WORKSHOPS & DEMOS 2018-04-19T20:10:33+00:00


VIP ticket holders receive first choice of one seat at any one workshop or demo. All remaining seats are first come, first serve.
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Please arrive 10 minutes prior to start time.


11:30AM – 12:30 PM
No cheesemaker in Vermont starts out as a cheesemaker.  It can be a circuitous path to becoming a curd-nerd.  Join three Vermont cheesemakers as they discuss their path to cheese, their daily lives as cheesemakers, and how their choices have informed their cheesemaking.  Along with stories, taste their cheeses, and sip a Vermont artisan crafted beverage.  Two sessions with different Vermont cheesemakers.

1:30- 2:30 PM
Farmstead & Artisan Cheese Talks are rare opportunites to hear stories from Vermont cheesemakers who work with their families, their animals, and their land to produce some of Vermont’s most iconic cheeses.  Join three Vermont cheesemakers as they tell their story and discuss their cheese.  These cheeses will be paired with an Vermont artisan made beverage.


10AM – 3:30PM
Visit the historic Farm Barn at the heart of Shelburne Farms, and observe their cheesemakers at work crafting handmade cheddar in the production room, and visit the animals in the Children’s Farmyard. To get to the Farm Barn, take a twenty minute walk through the woods, catch a wagon ride, or make the short drive form the Coach Barn.


11:00AM – 12:00PM
Join cookbook author and Vermont native, Jessica Battilana as she explores a summer favorite perfect for any seasonal culinary repetoire: Corn.   She will demonstrate several recipes from her Short Stacks Edition on Corn as well as explore techniques from her upcoming cookbook.

Jessica Battilana is a freelance food writer and recipe developer based in San Francisco. Her first solo cookbook, Repertoire, will be published by Little, Brown in Spring 2017, and she writes a bimonthly home cooking column by the same name for The San Francisco Chronicle.

Jessica has coauthored five cookbooks, including Vietnamese Home Food (Ten Speed Press, 2012), with Charles Phan, chef/owner of the Slanted Door, which won a 2013 IACP award in the Chef and Restaurant category; Tartine Book 3 (Chronicle, 2013), with Tartine Bakery’s Chad Robertson, and Home Cooked (Ten Speed Press, 2016), with Anya Fernald. She is also the author of Short Stack Editions Volume 10: Corn.

Her writing and recipes have been featured in Sunset magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Rachael Ray Every Day and many other publications and was included in the Best Food Writing Anthology (twice!). She lives with her wife and two young sons in San Francisco, and potatoes are her desert island food.

1:00 – 2:00PM
Join Amy Traverso, food editor and co-host of the new documentary style public television series Weekends with Yankee as she works to brighten your summer culinary repertoire with Allison Hooper, founder and cheesemaker at Vermont Creamery.  Amy and Allison will be demonstrating the Galette, a perfect summer dish as it is paired with summer vegetables, fruits and cheeses.  Weekends with Yankee is featuring this recipe and Allison on an upcoming episode

2:30- 3:30
Join New England Culinary Institute chefs from NECI on Main for their take on summer classics utilizing fresh Vermont ingredients and delicious Vermont cheeses.