Shelburne Farms ready for holiday gifting, entertaining

Sample Shelburne Farms cheddar and other fine Vermont products at Sample the Season, Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Welcome Center.

This is the year to make Shelburne Farms Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese your holiday star! Besides being a delicious addition to your holiday entertaining menus, it makes a much-appreciated artisanal gift that speaks to the best traditions of Vermont.

On the weekend following Thanksgiving, Shelburne Farms provides a great opportunity to learn about Shelburne Farms cheese, enjoy discounts on mail order, and avoid the crush of the malls. Sample the Season at the Welcome Center and Farm Store at Shelburne Farms is a chance to taste the delicious (and award-winning) cheddar cheese, talk with the cheesemakers about the cheeses produced on the historic farm, and place mail orders for gift giving to friends and relatives all over the country and around the world. The mail order and catalog staff will be ready to consult on the choices of cheese, maple syrup, breakfast combinations, and so much more, as well as advising the best time for shipping in time for holiday delivery. And there will be discounts on mail orders placed during the weekend.

Sample the Season will be from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1611 Harbor Road in Shelburne.

The event will provide a chance to learn about the history and mission of Shelburne Farms, the herd of Brown Swiss cows that make the milk, and the process of making Farmhouse Cheddar. There will be samples of cheeses and cheese spreads for tasting. Additionally, Farm Store Manager Carol Wellings will have discounts on the wide selection of gift items in the store.

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