The new store is located next to The Old Tavern at Grafton in the village center and offers over 80 varieties of cheese, a large selection of fine wines, Vermont products, specialty foods and more.
A grand opening celebration is planned for the Specialty Cheese and Wine Shoppe in Grafton on July 3rd to coincide with the Grafton Music Festival and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra concert at Grafton Ponds. Grafton Village Cheese currently operates the Specialty Cheese and Wine Shoppe in Brattleboro, Vermont as well.
The viewing windows into the cheese production facility in Grafton continue to offer visitors the opportunity to watch the handcrafting of premium Vermont cheddar. The former retail store, which was located next to the production facility, will become an educational space for visitors to learn about Grafton’s history of cheesemaking.
Grafton Village Cheese is a subsidiary of the non-profit Windham Foundation, whose mission is to promote Vermont’s rural communities and promote agribusiness. By utilizing its facilities for additional cheese conversion, Grafton Village Cheese furthers this mission and contributes to the success of a number of dairy enterprises.
For more information, contact Meri Spicer at (802) 246-2221.
About Grafton Village Cheese
The Grafton Village Cheese Company, located in Grafton and Brattleboro, Vermont, handcrafts artisanal cheddar cheese. The company was founded in 1892 as the Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company, which converted surplus milk from local dairy farmers into cheese. Years later, a fire destroyed the original factory. When the Windham Foundation restored the company in the mid 1960s, a new era for the town was born. Today, quality and taste continue to serve as the hallmark of Grafton cheddar. As part of the nonprofit Windham Foundation, much of Grafton Cheese’s annual earned income funds the Foundation’s charitable programs. More information on Grafton Village Cheese Company can be found online at graftonvillagecheese.com.
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About Grafton Village Cheese: Handcrafted, naturally aged Vermont cheddar made with premium milk from small Vermont family farms.