Vermont Cheesemakers Festival celebrates Yankee Magazine’s 80th anniversary July 19

“Best of Fest” from the 2014 Vermont Cheesemakers Festival included the von Trapp Farmstead’s Oma cheese, Vermont Salumi’s Pepe charcuterie, and Eden Ice Cider’s Heirloom Blend. Photo by Jordan LaCount
“Best of Fest” from the 2014 Vermont Cheesemakers Festival included the von Trapp Farmstead’s Oma cheese, Vermont Salumi’s Pepe charcuterie, and Eden Ice Cider’s Heirloom Blend. Photo by Jordan LaCount

The Seventh Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival will celebrate the 80th anniversary of Yankee Magazine on Sunday, July 19 from 10am to 4pm at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne. The Festival is a celebration of Vermont cheesemakers, as well as local and regional food products. Tickets are available at www.vtcheesefest.com. Named a “Top Ten Summer Food Festival in the US” in 2014, The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival is the ideal place to celebrate the contributions of Yankee Magazine to exploring and highlighting the culture, food and communities of New England. For 80 years, Yankee Magazine, along with Yankee Insider and Best of New England travel newsletters have been committed to highlighting all that is quintessentially New England.

“We are delighted to share this milestone with Yankee Magazine. No publication has done more to capture the spirit of New England and Vermont. We are honored to have them at the Festival this summer,” said Tom Bivins, executive director of the Vermont Cheese Council, host of the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival.

“For years I have attended The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival and have been inspired by the level of product shared by some of Vermont’s best food artisans. At Yankee, we know that our readers love stories that combine food with travel,” said Amy Traverso, Senior Food Editor at Yankee Magazine. “We’re thrilled to join the festival this year and celebrate Yankee’s 80th anniversary with Vermont’s food makers and enthusiasts.”

The festival takes place on the shores of Lake Champlain, at the Coach Barn at historic Shelburne Farms. Tickets to the event are $50 and include sampling from all 120 local food vendors including 45 Vermont cheesemakers with over 120 varieties of cheese to sample; 20 local wineries, distillers, cideries, and breweries, and over 60 unique food products from local entrepreneurs. Yankee Magazine food editors, Amy Traverso and Aimee Seavey will attend the show, sampling local foods and cheese, and participate in panels and tasting sessions.

Tickets are already on sale, and if you’re interested in attending, don’t delay! This event sells out fast. For more information contact Tom Bivins, Vermont Cheesemakers Festival at (803) 451-8564 or tom@vtcheese.com.