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Twig Farm is owned by Michael Lee and Emily Sunderman. We have been in business since 2005. Our twenty-acre farm is located in West Cornwall, Vermont, about 10 miles south of Middlebury. Michael manages our herd of goats and makes and ages our cheese. Emily manages the business and marketing for Twig Farm and works as an analyst for a publishing company.

Michael makes our cheese by hand using traditional techniques and equipment for farmstead cheese production. Our cheeses age in a temperature and humidity controlled enviornment in our cellar. Michael learned his craft mostly by doing. Prior to making Twig Farm cheese, Michael worked as an apprentice at Peaked Mountain Farmin Townsend, Vermont, and before that was a cheese manager at South End Formaggio in Boston, Massachusetts.


Twig Farm

Michael Lee and Emily Sunderman
2575 South Bingham Street
West Cornwall, Vermont 05778



Twig Love

Twig Love is available around Valentines Day or can be custom ordered for your wedding. Made in extremely small batches from a mix of raw goat and cow milk, this cheese is aged just long enough to be legal (at least 60 days). Semi-soft, mildly tangy and crazy delicious. This cheese might make your special someone blush.

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Old Goat

The OG indeed. Old Goat is made in extremely small batches from grassy spring milk, this cheese is aged for a minimum of 11 months in order to develop into something sublime. Semi-firm, mildly tangy and complex, with a long creamy finish. 100% raw goat’s milk. This cheese stands alone.

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Mixed Drum

Subtly flavored, rustic and savory, our Mixed Drum hangs out in our cellar for a minimum of 4 months to achieve peak deliciousness. As the name suggests, it blends the milk from our goats with that good Ayreshire cow’s milk from the Crawford Family Farm. Equally at home on a Ploughman’s Lunch platter (pickles, mustard, etc.) or paired with dried fruit and a stellar dessert wine. Makes the best grilled cheese of all time.

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Crawford is a rustic, eminently crowd-pleasing cow’s milk cheese made from beautiful Ayreshire cow’s milk supplied by our neighbors at Crawford Family Farm (hence the name). A versatile little number that will appease palates across the spectrum. Fantastic served alongside some good Vermont apples (or cider), and that’s just the beginning. Semi-firm, a touch sharp, 100% delicious.

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Big Cow

A limited edition, extra small batch version of our Crawford that we make in larger forms and age for a minimum of 10 months for a truly tasty, nuanced flavor. (Fun fact: the finished cheese resembles the world’s most delicious UFO.) Made from Crawford Family Farm’s Ayreshire cow’s milk. If you feel like wandering a little outside the (Caerphilly or Comte) box, take a deep dive into a hunk of this stuff. You won’t be sorry.

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Fuzzy Wheel

The recipe for the Fuzzy Wheel is loosely based on the Twig Farm Washed Rind Wheel, but includes both cow and goat milk and the more rustic appearing natural rind. The texture of fuzzy wheel is softer than the Twig Farm Goat Tomme, and the taste is perhaps a little more daring. The milk for fuzzy wheel is from lactating animals working at the following dairy farms: Twig Farm / Michael Lee, West Cornwall VT (30 goats), Animal Farm / Diane St. Clair, Shoreham, VT (7 cows) and Dan Robertshaw, Bridport, VT (35 goats).

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