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1st Annual Vermont Mac & Cheese Challenge

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company (VFCC), the state’s first community-owned dairy farm and a fast-growing purveyor of unique farmstead and artisanal cheeses, is hosting 25 regional chefs for the first-ever Vermont Mac & Cheese Challenge.

Participating chefs will use at least one of VFCC’s award-winning artisanal cheeses in their comfort food recipes, competing against the region’s top culinary talents. Attendees will enjoy samples of each of the signature dishes and vote for their favorite recipes for the People’s Choice Award.                 

The festivities will include live music, a petting zoo for children and beer pairings from Harpoon Beer. Event proceeds will benefit The Vermont Food Bank, Sustainable Woodstock and Vermont Dairy Foundation.

The competition will be judged by cheese-loving industry leaders including David Spencer, founder and publisher of Gourmet Business; Rebecca Hoffman, founder of New York City-based blog Fromagical; and Katie Aberbach, editor of seasonal magazine Culture: The Word on Cheese.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rain or shine



Artisans Park

75 Artisans Way

Windsor, VT 05089 



$10 in advance, $15 at the door (Children age six or younger, free)

Tickets can be purchased at



The Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company (, which began as an inspiring community effort to save a local farm and its surrounding rural landscape, is today an award-winning cheese company creating an entirely new generation of unique farmstead and artisanal cheeses. Based in South Woodstock, VT, the farm is home to a prize-winning, multi-breed herd, with an adjoining 5,500-sq. ft. production facility. The company’s creative cheesemakers employ traditional and sustainable dairy farming practices in creating a line of the highest-quality, “old-world” cheeses with distinct Vermont authenticity and style.