February Cave to Co-op: VERMONT ARTISAN GOUDA, SHADAGEE FARM, CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT

Each month, your Neighboring Food Co-ops feature our region’s artisan cheesemakers by offering a specially selected cheese at great price. Look for the “Cave to Co-op” sign in the cheese section at your local food co-op. To find one near you, visit www.nfca.coop/members.


This Month’s Selection:

VERMONT ARTISAN GOUDA, SHADAGEE FARM, CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT 

Marjorie Urie and family live and work on their Shadagee Farmstead in Craftsbury Common. Brett and Marjorie took over the family far in 2001 after 12 years farming with Brett’s parents. In 2009, they built a state of the art dairy facility and the way was paved for Marjorie to realize her dreams of turning their beautiful milk into beautiful cheese. And beautiful cheese it is!

The Uries love their farm and family, and make the most of both. Their milking herd intensively grazes the pastures and the whole family is involved in the day to day tasks and chores required to run the farm and support the cheese business.

Vermont Artisan Gouda is made from the raw farmstead cow milk of their herd. The rind is natural with a light paracoat and the flavor is creamy, smooth and mild – a real labor of love.

The cheese is wonderful as a table cheese, in sandwiches and with fruit. Here are some fall recipes that use Vermont Artisan Gouda in ways that highlight its mild sweet qualities.

 

 

Spicy Greens w/Mushrooms and Gouda

Serves 4

  • ½ pound assorted fresh mushrooms
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 T wine vinegar
  • 1 t Dijon mustard
  • 5 cups spicy greens
  • ¾ C Vermont Artisan Gouda, coarsely grated

Pre-heat oven to 425°.

Toss the mushrooms with 3 T of the olive oil and some salt and pepper.

Roast in 1 layer for about 15 minutes on a sheet pan until golden brown, turning once. Remove from the oven and cool. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar with the mustard, salt and pepper to taste and the remaining olive oil. Toss the mushrooms with the Gouda and the greens until evenly coated. Serve.

 


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