Cave to Co-op Cheese

Alehouse Cheddar

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co
South Woodstock, Vermont

  • cows' milk with Harpoon beers
  • Rindless
  • Fragrant, nutty and hoppy
  • Perfect on a burger, in grilled cheese or grated on baked potatoes
  • Pairs well with La Ferme du Suzon Cotes du Rhone and Evolucio Furmint
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Clothbound Cheddar

Grafton VIllage 
Grafton, VT
 

  • Raw cow milk
  • Clothbound natural rind
  • Bold, nutty, mushroomy
  • Great for paring with local ripe apples or pears
  • Pairs well with Poggio Anima Uriel Grillo and Poggio Anima Belial Sangiovese

Learn more about Grafton Village Cheese Company 

 

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Willoughby

Jasper Hill Farm
Greensboro, VT 

  • Pasteurized cow milk
  • Brine washed rind
  • Succulent and buttery
  • Try with a funky saison beer or raw floral honey
  • Pairs well with Juvé y Camps sparkling Pinot Noir or Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais.

Learn more about Jasper Hill Farm

 

 

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Ascutney Mountain

Cobb Hill Farm 
Hartland Four Corners, VT 

  • Raw Jersey cow milk
  • Natural rind 
  • Firm, creamy, nutty
  • Try spreading over pizza or eggs
  • Pairs well with Prisma Sauvignon Blanc or Catena Malbec 

Learn more about Cobb Hill Farm

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Triple Cream

Champlain Valley Creamery
Middlebury, VT

  • Bloomy rind
  • Velvety, buttery texture
  • Rich, milky sweetness
  • Try crumbled over roasted asparagus
  • Pairs well with Hess Chardonnay or Light Horse Pinot Noir

Learn more about Champlain Valley Creamery

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Cheese Department

Mad River Blue

Von Trapp Farmstead
Waitsfield, VT

  • Natural rind, aged 3 months
  • Raw cows’ milk
  • Mild blue bite, complex flavor, and creamy texture
  • Won a 2015 Good Food Award, which celebrates producers who combine great flavor with environmental and social responsibility
  • Pairs well with sweet white wines with bright acidity like Kung Fu Girl Riesling and light and fruity red wines like a Gamay - try with Domaine duPeuble Beaujolais

Von Trapp Farmstead local producer profile

 

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Cheese Department

Ayerdale

Bonnieview Farm
Craftsbury, VT

  • Aged 2-3 months
  • Raw cows’ milk
  • Buttery and smooth with a slight tang
  • Grates and melts well
  • Pairs well with earthy red wines like El Coto Rioja and clean and dry white wines with lively acidity like Mionetto Prosecco

Bonnieview Farm website

 

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Butternut

Willow Hill Farm
Milton, VT

  • Alpine-style
  • Plank-aged 7-8 months
  • Made with raw cows' milk
  • Buttery with hints of hazelnuts and grass
  • Pairs well with Ranga Ranga Sauvignon Blanc and Poggio Anima 'Belial' Sangiovese

Willow Hill Farm website

 

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Boucher Blue

Green Mountain Blue Cheese
Highgate Center, VT

  • Natural rind blue cheese
  • Made with raw cows' milk
  • Firm and smooth, very creamy, mild
  • Pairs well with rich, fruit forward reds, such as Sobon Rocky Top Zinfandel, and big, fruity, subtly sweet whites, such as Frisk Prickly Pear Riesling

Green Mountain Blue Cheese website

 

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Cheese Department

Paisley Blue

Bonnieview Farm
Craftsbury Common, VT

  • Natural rind blue cheese
  • Made with raw sheep and cows' milk
  • Creamy, slightly crumbly, lots of mild bluing
  • Pairs well with rich, red fruit notes and sweet whites, such as Plungerhead Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon and Chateau Ste Michelle Select Harvest Riesling

Bonnieview Farm website

 

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Cheese Department

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