Grafton Village Cheese Company

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Retail Store in Brattleboro

Grafton Village Cheese Company is a cheesemaker in the town of Grafton in the U.S. state of Vermont. The company produces hand-crafted aged cheddar cheese.

History[edit]

The company is the successor to the 1892 Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company, which was founded to handle surplus local milk.[1] The original company went out of business due to a fire.[1] It was restored in the mid-1960s with help from the Windham Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to "preserve the vitality of Vermont's rural communities".[2][3][1] Grafton's cheddar is synthetic-hormone-free and made mostly from Jersey cow milk from Vermont family farms.[3][4] The most common cheese offered by the Grafton Cheese is their block chedder, made in 40 pound blocks, and then cut to different sales sizes.[4]

In July 2008 the company celebrated the opening of a new production plant and retail store in Brattleboro.[3] The shop is "a 2,500-square-foot classic barn-like structure encompassing a full-service artisanal cheese shop" offering "more than 70 types of cheeses, wine, Vermont microbrews, fresh bread, maple products and other gourmet food items and accompaniments."[3]

In 2014, the Grafton Spring Brook milk Cheese won the "Best USA Cheese trophy" at the 2014 International Cheese Awards.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mercuri, Becky (2009-09-01). American Sandwich. Gibbs Smith. p. 125. ISBN 9781423611929. 
  2. ^ Zachary P. Stephens The Grafton Village Cheese Company April 18, 2008 Brattleboro Reformer (VT)
  3. ^ a b c d Grafton Village Cheese Opens New Facility, Store July 22, 2008 Gourmet Retailer
  4. ^ a b c Edgar, Gordon (2015-01-01). Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese. Chelsea Green Publishing. pp. 74–76. ISBN 9781603585651. 

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Coordinates: 43°10′18.9″N 72°36′33.6″W / 43.171917°N 72.609333°W / 43.171917; -72.609333