The Cellars at Jasper Hill is an innovative 22,000 square foot underground facility located beneath the pastures of Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, VT. The Cellars were constructed for the purpose of providing affinage, or aging expertise, as well as distribution and marketing services for local cheesemakers so that they may access the burgeoning market for artisan cheese nationwide.
Columbia Cheese - We are third generation importers who work for innovative cheese makers trying to raise the flavor profile of traditional dairy cheeses. We look to source only best in class. Our school of thought is Maker to Monger. We are cheese for life.
When Cowgirl Creamery got its start, the goal was to make wonderful, fresh, organic cheeses – cottage cheese, crème fraiche, fromage blanc, and quark. When Fons Smith, a dairy scientist from the Netherlands, came to intern at Cowgirl Creamery, he helped us develop our first aged, soft-ripened cheese. We wanted a flavor that was full and delicious but not challenging, something accessible to America's palate. Many incarnations later, Mt Tam was born.
Essex Street Cheese Co. imports four cheeses and sells them directly to America’s finest cheesemongers and distributors. Comté from Fort St. Antoine, Gouda from L’amuse, Parmigiano-Reggiano from Cravero, Manchego from Sierra la Solana. Each cheese is specially selected for Essex at the source and shipped to spend minimal time in warehouse.
THE REAL GRUYÈRE AOP – FROM SWITZERLAND
Only the real Le Gruyère AOP is hand-made in western Switzerland… made in 170 small batches, from a recipe that has been passed down for centuries. Its unique, savory flavor starts with the raw milk of cows that are sustained in our local fields. Our cheesemakers produce every day their Gruyère AOP with all their knowledge and emotions, then the maturation is completed in local cellars and caves under strict supervision.
We select, mature and sell farmhouse cheese from the UK and Ireland. We work with about 40 cheesemakers. We visit them regularly to taste their cheese with them and select the batches we want to mature and sell.
The essence of what we do has changed very little since our founding director Randolph Hodgson began seeking out farmhouse cheesemakers to supply our first shop in the early 1980’s. We believe that the time and energy we invest in understanding cheesemaking, selection and maturation gives us the necessary experience to source much of the best cheese available in the UK and Ireland.
For 30 years, Vermont Creamery has combined the European tradition of cheesemaking with Vermont’s terroir. The Creamery’s line of fresh and aged goat cheese, cultured butter and crème fraîche has earned over 100 national and international awards. B Corp Certified in 2014, Vermont Creamery supports a network of 15 family farms and promotes sustainable agriculture through Ayers Brook Farm, the country’s first demonstration goat dairy.
Wisconsin Cheese has an illustrious heritage of more than 160 years of quality and craftsmanship. Today, Wisconsin produces more than 600 varieties, types and styles of cheeses that win more awards than any other state or country. The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit organization of Wisconsin dairy producers offering cheese education, tours and promotional support to retailers, distributors and chefs.