F. H. Gillingham & Sons General Store and Vermont Farmstead Cheese joined forces to produce and marketGillingham Vermont Heritage Cheddar , a new brand based on 126 years of tradition in Vermont.


F. H. Gillingham & Sons General Store, Woodstock, Vt., and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., South Woodstock, Vt., are partnering to produce and marketGillingham Vermont Heritage Cheddar , a new brand based on 126 years of tradition in Vermont. The first result of this joint effort is an all-natural artisan cheddar cheese, which is made using 100% Vermont milk and will be marketed regionally and nationally.
 
Both organizations are deeply rooted in the Woodstock community, with Vermont Farmstead’s dairy farm and Gillingham’s retail operations located just a few miles apart.

“We have had a close bond with F.H. Gillingham ever since we founded our creamery,” says Vince Galluccio board member of Farmstead. “We are very excited to begin producing and selling the Gillingham Vermont Heritage Cheddar with a deep-rooted legacy of sustainability and quality.  Gillingham’s is a true, traditional, time-tested general store, with 126 years of history in Vermont cheese and specialty food sales. Their loyalty and commitment to the state’s economy and agribusiness runs deep.”
 
The new artisanGillingham Vermont Heritage Cheddar will be available for consumers in mid-August in Gillingham’s Woodstock store and on their website, www.gillinghams.com, with availability in other retail stores anticipated in early September. A portion of the profits from sales of Vermont Heritage Cheddar will be donated to the Vermont Dairy Foundation, a charity specifically established by Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. to help struggling Vermont dairy farmers.