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Vermont Cheese Council Welcomes
American Cheese Society to Vermont
24th Annual ACS Conference: Achieving Sustainability
August 1 - 5, 2007

The Breeder's Barn and Shelburne Farm - scene of ACS' opening night.

See the Official ACS Conference page for agenda and registration information.


Pre-Conference Tours - Wednesday, August 1
Two, organized pre-conference tours are being offered this year for an additional fee.
Tours will take place from 8 am - 2 pm on; boxed lunches as well as transportation is provided.

Tour #1
is the Creamery Tour with stops at Vermont Butter & Cheese Company in Websterville and the Cabot Cooperative Creamery in Cabot.

Tour #2 is the Farmstead Cheese Tour
with stops at Woodstock Water Buffalo in S. Woodstock and Neighborly Farms in Randolph.
Refer to the Vermont Cheese Trail Map for relative travel distances.

Friday evening's Spirit of Ethan Allen Dinner Cruise - August 3rd
Join with other ACS attendees for the ultimate view of Burlington's waterfront. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondack Mountains from the Spirit of Ethan Allen as you cruise beautiful Lake Champlain. In addition to a memorable dining experience with regional specialties including pears and dungeness crabs all the way from Oregon, the evening offers beer, wine and a sumptuous assortment of, what else - cheese?

After ACS Cheese Sale: Sunday August 5
Don't miss out on the chance to get some of the best and most exclusive cheeses in the country at rock bottom prices. The sale will be held at the Conference site beginning at 10 am on Sunday.


2007 American Cheese Society
Festival of Cheese
Saturday, August 4th, 2007
4:30 - 8:00 pm
Sheraton, Burlington, VT

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience and taste more than 1,00-handcrafted artisan and farmstead cheeses, from producers throughout North America.

The Festival presents the cheeses entered in the American Cheese Society's Annual Competition, which conincides with the Society's Annual Conference.

In addition to the award winning cheeses, there will be wines, beers and specialty foods that complement the stars of this event.

Register for this event with the ACS

Travel Tips

If you're looking for a place to stay while at the ACS conference, try these web site:

Tours on Your Own from ACS
If you've got down time in your conference schedule and want to make a visit to a reasonably close-by cheesemaker, we suggest Willow Hill Farm in Milton or Shelburne Farms, site of the opening night reception, in Shelburne. Again, refer to the map for locations.

Touring as You Travel
For those who plan to drive to ACS, there are numerous potential cheesemaking stops along the way. For details on hours of operations, consult the map enclosed in the issue and, for best results, call ahead.

Coming from Boston:

Once you cross into Vermont from New Hampshire as you travel up Rt 89, options for easy stops include:
. Thistle Hill Farm, North Pomfret
. Neighborly Farms, Randolph
. Vermont Butter & Cheese Company, Websterville
. Cabot Creamery, Cabot (or outlets in Quechee and Waterbury)

Coming from New York City area:
After entering Vermont on Route 91, your stop-over options include:
. Peaked Mountain Farm, Townshend
. Grafton Village Cheese Company
. Taylor Farm, Londonderry
. Woodcock Farm, Weston
. Crowley Cheese, Healdville
. Frog City Cheese at the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Plymouth Notch

Coming from Albany:
The Route 7 corridor from Bennington to Burlington offers multiple stops along the way:
. Consider Bardwell Farm, West Pawlett
. Crawford Family Farm, Whiting
. Blue Ledge Farm, Leicester
. Dancing Cow Cheese, Bridport
. Twig Farm, West Cornwall
. Orb Weaver Farm, New Haven
. Shelburne Farms, Shelburne

Coming from Canada:
If you're driving down from Canada, consider the following stops off Route 89:
. Lake's End Cheese, Alburg
. Green Mountain Blue Cheese, Highgate Center
. Willow Hill Farm, Milton

See also these other related web sites:

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