Healthy Living Loves Local: Thistle Hill Farm

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While many of our Vermont cheesemakers were initially inspired by cheeses made in the Alps, only Thistle Hill Farm in North Pomfret, VT can boast that they create traditional alpine-style cheese (complete with cooking in a copper kettle and being shaped in imported molds) using certified organic milk from grass-fed cows.  Sourcing the raw milk from their own herd of Jerseys, John and Janine Putnam put a lot of energy, dedication, and love into each delicious wheel of a cheese they call Tarentaise, from the milking in the beginning to the minimum five months of aging.  And although each bite of this complex and delightful cheese brings a little bit of that alpine inspiration to your life, don’t worry: it’s still totally Vermont and we totally love it.

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