has been a farm since 1909, and the original barn is intact – complete with wooden milking stanchions and a glorious loose hayloft where horses used to pull wagonloads of hay up a ramp. It’s a Vermonter’s wildest agrarian dream.

Marisa won the right to purchase the farm from the Vermont Land Trust in 2013. The Land Trust is an organization that buys farmland in order to keep it from being . . . Show More >

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