Janet Fletcher’s latest:
“A cheese that not only tastes good but also does good makes you happy to part with your cash.
Every delicious wheel of Reading, a washed-rind cow’s milk cheese from Vermont’s Spring Brook Farm, helps support the Farms for City Kids Foundation, which brings urban preteens to the 1,000-acre estate for a week of learning in an agricultural setting.
Tarentaise, the farm’s signature wheel, is one of Vermont’s most acclaimed cheeses, but it doesn’t pay the bills. Spring Brook Farm milks only about 40 Jersey cows, not enough to support the cost of the ambitious educational program. So the creamery’s management decided to buy milk from other farms to make a second cheese.”