Vermont Cheese Revolution with Rory Stamp - 2018 CMI ChampionOctober 29th, 2018
Monday, Octover 29th
6:30 PM - 8 PM (EDT)
Although cheesemakers have populated the Green Mountains for over a century, more than half of Vermont's artisan cheesemakers are less than a decade old! New Vermont cheesemakers are changing the dairy landscape of the Northeast, crafting award-winning cheeses and building new traditions to rival their European counterparts. Join Vermont Cheese Council Boardmember and Cheesemonger Invitational Winner Rory Stamp in an exploration of the Vermont Cheese Revolution. You'll taste through the best of Vermont artisans, and hear the stories behind the makers leading the fight for real American cheese.
Rory Stamp has worked in New England’s artisan cheese industry for more than six years. A native Vermonter, Rory began his career in cheese as a farmhand on Martha’s Vineyard, later training at the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese, apprenticing at Consider Bardwell Farm, working as a monger and educator at Formaggio Kitchen, and managing sales and distribution for Shelburne Farms. After building the Artisan Food Program at Dedalus Wine in Burlington, VT, Rory is now the Accounts Manager for MidwestRoots and the founder of COD Consulting, providing sales and marketing strategy to the specialty food and beverage industry. Rory serves on the board of the Vermont Cheese Council, Slowfood VT, and is accredited by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.