Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company expands distributionBy Christian Avard
Staff Writer | November 24,2012WOODSTOCK — A Woodstock cheese company that has been in operation for less than a year is now selling products all over the country.
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company announced last week that it has expanded its distribution to 15 states.
Senior Vice President Valerie Traynor said the company’s cheeses have debuted in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Florida and Texas.
Vermont Farmstead has been aggressively marketing products throughout the north and southeastern United States and secured partnerships with five different distributors, Traynor said.
Expansion at the Woodstock facility also improved distribution. Vermont Farmstead installed a new vat in September and increased cheese production from 17,000 pounds per month to 48,000 pounds per month.
Vermont Farmstead has also made an impression on cheese connoisseurs. The company earned 32 awards at major national cheese competitions including the Los Angeles International Dairy Competition, Big E Cheese Competition and the 2012 World Jersey Cheese Awards. In fact, the “Governor’s Cheddar” named after Gov. Peter Shumlin was named the number one cheddar in the country at the 2012 American Cheese Society Annual Conference and Competition.
“This is a very exciting time for us. We’re getting an outstanding response right now,” Traynor said.
Vermont Farmstead cheeses that will be distributed to stores throughout the eastern United States include Farmstead Cheddar, Lillé, Governor’s Cheddar, Windsordale, Smoked Windsordale, Alehouse Cheddar, Brickhaus and Vermont Applewood Smoked Tilsit, Blueberry Windsordale, Hot Pepper Windsordale, Cracked Pepper Wensleydale, Cranberry Windsordale, Chocolate Stout, F.H. Gillingham’s Woodstock Village Smoked Cheddar and SugarHouse Edam.
Stores slated to carry the company’s products include local cheese shops and chain food stores such as Whole Foods, Publix and Market Basket, Traynor said. An updated list of more than 200 local stores can be found at www.vermontfarmstead.com/find-our-cheese.com.
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