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Scholten Family Farm

Weybridge, Vermont

Patty and Roger Scholten purchased their farm just outside of Middlebury, Vermont in 1995. In 2007, they sold the herd of cows that had come with the farm and replaced it with a herd of organic Dutch Belted dairy cows. In 2008, the couple decided to make the move to producing farmstead cheese in order to add value to their milk. They constructed a small cheesemaking plant on their farm, and Patty began to make fresh and mold-ripened cows' milk cheeses from the milk of their herd.

Soon after getting into making cheese, the Scholtens partnered with the Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm to ripen Weybridge, a small disc of lactic mold-ripened cows' milk cheese. Every week, Patty or Roger makes the drive up to the Cellars with a fresh batch of cheese. In doing so, they are not only able to control the quality of their product in transit, they can also participate in tastings of previous batches of cheese that are aging in order to tweak their cheese make process and keep an eye on flavor development and overall quality. Patty and Roger's five children also help out on the farm, making it a truly family affair.

Dairy barn and two grain silos at Scholten Family Farm

Cheeses From This Farm

  • Weybridge
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Photo Credits: Anne Saxelby