Tuesday, July 8, 2008
addROC and I found ourselves on an extended Vermont vacation for a friend's wedding. So, after checking out a map of Woodstock, VT, I declared that a trip to Sugarbush Farm, where the cheese is plentiful and the maple syrup flows like wine, was an absolute necessity.
So, we walk into the Sugarbush Farm Country Store first, and, there are no other words to express the feeling other than, "Holy Shit!"
Sugarbush was frikkin' stocked with homemade jams, mustards, maple candies, and VT oddities.
Which we proceeded to sample...
Then, it was on to the incredible cheese room, where we got to try every cheese they make at Sugarbush!!!
Next, we watch in awe as the Ladies de Sugarbush prepare and package cheese by first wrapping it in thin foil and then triple-dipping it in wax! This was so exciting. I felt like, finally, I was able to witness something worthy of a Mister Rodgers field trip:
Smoked cheese, before foiling.
Onion cheese, after being triple-waxed.
Next, addROC and I put on our best Moose faces and smile!
Then, we see, what's that?! A sign for a Maple Walk?! Let's go!
addROC and our friend Aaron head up to the teeny-tiny little bridge that begins the maple walk, as I bring it up the rear.
After the Maple walk, which was peaceful and oh-so-Vermontish, Aaron and I enjoy a refreshing bottle of Sugarbush Farm's own Root Beer! Sooooo fuckin' good!
Finally, we bid ol' Sugarbush Farm goodbye, after buying $50 worth of cheese and Maple Mustard!!! What a day trip!
Go to Sugarbushfarm.com RIGHT NOW and buy cheese. We've already ordered a ton for friends and family, and it ships extremely well.
Viva La Sugarbush!