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Grafton harbors a number of antique shops, artists' galleries, a village store, and the Grafton Village Cheese Company.



The Grafton Village Cheese Company makes a variety of cheddar cheeses just as they have been made in the village of Grafton since 1892.

Aged from 1 to 4 years, each cheddar has a different flavor, and the flavor changes from year to year along with the flavor of the raw milk and the aging conditions.

The young, maple-smoked cheddar, the smoked chili cheddar, and seasonal garlic- and sage-flavored cheeses offer different taste experiences.

Grafton's cave-aged cheeses include a clothbound cheddar, a rich, buttery Vermont Leyden, and an ever expanding variety of sheeps' milk cheeses from firm to runny, mild to strong.

The company's Specialty Cheese and Wine Shop in Grafton village next to the Grafton Inn at 56 Townshend Road sells its cheeses, Vermont wines, and other fine Vermont artisanal products. In the shop, they can tell you the schedule for visits to the cheesemaking factory a half-mile (800 meters) south at 533 Townshend Road next to the McWilliams covered bridge over the Saxtons River (map).

Grafton Village Cheese Company also has a Specialty Cheese & Wine Shop in Brattleboro at 400 Linden Street (VT Route 30) not far off Interstate 91 (map). Here, too, you can view the process of making cheddar cheese.

Like the Grafton Inn, the Grafton Village Cheese Company is owned by the Windham Foundation, the nonprofit organization responsible for the restoration of many historic buildings in Grafton, and known for its philanthropic and educational efforts in support of Vermont's villages.

Grafton Village Cheese Company
400 Linden Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 800-472-3866

—by Tom Brosnahan

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