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VT Cheese Trail

invinotheresverde Jul 7, 2011 01:08 PM

Leaving for Burlington on Saturday. I believe we're taking 91 there and 7 home. Any favorites along the way? Thanks in advance.

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    magiesmom Aug 12, 2011 03:46 PM

    Any smaller artisinal cheesemaking sites to recommend?

    1. trufflehound Jul 9, 2011 07:06 AM

      FWIW route 100 is much more scenic than 7. Not the largest selection but the country store in Weston has a nice selection and is a fun place to visit

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        madisoneats Jul 8, 2011 07:09 AM

        For a great experience *off the beaten path* try Sugarbush Farms. http://www.sugarbushfarm.com/
        Small but wonderful, no "canned" tour, just some local people with great products. We live up here and this is our favorite.

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          invinotheresverde Jul 8, 2011 07:46 AM

          Appreciate that!

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            DaisyM Jul 8, 2011 08:01 AM

            Stop at Grafton for amazing cheddar. A few of their cows are outside the "factor" and they are beyond adorable. Inside they have samples of their cheddar. We give it as gifts for the holidays.

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          meeps2002 Jul 8, 2011 05:16 AM

          It might be slightly off of Route 7 - but not to crazy a detour... I really like poking into Kennedy Brothers


          They have a bit of everything

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            invinotheresverde Jul 8, 2011 07:05 AM

            Looks great. Thanks.

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              bm_vt Jul 8, 2011 08:24 AM

              Kennedy Brothers is now closed so you can cross that off your list.

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                invinotheresverde Jul 8, 2011 09:34 AM

                Duly noted. :(

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                  meeps2002 Jul 8, 2011 11:17 AM

                  My mistake - I lived 7 years in VT, though not the past 5, so I was assuming it was still open.

                  If you are in Burlington, one place I know worth trying is Cheese Traders right on Williston Road. It's less "tasting room" and more to purchase cheese. It's unique in that you can buy (for much less) randomly unshaped hunks of cheese from all over VT.

                  Also a wine store in the basement


                  Cheese Traders
                  1186 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

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                    invinotheresverde Jul 8, 2011 01:09 PM

                    Great tip!

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                      invinotheresverde Jul 17, 2011 12:45 PM

                      Went to Cheese Traders (three times, but that's a whole other story) and loved it. We bought 11 different cheeses and some dessert wine and had a hell of a picnic. Thanks so much for letting us know about this gem!

                      Cheese Traders
                      1186 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

                      1. re: invinotheresverde
                        meeps2002 Jul 17, 2011 04:07 PM

                        So happy you made it...just amazing store and nice find within the burlington area!

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