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Jun 7, 2010 07:39 AM

Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival, July 25!

I just posted a quick list of hints for the Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival on the Northern NE Board; 4 hours from Boston, and SOOOO worth it!

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  1. Thank you! You'll have at least two friends there!!!

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    1. re: yumyum

      I grew up right down the street from where the festival is held. You can get up there in 3.5 or less if you don't hit traffic on the way out of town. If anyone needs other recommendations for dinner/places to stay up there- let me know.
      PS I will definitely be heading home that weekend!

      1. re: MParente

        Aw yeah, but you know where the speed traps are! Actually, after blowing past a state trooper at about 80, I started wondering who they actually DO stop up there...

        Any good places to eat around Shelburne Farms? I remember driving home and finding nothing on the way lasy year (we were kind of jonesing for something other than cheese by then...)

        1. re: galleygirl

          Right before exit 6 in VT going North on 89 = guaranteed speed trap :-)

          There are some awesome places to eat that are on the way back to Boston. If you want something before leaving town you can go to The Bearded Frog (about a mile from Shelburne Farms) which is excellent and upscale. You can also grab an AWESOME sandwich at Harrington Ham's which is almost right across the street. If you get back on the highway and go a few exits you'll get to The Kitchen table in Richmond (exit 12). I think its some of the best food coming out of VT right now.

          When I'm home I'll be hitting up Bove's in Burlington and Al's French Fries in South Burlington. They are VT staples that have been around since before I was born (so at least 30 years) that still pump out amazing, inexpensive food. Al's was actually a James Beard winner this year for some category.... American classics or something? Let me know if you want any other recommendations!

          1. re: MParente

            Love the rec for the Kitchen Table...Need downscale stuff, because we'll have spent all our money on cheese ... ;)

    2. A cool thing that Boston people might want to know....

      I was in Formaggio Kitchen (in Cambridge) the other day and they were handing out fliers about the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival. Apparently, they are hosting a field trip up to the festival. The field trip tickets include transportation (which includes a cheese seminar while on the bus), tickets to the festival, breakfast, and a private BBQ at Shelburne Farms after the event. Seems like a cool deal! (especially the not driving part!)

      There is more info about it on their website:

      Formaggio Kitchen
      244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138