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Learn About Cheese

The Vermont Cheese Council website includes extensive of information about Vermont cheesemakers, the varieties of cheese made in Vermont, and where to buy cheese as well as a calendar of events. Plus a great map showing Vermont's cheesemakers -- visit a cheese factory on the Vermont Cheese Trail!

The Vermont Cheese Book by Ellen Ecker Ogden is your guide to discover the colorful landscape of Vermont cheese makers. Whether you are exploring the back roads by car or by bike, or simply enjoying the essence of Vermont cheese, this book will enhance your experience. This book includes information about how cheese is made, Vermont farmstead cheesemakers you can visit, and history of Vermont cheese.

New to cheese? Here are some basic cheese facts from howstuffworks.com.

Want to learn more about cheesemaking? Here's an excellent article called Cheese-Making Tools and Machinery, Part II, from the Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc., June 2009 by Paul Wood. This article, the second of two articles on cheese making, deals with cheese making in the factory and the many different types of cheese presses. Part I focused on subsistence and commercial cheese making on the farm.