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.
January’s Cave to Co-op Cheese
BEATRIX BRIE BUTTONS, BLYTHEDALE FARM, CORINTH, VT
“Blythedale’s Brie Button is a diminutive 2-ounce creamy mouthful of cheese, made with the milk of Bythedale’s happy cows. It is the perfect size for one serving, a few bites perhaps at most! Delicious on its own as part of a cheese plate or perfect on a salad or paired with ripe fruit or some seasonal chutney.
For over 100 years, the old barn at Blythedale Farm has been a focal point of the village of Cookeville, Vermont. The farm protects a viable piece of Vermont’s rural character and agricultural industry by sitting at the heart of Cookeville village amidst historic buildings including the Town Offices and Academy Building. In 2004 Becky and Tom Loftus purchased the property after seeing an ad which read ‘Milk a few cows and make money making cheese. Corinth, Vermont”.
Today the 750 acre farm and much newer barn houses the 60 or so Jersey cattle in their herd. These cows supply all of the milk for Blythedale Farm’s Cheeses: Vermont Brie, Camembert Vermont, Green Mountain Gruyere, Cookeville Grana, Jersey Blue and their newest, a Brie Button with the drawing of beautiful Beatrix on the label. All the cows who live at Blythedale Farm have a good home. They are cared for with love and respect and live in a clean, comfortable stable, with year round outdoor access. Their stress-free lives create a milk with delicious flavor.
All of Blythedale Farm’s Cheeses are free from added animal enzymes and are made with a microbial rennet. Beatrix Brie Buttons are made with slow pasteurized, Jersey cow milk aged two weeks and have a delicious, edible, bloomy rind.”
You can read more about the Cave to Co-op program here!
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!