An Evening with Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery
Type of Event: EDUCATION Date: May 02, 2013 Location: McGinnis Sisters Adams Twp Location
Route 228 and Adams Ridge Drive 700 Adams Shoppes, Mars, PA
McGinnis Sisters Adams Township is excited to welcome Bob Reese, co-founder of the award-winning Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery to our stores for a special class and cooking demonstration.
Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery was started by two young visionaries devoted to new and non-traditional agriculture, Allison Hooper and Bob Reese. As a college student, Allison spent a summer traveling in France. She worked on a small family farm in Brittany, earning room and board while learning how to make all of the essentials of what was to become her life passion: cheesemaking. Bob always thought he would one day take over his grandparents’ dairy farm. Unfortunately by the time he finished his degree in Agriculture, they’d sold the farm. Appropriately enough the improbable run as long term business partners began in 1984 during a dinner celebrating Vermont agricultural products. Bob was in charge of the dinner and desperately needed a locally made goat cheese for the French chef’s signature lamb dish. He reached out to Allison who was then working at a dairy lab and milking goats in Brookfield. Allison made the chčvre on the farm, Bob delivered it to the chef — the dinner was a success and Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery was born.
Today, more than 25 years later, Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery have won more than 100 national and international awards. Their butters and cheeses populate some of the most prestigious cheese boards in America. But what makes them proudest perhaps is that we have sustained a team of family farms and creamery artisans. Together they thrive making simply great cheese for discerning, appreciative eaters, home cooks and discriminating chefs alike.