Loving Local Cheese: Green Mt. Blue Cheese, Boucher Farm
For 14 generations the Boucher family has passed the Boucher Farm in Highgate, VT down from father to son. Today brothers Dan and Denis, perform the daily operations and the milking of the 120 cows. For the past 15 years The Boucher Farm has made Green Mountain Blue Cheese. In rural Highgate in 1999 there were not a lot of opportunities, and no job on the farm for Daniel’s wife Dawn. So Dawn decided to teach herself how to make cheese using a small building next to the dairy to supplement the family income. One morning a week she turns the warm milk into cheese. Her cheeses are made without pasteurization or mechanization, and are aged in the cellar below the cheesehouse. After years of practice Dawn has perfected her recipes and produces some pretty amazing blue cheeses. Production is currently at 8,000 lbs. each year. Wheels are sold to restaurants, and retailers along the East Coast. We are proud to be one of those retailers that have Green Mtn Blue cheeses in our cheese case to share with our guests. We are offering the Gore-Dawn-Zola on sale from 7/30/14 until 9/2/14 at $14.89lb. That is a savings of $8.10lb! This is a wonderful local blue to add to your next summer salad.