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“Good Cheese”
Review of Sugarbush Farm

Sugarbush Farm
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Working Vermont farm open to visitors. Free samples, free admission, visit with real farmers
Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Maple Syrup and Cheese are divine. Very accomodating group. Highly recommend that you attend in late March or early April for the sugaring season.

Thank Ed J
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

I think I actually enjoy driving on the backroads of Woodstock and Quechee trying to find this place more than I enjoyed the farm. What a great overall experience though, the location is absolutely beautiful, and inside the rectangular shaped building there are several rooms where you can sample different types of cheeses, buy cheese and maple syrup products, and also purchase various nick-nacks like shirts, magnets, mugs, ornaments, etc. Every time I go to this part of Vermont I make it a point to stop in to the Sugarbush Farm. Most people stay at the farm for about 20-30 minutes as you navigate the various rooms, This is a must stop for anyone looking to check out an authentic Vermont maple and cheese farm.

1  Thank PepperMartin
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

If you like cheese, this is a must-visit place. It takes a little persistence to get there. Your GPS will want to take you over covered bridges that were washed away by Irene last year (You can also be fascinated by the ongoing restoration efforts on the Taftsville Bridge, right off Rt 4) and may even refuse to recognize such a place in Woodstock. If you plug in Pomfret VT, you'll probably get the right place. And you'll have to cross the Ottauquechee River elsewhere, obviously; but you can certainly find alternatives easily enough. Now that you've gotten there: CHEESE! Delicious cheese of about 15 varieties; all of which are available for tasting. The 6 year old cheddar is a personal favorite but there are many options for many tastes. Check them out at http://www.sugarbushfarm.com/

You can also taste maple syrup (4 grades) and jams and jellies. The people who wrap the cheese are right in front of you when you pop in the side door and they are very friendly and helpful. You can also take a stroll around the grounds, visit a chapel and, if it's close to their meal time, see some very pretty horses who come right up to the house for meals. A very nice place, which has stayed small and stuck to its specialty; with the result that there is a consistent level of excellence year after year.

Thank Trainman334
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We recently returned from a 5-week trip around the New England states in our RV. Crossing the state line into Vermont, I had picked up a brochure on Sugarbush Farm and decided that, if we were in the area, we would definitely stop by. What a good decision !! We meandered for miles (in our tow vehicle, not the RV) along narrow tree-lined roads that became rougher and narrower the further we progressed – oh, but those beautiful farmland views and, being early Fall, the trees giving us more than a hint of the splendid colors to come, were compensation indeed for this long drive.
Pulling into the small carpark, we crossed to the old farmhouse where a large dog was relaxing on the porch and were surprised to find that its rooms are now the packing, tasting and gift shops for the excellent cheeses and sweet maple syrups produced here. The farm has been in the family since 1945 – an informative video in the syrup barn gives all the details so do take time to watch it. Cheese and syrup tasting is free – we were given 15 samples of different cheeses to taste as well as 4 different types of maple syrup. The young man cutting and handing out the cheeses was full of details about the maturation levels of the varieties and more than happy to answer questions. And, while we were tasting, the work of the packing room continued unabated – ladies cut and sorted cheeses by hand; in fact everything was done by hand from the cutting to the wax dipping to the sticking on of the labels. The gift shops had even more tasting areas for syrups, chutneys and sauces – a veritable Aladdin’s cave of foodie delights !!
They do a roaring catalogue trade so don’t forget to leave your name on their emailing list.

Thank Rosalind P
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

What an informative visit! We learned so much about the making of our favorite syrup. The ladies we spoke with were very knowledgable and eager to share their info with us. We tasted outstanding cheeses and of course, the amazing maple syrup. Buy plenty for souvenirs and for yourself...it's DELICIOUS.

Thank Debra T
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