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EVENT SCHEDULE

OPEN MARKET

Purchase cheese, local foods, wines, craft beers, spirits, and Cheese Festival merchandise.

WORKSHOPS

Free with festival admission.
Limited 70 seats (Doors open 10 minutes early).
First come, First served.

Location: East Hall Workshop

Youth has its bloom, but Age has its advantages. Discover the complexities of aging in cow, goat and sheep cheese. From its cheeky youth to its seasoned maturity, aging cheese requires the wisdom of experience and our panelists are at the top of their game

Free with festival admission.
Limited 70 seats (Doors open 10 minutes early).
First come, First served.

Location: East Hall Workshop

Explore the strange and pungent complexity of Vermont’s award winning sweet wines, ice wines and ciders with Vermont soft ripened, washed rind and smeared cheeses. Understand how the flavors and textures of sweet wines and ciders and funky cheeses complement and build off of each other. Join Vermont vintners and cheesemakers for th.is deliciously sweet and funky dance.

Free with festival admission.
Limited 70 seats (Doors open 10 minutes early).
First come, First served.

Location: East Hall Workshop

Investigate side by side comparisons of classic European regional cheeses with their upstart Vermont cousins. Compare and contrast French cheese, Italian aged cheese and Alpine style cheese with Vermont upstarts from Thistle Hill Farm, Parish Hill Creamery and Lazy Lady Farm.

COOKING DEMOS

Location: Cooking Tent in Outside Courtyard

Presented by Chef Sarah Langan of South End Kitchen & Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington, VT

No two foods seem so diametrically opposed and yet work so well together as cheese and chocolate. Join the amazing Chef Sarah Langan from South End Kitchen and explore ways to incorporate these two ingredients into your culinary repertoire.

Location: Cooking Tent in Outside Courtyard

Presented by Brewmaster Will Gilson and Chef Steve Sicinski of Crop Bistro & Brewery in Stowe, VT

Join Brewmaster Will Gilson and Chef Steve Sicinski of Crop Bistro & Brewery as they cook up tasty beer and cheese dishes to enjoy in every season. Sample Chef Sicinski’s cooking and Brewmaster Will Gilson’s brews that have made them the toast of Stowe, VT.

CHEESEMAKING DEMOS

Presented by Chef Courtney Contos of Chef Contos Kitchen & Store in Shelburne, VT

Learn how by-products of cheesemaking can be used for a variety of culinary delights. Learn more about whey, butter, buttermilk, and cream.

Location: Farm Barn –  a twenty minute walk through the woods, catch a wagon ride or make the short drive from the Coach Barn.

Visit the historic Farm Barn at the heart of Shelburne Farms. Observe their cheesemakers at work crafting handmade cheddar in the production room, stroll around the courtyard, and befriend the animals in the Children’s Farmyard. Cheesemaking puts the “Farm” in Shelburne Farms-learn how cheese supports our educational programs for sustainability, or simply relax in this beautiful place. We are making cheese 9:30 am to 3:30 PM on Festival Day.

 

 

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SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014 – 10AM-4PM
COACH BARN, SHELBURNE FARMS, VT

Join us in 2014 as we celebrate the 6th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival. Vermont is a world class cheese state with the highest number of cheese makers per capita: over 40 of them. You are invited to share their passion for making exceptional cheeses, taste great local foods, wines, craft beers and spirits, and meet the artisans who make them. Spend a high summer day on the shores of Lake Champlain at historic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn sampling, buying, learning and making new friends.

  • Over 40  Award Winning Cheesemakers
  • VT Artisan Food Producers
  • Local Wine, Craft Beer and Spirits Producers
  • Cheesemaker Demonstrations
  • Cooking Demonstrations featuring Vermont products and cheeses
  • Three “Meet the Cheesemakers” workshops
  • Over 200 Cheeses, Wines & Food Products to Sample & Purchase

 

TICKETS

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FESTIVAL TICKET    …………………………………..   $50

ALL TICKET SALES will be handled directly through FlynnTix. Children under 3 receive free admission, ALL TICKETS are nonrefundable once they are purchased. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling FlynnTix directly at 802-86-FLYNN (802-863-5966).

Tickets Sold 75%

 

FESTIVAL POLICIES

  • CASH SALES ONLY: At this time we are only able to accept cash on the day of the festival.
  • ATM: An ATM will be available on-site, though festival-goers are encouraged to have cash on hand.
  • PURCHASES: Cheese will be for sale at the event along with specialty food, wine, beer, cooler bags, and ice packs. Alcohol bottles purchased cannot be opened on site. Wine by the glass will be for sale.
  • ALCOHOL POLICY: Vermont law requires that all attendees show proof of age (21) to be served alcohol. All attendees will be carded in order to receive alcohol tasting tickets and glass to sample wine, beer, & spirits. All attendees of age will receive a signature Festival wine glass for tasting. Serving alcohol to guests is at the sole discretion of our wine, beer & spirits vendors.
  • NO PETS PLEASE
  • CHILDREN: Strollers are difficult to maneuver in the main festival area and are discouraged.