20 Vermont Specialties

Twig Farm's Goat Tomme
A raw goats' milk cheese that's aged for 80 days, the Goat Tomme is dense, mellow, and creamy on the tongue. Source
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Vermont Sweetwater's Maple Seltzer
This mild soda, made with maple sap, delivers Vermont spirit with every sip. Source
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Eden Ice Cider Company's Vermont Ice Cider
Macintosh, Empire, and Russet apples are blended to make a cider that's both sweet and pleasantly acidic. Source
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Dancing Cow Farmstead Cheese's Sarabande
Made with raw cows' milk from a single milking, this cheese is buttery and pungent. Source
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Trout River Brewing Company's Scottish Ale
Prepared from nine different malts, this traditional ale is slightly sweet, complex, and very smooth. Source
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Long Trail Brewing Company's Imperial Porter (Brewmaster series exclusive)
The "Brewmaster Series" is a compilation of small-batch beers; the dark and complex Porter is one of the best and is excellent paired with blue cheese. Source
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Grafton Village Cheese Company's Clothbound Cave-Aged Cheddar
Aged for up to ten months, this English-style clothbound cheddar is earthy and complex. Source
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Wood's Cider Mill's Boiled Cider
The family-run Wood's Cider Mill has been making boiled cider since 1882. With a texture similar to that of maple syrup's, boiled cider is fantastic with piping-hot pancakes. Source
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Saxtons River Distillery's Sapling Vermont Maple Liqueur
A standout liqueur brewed with Grade-A maple syrup. Source
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Vermont Butter & Cheese Company's Cultured Butter with Sea Salt Crystals
Higher in butterfat than most American butters, this European-style cultured butter is rich and flavorful. Source
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Vermont Shepherd's Sheep's Milk Cheese
Smooth and creamy, with a sweet, earthy flavor. Source
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Vermont Butter & Cheese Company's Coupole
Sprinkled with ash, this goats' milk cheese is both robust and mellow. Source
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Great Bakers: Bohemian Bread, Red Hen Baking Company, Gerard's Bread
These three bakeries are supplying superlative fresh bread to home and restaurant tables across the state:Bohemian Bread, Red Hen Baking Company, Gerard's Bread.
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Otter Creek Brewing's Wolaver's IPA
This organic Indian Pale Ale is strong and spicy. Source
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Long Trail Brewing Company's Double Bag Ale
An especially malty and full-bodied ale. Source
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Dancing Cow Farmstead Cheese's Bourree
This washed-rind cheese has a bold flavor and a smoky finish. Source
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Vermont Smoke & Cure's meats
Mellow and dry-smoked pepperoni, uncured bacon, and German-style pork bratwurst-all are delicious. Source
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Rock Art Brewery's Vermonster
This barley wine, which contains a good quantity of hops and has a high alcohol content, is great with cheddar cheese. Source
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Jasper Hill Farm's Bayley Hazen Blue
A raw-milk blue cheese with hints of hazelnuts and a subtle anise flavor. Source
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Cabot Creamery's Clothbound Cheddar Wheel
This is the ultimate aged cheddar: sharp, with toasty caramel notes and pockets of Parmesan-esque crunchiness. Source
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