Marisa Mauro owns and operates Ploughgate Creamery in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
The vision for Ploughgate Creamery evolved from her passion for artisan cheesemaking, fostered during nearly a decade of working alongside pioneers of American farmstead cheese. Mauro’s individual skills and knowledge reflect time spent with producers across the U.S. including Woodcock Farm, Yerba Santa Dairy, Bodega Goat Cheese, Shelburne Farm, and Bonnieview Dairy.
Ploughgate Creamery aims to collaborate with community based agricultural businesses in the interest of supporting the Vermont Dairy Industry; all milk is sourced from Hancock Family Farm in Conventry, Vermont where the same family has been milking for 100 years.
For distribution and aging, Ploughgate collaborates with the Cellars at Jasper Hill. The Cellars are recognized for their affinage expertise, as well as for contributions to the Vermont cheesemaking tradition.
Ploughgate Creamery participates in the Montpelier and Stowe Farmers Markets. Ploughgate cheese can be found at restaurants and stores throughout Vermont and select locations in Boston and New york.
photos by Ali Kaukas