The Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company (VFCC) is expanding its distribution well beyond Vermont to reach a total of 15 states in November.
VFCC cheeses will debut in more than 200 local stores in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Florida and Texas.
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"We were founded by neighbors banding together to save an ailing dairy farm, preventing it from being repurposed, and ultimately ensuring that it would continue as a vital part of the working Vermont landscape," said VFCC Senior Vice President Valerie Traynor. "We've been expanding quickly and gaining recognition, which has fueled broader distribution."
Named for Vermont Governor Peter Schumlin, VFCC's Governor's Cheddar was rated the No. 1 cow's milk cheddar, aged 12 to 24 months, in the U.S. at the 2012 American Cheese Society Annual Conference and Competition. Other VFCC cheeses were honored at The L.A. International Dairy Competition, The Big E Cheese Competition and the 2012 World Jersey Awards.