Champlain Valley Cream Cheese

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What exactly makes the production of Champlain Valley Creamery’s cream cheese distinct from its industrial counterparts? To start with, the organic milk used to make the cheese comes from Journey’s Hope Farm, a neighboring dairy. Using organic cow’s milk from crossbred Jerseys and Holsteins that yield milk with high butterfat produces a tastier milky flavor in the cheese; a slight tang that can also be enjoyed with the creamery’s other cheeses (try Champlain Valley Triple Cream). 

Since the production of cream cheese is, in fact, medieval, it’s illogical to assume that it must be synonymous with Philadelphia. Champlain Valley Creamery’s cream cheese is proof that this category of cheese can far surpass industrial.

Although Champlain Valley Creamery is located right across Lake Champlain from where I live, it took a Bostonian to set me onto this promising alternative to Philadelphia… Hat tip to Jeremy Krantz (@JeremyKrantz) for his insightful cream cheese twitter postRead the full post at

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