Owned by Dawn & Daniel Boucher, Green Mountain Blue Cheese is a small family owned business located near Highgate Center in Vermont. The Boucher family have been associated with agriculture firstly in Quebec and then Vermont for nearly 400 years, and the current farm continues this tradition.
The Boucher's farm is large, including about 800 acres of arable land and about 200 acres of managed woodlands. Recently, the Bouchers created a partnership with another dairying couple who are now sharing their farm, thereby creating a number of other possibilities.
The farm is also home to a mixed herd of French Normandy, Jersey and Holstein cows that provide milk for cheese production.
The Bouchers currently produce six, raw milk cheeses: Boucher Blue, Gore-Dawn Zola, Tomme Collins, Brother Laurent, Connor Abbey and Madison.
Based on a Fourme d'Ambert receipe, Boucher Blue is a firm, blue veined cheese with a natural rind, weighing about 3.5 lbs. The interior paste is ivory-white in color, close and dense with fairly sparse but distinct blue veins. The paste becomes darker and more caramel-colored towards the rind
Flavors are sweet, milky, earthy and woodsy with lingering notes of chestnuts, hay and mushrooms.