Something about this trio makes us want to break out the rocking chairs on the front porch. Maybe it's the thought of sheep grazing green grass or remembering the sweet scent of walking through an orchard. What we do know is that when put together, they make the perfect bite every time. This box makes a wonderful gift for those wanting to bring a little Vermont to their cheese board.
Verano Cheese, Vermont Shepherd (Putney, VT)
Vermont Shepherd was at the forefront of the Vermont artisan cheese movement. For over 20 years "Verano", a sheep's milk farmstead cheese, has been produced using time honored traditions of rotational grazing on the 250 acre farm. Each elliptical cheese is embossed with the outline of a sheep and numbered. The sandy, honey colored rind encloses an ivory paste. Rich and nutty with a lingering finish.
Vermont Quince Paste, Vermont Quince (Newfane, Vermont)
There are a few orchards in Southern Vermont which grow quince. Looking somewhat like a misshapen cross between an apple and a pear, quince bears an intoxicating perfume and a very astringent fruit. Married with sugar and gently simmered, the resulting paste is rosy orange with a balance of sweet tart flavor. Quince paste is the perfect accompaniment to sheepâ€™s milk cheese.
Jan's Farmhouse Crisps (Stowe, VT)
We like a cracker which delivers a bit of personality to the bite you're putting in your mouth. Jan's new crisp topped with quince paste and a slice of Verano cheese creates the perfect bite.
**Due to the limited availability of some of our products at different times of the year, we will just go ahead and substitute another great product of equal value if necessary.