Tuesday, August 31, 2010
When my just turning 20 (today! and, really?) son Leo came home for a month this summer, he reprised his role as traveling photo assistant. We had great adventures shooting for the book Shear Spirit four years ago (Texas, fr'instance, here). Since I can barely stand to pass up a field trip enroute to a job, and we were heading up to Montpelier VT for a corporate shoot, I found the.perfect. sidetrip. Goats! Goat cheese ! Open to visitors any time, and they are one of the only places in the northeast that make cajeta- goat caramel- which really piqued our curiousity.
Leo's in culinary college and cooks passionately for work, so, you combine my appreciation of goat farms with love of artisanal foods and we are so there.
We were at Fat Toad Farm. There is an official VT CheeseTrail, so you can find other Vt cheese farms, too. Seriously! Get the map from Vt Cheesemakers