Local is a focus in all our departments, but stands out especially in our cheese selection. We offer a heavenly assortment of Vermont-made cheeses, including Plymouth Artisan, Grafton Village, Neighborly Farms, VT Creamery, & many more.
We are constantly on the lookout for ways to expand our selection! We participate in the “Cave to Co-op” program, a partnership between the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, distributor Provisions International, and New England’s artisan cheesemakers. This wonderful program works to provide area co-ops with a new, regionally-made cheese each month. Check out this month’s highlighted cheese below!
If you are looking for a special cheese, or have any other questions, call us at 802-885-3363! We’re happy to help you find the cheese of your dreams!
Cave to Co-op: June
SMOKED ARTISAN GOUDA
CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT
“Cheesemaker Marjorie Urie and family live and work on their Shadagee Farmstead in Craftsbury Common. Brett and Marjorie took over the family farm in 2001 after 12 years farming with Brett’s parents. In 2009 they built a state of the art dairy facility and the way was paved for Marjorie to realize her dreams of turning their beautiful milk into beautiful cheese. And beautiful cheese it is!
The Uries love their farm and family, and make the most of both. Their milking herd intensively grazes the pastures and the whole family is involved in the day to day tasks and chores required to run the farm and support the cheese business.
Smoked Artisan Gouda is made from the raw farmstead cow milk of their herd. The cheese is firm, but not dry, and with a slight crystallization similar to traditional aged Dutch Gouda. Its slightly smoky flavor make this a very versatile cheese, great on its own and delicious in cooking. Pair it with eggs or vegetables, put it in sandwiches or melt it on a burger.”
You can read more about the Cave to Co-op program here!