Cheese Bound

Cheese at the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2010Unless you’re new to my blog, I’m assuming that you’re aware of my love for cheese.

This past Sunday, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the sold out Vermont Cheesemakers Festival. To say that it was a mind-blowing experience is putting it mildly.

I must have tasted over 50 different cheeses. I actually got to the point where I uttered the words that I have only spoken once before on a vacation to Paris in 2001: I can’t eat any more cheese.

I joked to my husband that the whole experience made me “weak in the cheese”.

[insert groan here]

I think I’ve now sufficiently recovered from my cheese coma and I’m ready to eat the goodies I brought home with me.

One of the best parts of the festival was this find from the Cellars at Jasper Hill (click on the image to enlarge):

Clothbound t-shirt by Cellars at Jasper Hill

I’m not sure why I never realized that the term “clothbound” was a bridge between my loves for bookbinding and cheese.

The world makes a lot more sense now.


6 Responses to “Cheese Bound”

By velma - 27 July 2010 Reply

o. my. god. cheese, good cheese, and such a shirt, too. where can i find such a shirt?

from the day when, as a teen, i discovered caerphilly to years later and the quebec fromagerie at noyen, i am a cheese nut. i even made cheese from my own goats a while back!

By Elissa - 27 July 2010 Reply

Velma –

The Cellars at Jasper Hill had the t-shirts for sale at their table, along with their super-yummy cheese. I was hoping that they’d have the t-shirts on their website, but I couldn’t find them on there. If you really want one, give them a call and I’m sure they’ll send you one. FYI – I’m keeping mine for myself. 🙂

That’s so awesome that you made cheese – I’m impressed! I don’t know anyone with a background in the cheese arts.


By velma - 28 July 2010 Reply

ya–i’m a cheesy sort! i will call about a shirt–i would NEVER expect the shirt off your back. i looked around the site and couldn’t find one.

my goats made wonderful milk and i made a soft, days old farmer cheese, and an older, two-four week old variety. there was almost NO info available for an adirondack mini-goat dairy farmer 27 years ago.

By Elissa - 28 July 2010 Reply

The t-shirt was a bargain too – only $10!

By velma - 28 July 2010 Reply

one is in the mail now. there will be two bookists (bookies? bookers?) out there with the shirt, both with curly hair!

By Elissa - 3 August 2010 Reply

Velma –

Hmmm…maybe there’s a curly hair, cheese, book arts connection – any folks out there wanna do a study?


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