Cheesemakers of the Week

It’s been a while since I posted a Cheesemaker of the Week. So here it goes…..Twig Farm in West Cornwall, VT….owned by Michael Lee and Emily Sunderman. When I came across this duo…it made me even more excited about Simon and my future plans. It can be done…..Michael and Emily have proved it!

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 Farm in Townsend, Vermont, and before that was a cheese manager at South End Formaggio in Boston, Massachusetts.

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