The Vermont Cheese Council is currently navigating a transition back to our “normal” operations and events.  Because of the complex planning and considerations involved in it, we will not be holding the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival in 2022. We know this may come as a disappointment to many of you, and we share in that disappointment.  Our hope is to alternatively offer an opportunity to showcase Vermont cheesemakers/cheese in a smaller industry/wholesale cheese buyer-focused event, to be held the weekend of August 13-14, 2022.

  • If you are a cheese industry professional (cheesemonger, distributor, retail owner/staff member, grocery buyer/cheese seller, chef/restaurateur) – please take our survey to help the Vermont Cheese Council understand what aspects of our industry event might interest you (farm tours, educational sessions, etc.). You can also join our mailing list or follow us on social media (Instagram or Facebook) to receive updates, announcements, and registration for this event.
  • If you are a cheese lover craving ways to visit and interact with the Vermont cheese world – we encourage you to check out the Vermont Cheese Trail and The Hunt, our event and curated insider’s guide to exploring Vermont’s outdoor environment, arts, history, and cheeses – called by Lonely Planet one of its top free things to do in Vermont!

Please reach out to info@vtcheese.com for more information/with questions.

Stay tuned for future info!!

Cheese • Wine • Beer • Cider • Spirits • Food • Tastings
Cooking Demos • Interesting Workshops

Vermont is the premium artisanal cheese state with the highest number of cheesemakers per capita: over 40 of them! We invite you to experience our passion for making fine cheeses, taste local and fresh foods and wines, and meet the artisans who make them. Spend a high summer day along the shores of Lake Champlain at the historic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn sampling, buying, learning, and networking. Come and celebrate the season.


BEST of FEST 2018


Yankee Magazine
Vermont Creamery
Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets
Must Be The Milk
Shelburne Farms
Provisions International, Ltd.
Josh Cellars
Cellars at Jasper Hill
City Market Onion River Co-op
Cabot Cheese Co-op
Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey
Grafton Village Cheese
The Inn at Round Barn Farm