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Grafton Cheese Goes Artisnal

If you haven’t guessed, we are big fan of cheese and one of the first cheese makers we visited in person was Grafton Village Cheese. They had traditionally produced aged cheddar cheese and their distribution had been constantly improving. It used to be that we could only find them when we went back home to [...]
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Gougeres

YUMMMM….Cheesy, puffy, goodness! That basically sums up gougeres. The recipe makes at least 4 dozen cheese puffs, so it’s a good, simple recipe for a cocktail party or dinner party appetizer. And people will certainly be impressed! We don’t have a pastry bag, but cutting off the corner of a zip-lock bag and squeezing the [...]
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Spanish Lentil Salad with Vadeon Cheese

Lentils are a great bean to work with. They cook up in about 30 minutes, you don’t need to pre-soak them and they are packed with flavor. You have to keep an eye on them while they are cooking though. If you over cook them, they turn into mush. Green French lentils hold up a [...]
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Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods, along with grilled cheese. While you may think of it as more of a winter dish, just because it’s 90 degrees out doesn’t mean you can’t make it…as long as you don’t mind turning on the oven. For the bread crumbs, we just sprinkled some [...]
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Eggplant Parmesan

This is a quick and easy recipe for eggplant Parmesan “light.” It’s light because it’s not coated in breadcrumbs and fried, not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s quick and easy because all you have to do is stack the ingredients and pop it in the oven. We topped ours with a little homemade [...]
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Grafton Village Cheddar

Grafton Village Cheese Shop 33 Townshend Road Grafton, VT 05146 800-472-3866 Daniel’s House CafĂ© 92 Main St Grafton, VT 05146 800-843-1801 Part of: Vermont 08 – Cheese & Tasty Things Tour Our visit a couple of years ago to Grafton Village Cheese Company is what really planted the seed in our minds for our ’08 [...]
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Frog City Cheese…We Almost Knew You

Frog City Cheese 106 Messer Hill Road Plymouth Notch, VT 05056 802-672-3650 Part of: Vermont 08 – Cheese & Tasty Things Tour The are too many good cheese places to visit in Vermont. We tried to make it to as many as possible and unfortunately some of the ones we made it to closed before [...]
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Water Buffalo Mozzarella

Bufala di Vermont 2749 Church Hill Road S. Woodstock, VT 05071 802-457-4540 Part of: Vermont 08 – Cheese & Tasty Things Tour Mozzarella is a soft cheese that is best fresh. I got water buffalo mozzarella before from Vace that was flown in from Italy. It was very tasty and creamy but it lacked the [...]
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Crowley Cheese, an American Original

Crowley Cheese 14 Crowley Lane Healdville, VT 05758 Phone: (802)259-2340 Part of: Vermont 08 – Cheese & Tasty Things Tour I met one of the most amazing cheese makers on our tour…and I totally forgot to ask his name. This is what separates us bloggers from real reporters. Every now and then we miss some [...]
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Ham & Cheese Crepes

The final post in my Crepe Trilogy is on savory crepes. Savory crepes make for an awesome sandwich. This recipe calls for cooking the crepes in the oven, which gets the outside of the crepes nice and crispy. With the melty cheese and salty ham, it is an irresistible treat. The best part is that [...]
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