LOGIN | CREATE AN ACCOUNT
Contact Us | My Account | Order Tracking | My Favorites | View Cart/Checkout
Free Standard Shipping with $125 minimum purchase*
 
Cheese Meats & Seafood Oil & Vinegar Chocolate & Desserts Fruits & Veggies Coffee & Beverages Breads & Snacks Beans, Pasta & Grains Sauces & Condiments Spices & Sweeteners Organic & Dietary Prepared Meals Regional Cuisine Gift Boxes & Baskets Monthly Clubs Gift Cards
Buy Vermont Cheese Online. Cabot! Grafton!
Best Sellers
What's Hot
What's New
On Sale Now
Shop by Brand

Cheese
Chocolates & Desserts
Coffee & Beverages
For The Chef
Fruits & Vegetables
Gourmet Assortments
Home & Bath
Meats & Seafood
Oil & Vinegar
Organic & Dietary
Pantry Items
Prepared Meals

Gift Boxes & Baskets
Ship to Europe
Custom Baskets
Cheese Gifts
Wine Gifts
Monthly Clubs
Gift Certificates
Corporate Gifts
Wholesale
follow igourmet on facebook follow igourmet on twitter follow igourmet on Pinterest
News & Exclusive Sales
About igourmet.com
Shipping Information
Privacy Policy
Cancellations/Returns
FAQs
Fork and the Cork
Events and Tastings
Contact Us
Product List
Ambassador
Order Status
Catalog Request
Recipe Forum
Encyclopedia of Cheese
Press Room
Awards
Gourmet Links
Aged Cheese
Almond Oil
Anchovies
Arborio Rice
Artisan Cheese
Asiago Cheese
Avocado Oil
Bacon
Baking Chocolate
Balsamic Vinegar
Barbecue Sauce
Barbeque Sauce
Bloody Mary Mix
Bleu Cheese
Blue Cheese
Brie Cheese
British Cheese
Burrata Cheese
Butter
Cabot Cheese
California Cheese
Camembert
Caramels
Caviar
Cerignola Olives
Cheddar Cheese
Cheese
Cheese Accompaniments
Cheese Assortments
Cheese Boards
Cheese Encyclopedia
Cheese Fondue
Cheese Knife
Cheese Slicer
Cheesecake
Chevre
Chocolate Fondue
Chocolate Gifts
Chocolate Truffles
Chorizo
Christmas Pudding
Chutney
Clotted Cream
Costa Rica Coffee
Crab Cakes
Creme Fraiche
Cured Meat
Dark Chocolate
Douwe Egberts
Dried Mushrooms
Dulce de Leche
Dutch Cheese
Edam
English Cheese
Epoisses
Escargot
Espresso Coffee
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fair Trade Coffee
Farmers Cheese
Farro
Feta Cheese
Flavored Coffee
Fleur de Sel
Foie Gras
Fontina
French Butter
French Cheese
French Olive Oil
Game Meat
German Cheese
Gjetost Cheese
Gnocchi
Goat Butter
Goat Cheese
Gorgonzola
Gouda Cheese
Gourmet Chocolate
Gourmet Coffee
Gourmet Food
Gourmet Gift Baskets
Gourmet Rice
Grana Padano
Grapeseed Oil
Grass Fed Beef
Greek Cheese
Greek Olive Oil
Ground Coffee
Gruyere Cheese
Guanciale
Halloumi Cheese
Ham
Harissa
Havarti Cheese
Hazelnut Oil
Herbal Tea
Herring
Honey
Hot Cocoa Mix
Hot Sauce
Imported Cheese
Irish Cheese
Italian Cheese
Italian Coffee
Italian Meats
Italian Olive Oil
Italian Pasta
Jamaican Coffee
Jarlsberg Cheese
Jerky
Jolokia Hot Sauce
Kashkaval
Kenya Coffee
Kobe Beef
Kona Coffee
Kosher Cheese
Kosher Food
Lavender Honey
Lavender Soap
Limburger Cheese
Lobster Meals
Manchego Cheese
Maple Syrup
Marzipan
Mascarpone
Matcha Tea
Maytag Blue Cheese
Meats
Mozzarella Cheese
Mustard
Olive Oil
Olive Oil Soap
Olives
Organic Beef
Organic Cheese
Organic Coffee
Organic Dried Fruit
Organic Food
Organic Meat
Organic Nuts
Organic Tea
Panettone
Parmesan
Parmigiano Reggiano
Pasta Sauce
Pate
Pecorino
Pine Nuts
Prosciutto
Provolone
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Quinoa
Raclette
Ricotta
Risotto
Roquefort Cheese
Salami
Salsa
Sardines
Sausage
Scorpion Hot Sauce
Sea Salt
Serrano Ham
Sesame Seed Oil
Sharp Cheese
Sherry Vinegar
Shortbread
Smoked Cheese
Smoked Fish
Smoked Ham
Smoked Salmon
Sopressata
Spanish Cheese
Spanish Olive Oil
Steak
Steak Sauce
Stilton
Stinky Cheese
Swiss Cheese
Tazo Tea
Tomato Jam
Truffle Oil
Truffles
Tuna
Tupelo Honey
Turkey
Unique Gift Baskets
Vermont Cheese
Walnut Oil
Washed Rind Cheese
Whole Bean Coffee
Wine and Cheese
Wisconsin Cheese
American Food
Argentinian Food
Australian Food
British Food
Canadian Food
Dutch Food
English Food
French Food
German Food
Greek Food
Irish Food
Israeli Food
Italian Food
Mexican Food
Middle Eastern Food
Portuguese Food
Polish Food
Scottish Food
Spanish Food
Swedish Food

BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site - igourmet.com Reviews at Bizrate

Vermont Cheese

VERMONT CHEESE   


ABOUT VERMONT CHEESE

Shop, Find Recipes, Read About the History of Vermont Cheese

Buy Vermont Cheese online from igourmet.com! Please visit our online store and go shopping at the number one imported food delivery service in the USA. Vermont Cheese began to gain fame two hundred years ago, at a time when Vermont was filled with hundreds of small farms making their own butter and cheese. By the mid 1800s Vermont Cheese co-ops were formed, which were centrally located factories where farms brought their milk. These Vermont Cheese co-ops transformed farmstead businesses into larger commercial enterprises. Mainly butter and cheddar cheese were produced at these co-ops. Yet by the turn of the 20th century, industrialization and the growth of mass production cheese factories ended the artisan tradition of Vermont Cheese making. Crowley Cheese, established in 1824, Grafton Cheese Company, established in 1892 and Cabot Creamery, established in 1893 were the only original Vermont cheesemakers that survived.

Yet in the past few decades, the gourmet artisan tradition of Vermont Cheese making has been revived by many small dairy farms. Vermont dairy farmers have returned to cheesemaking due to many factors, such as weather, rising fuel costs and declining liquid milk prices. These new artisans are producing not only handcrafted Vermont Cheddar Cheese but many other varieties such a chevres, goudas and blue cheeses. Many of these Vermont Cheese producers have opened for tours and tastings, creating The Vermont Cheese Trail, which is a circuit of mostly small Vermont Cheese producers. These dairy farms also capitalize on the local scenery, inns and fall foliage to create seasonal vacation destinations.

Vermont Cheese Terroir
The Green Mountains and their surrounding areas offer lush pastures that provide the ideal diet for milk producing cows, sheep and goats of the region. Vermont Cheese is often made in the artisan tradition of handmade production in small batches using traditional methods of the cheesemaker, while avoiding the mechanization process and much as possible. Many Vermont Cheeses are also Farmstead Cheeses, which are cheeses made from the milk of the farms' own cows, sheep or goats. Local Vermont cheesemakers compare their traditional cheesemaking methods to that of winemaking, where the weather, season and the diets of the animals all contribute to the creation of a unique vintage cheese.

The Vermont Cheese Council was established in 1997 to support its cheese making members who produce and market premier cheese in Vermont. Membership has grown from 10 to over 40 members who produce many award-winning artisan and farmhouse cheeses. The Vermont Cheese Council presents the Annual Vermont Cheesemakersí Festival which showcases Vermontís cheese and culinary products, as Vermont has proudly evolved into the state with the highest number of cheesemakers per capita in the country. Established in 2004, The Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese at the University of Vermont is the USís only comprehensive center dedicated to the support of artisan cheese makers through research, and professional and public education in order to enhance and strengthen artisan cheese making in Vermont and throughout the country, while encouraging small farm culture and sustainability.

Types of Vermont Cheese

Cabot Cheddar: Cabot Cheddar is available in many varieties, distinguished by sharpness (due to age) and added flavors like Chipotle Peppers and Buffalo Sauce. A bit drier than English Cheddars, Cabot's award-winning Cheddars are aged slowly and naturally in Cabot's cellars to create a full-bodied rich and subtle flavor.

Grafton Reserve Cheddar: Grafton Cheese Company's signature cheddar is aged for a full two years to create a mellow tartness and sharpness. This firm cheese has an intense and complex flavor with a smooth creaminess.

Shelburne Farms Aged Vermont Cheddar: Made from the milk of pure-bred Brown Swiss cows raised on the dairy's own farm, Shelburne Farms ages their cheddar for a full two years. This Aged Vermont Cheddar has hints of maple and apple and is both sharp and sweet.

Classic Chevre by Vermont Butter & Cheese Company: Perfect on its own or as an ingredient in other dishes, Classic Chevre by Vermont Butter & Cheese Company is a mild, fresh goats milk cheese. You cannot go wrong with this simple and versatile cheese.

Bayley Hazen by Jasper Hill: This natural rinded Vermont Blue Cheese is made from whole raw milk and aged between four and six months. Drier and crumblier than most blue cheeses, Bayley Hazen is sweet, nutty and grassy with a distinct licorice flavor.

Crowley: Crowley's history dates back to 1824 and is still made in a small factory built in 1882. Crowley's entire production process is human powered, with no mass-production machinery utilized at all. Only a few hundred pounds of Crowley Cheese is made every day and the process is exactly the same as when the factory was first established. Perhaps similar to a fine cheddar, Crowley Cheese is not a cheddar but a true "American Original".

When searching for gourmet cheese online, look no further than igourmet.com. We cater to Cheeseheads!

Start Shopping
Simply visit our online store and GO SHOPPING

Traditional Vermont Cheese Recipes
igourmet.com lists thousands of recipe examples online, many of which include cheeses from Vermont as an ingredient. Some examples are Beer Cheese Soup, Cheddar Cheese Fondue and numerous recipes for Entrees and Appetizers. To browse our Recipe Forum, click HERE.

Vermont Cheese Information
igourmet.com sells over 20 different cheeses from Vermont. Each is accompanied by a long story about its history and manufacture. To view a complete listing of all products available at the igourmet online store, please click HERE.

 

 

Copyright © 1997 - 2014 igourmet.com. All Rights Reserved.