Love cheese and traveling? The Cheesemakers Festival in Shelburne, Vermont is where you must heading. It is one of the most anticipated events in Vermont.
Vermont is known as a cheese state with more than 40 world-class cheesemakers in the state. A town in southwestern Chittenden County, Shelburne is where the annual Cheesemakers Festival is held in July. Shelburne might be a small town but is has numerous attractions you can visit before or after the Cheesemakers Festival. Its attractions include the Shelburne Orchards, Shelburne Vineyard, Bread And Butter Farm, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne Farmer's Market, Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Shelburne Farms, and Shelburne Museum. The town of more than 7,000 inhabitants is 7 miles from Burlington, the largest city in Vermont.
The annual one-day Cheesemakers Festival was established seven years ago, and has since drawn in thousands of cheese lovers from all over the country. The event features 40 cheesemakers, more than 60 food makers, and 22 breweries, distilleries and vineyards. You can participate in the festival’s workshops which include Honey on the Cheese Plate, Blue Note and Cheese Chicks. If you want to learn more about cheesemaking, you can walk to Shelburne Farms where you can observe cheesemakers crafting handmade cheddar, and visit the animals in the Children’s Farmyard. If you want to learn how to cook with cheese as one of your main ingredients, watch the cooking demos which include the Cabot Creamery Cookbook, Yankee Magazine Cooks with Cheese, and Cooking with New England Farm Girl. At the end of the day, don’t forget to buy all the cheese you can carry!
The annual Cheemakers Festival tickets get sold out quickly, so you must consult your travel agent and buy your tickets as soon as possible. See you there!