Vermont Artisan Cheese


With over 40 farms currently producing artisanal cheeses, Vermont’s cheese industry may appear to be a recent phenomenon. It has, however, a long history as a cheese-producing state. From a 1787 letter from Levi Allen (Ethan and Ira’s brother) to an article about a recent Cheese Festival, this exhibit makes available over 70 documents related to that history drawn from the UVM Library's Special Collections and tells the story of the cheese industry in Vermont.


Narrative written by, and documents digitise, transcribed and encoded by, the students of HST095: Digital History.