WEBSTERVILLE, VT. – Two of Vermont Creamery’s artisanal cheeses received Good Food Awards in the 2022 cheese category.
The creamery’s Cremont and Bijou aged cheeses both earned distinction this year. It marked the second time Vermont Creamery’s Cremont cheese picked up a Good Food Award, while it was the first for its Bijou cheese.
Originating from the concept of the “cream of Vermont,” the Cremont is described as “a double-cream soft-ripened aged cheese made with a blend of cow and goats' milk and cream, featuring a unique fudge-like texture, sweet cream notes, and wrinkly rind.”
Vermont Creamery’s Bijou, meanwhile, is a small, soft-ripened goat cheese which pays homage to the classic French style crottin.
"We are delighted to be acknowledged again this year in the Good Food Awards and appreciate the special recognition from the fellow responsible food community," said Adeline Druart, president of Vermont Creamery. "With almost four decades in the category, our mission to deliver exceptional taste is equally important as making a positive impact on people and the planet through our sustainable business strategy, central to everything we do. Thank you to our employees for their hard work and passion for the artisan cheesemaking craft, and to our farmers for producing outstanding milk for those unique cheeses."
Vermont Creamery is heading into its eighth year a B Corp certified business. The artisanal cheese and buttermaker has become well known for its goat cheeses, cultured butter, sour cream and culinary cream. The creamery uses locally sourced ingredients and follows sustainable agriculture practices.
Presented by the Good Food Foundation, the Good Food Awards select three food crafters from a region in each category. The roughly 200 winners from a wide range of categories will be honored in March, at a ceremony in San Francisco.