Vermont has been famous for wonderful cheeses for years and years. Actually for 128 years! The Plymouth Cheese Factory was built back in 1890 and has been going strong ever since.
The company was started in 1890 by Colonel John Coolidge, a dairy farmer and father of President Calvin Coolidge. He began making cheese, using a recipe brought over to America by early European settlers, as a way to turn extra milk into a longer-lasting product. That same recipe is one still used at Plymouth Cheese Factory, making it perhaps the only cheese company today producing such as distinctive tasting, heritage cheese—and it is still located at the historic Calvin Coolidge homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.
Cheesemaker Jesse Werner, together with his wife Sarit, are the brains behind the lastest growth of the brand, drawing inspiration from global flavors. Using the signature heritage cheddar as a base—and the best quality Vermont milk—the couple developed a line of flavored cheeses that are crafted, cut and waxed by hand, just the way it was done in Colonel Coolidge’s day.
Be sure to taste Heritage Cheddar, the standard artisan cheese made by Plymouth Cheese Factory, then branch out into the numerable other delicious choices, including the afore-mentioned flavored series, cave-aged wheels, alpine-style Plymouth Tomme and Reserve, and cheese curds. Stop by any day for a self-guided tour, a visit to the onsite cheese museum, and samples of the various cheeses.
Plymouth Cheese Factory
106 Messer Hill Road, Plymouth Notch, VT
Open daily. Winter, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Summer, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We’re big fans of Plymouth Artisan Factory cheeses at Maple Leaf Inn and often use them in our breakfast dishes. In fact, we love using local products whenever we can. Come for a visit soon and enjoy a delicious taste of Vermont. You can check availability and book online!