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Billings Farm in Woodstock, VT Hosting Cheese & Dairy Days This Weekend

May 21, 2015 02:13PM ● By Victoria Pipas
Head on over to Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont, to get a slice of homemade cheese and many other delicious treats that celebrate Vermont’s dairy culture. May 23 and 24 mark Billings Farm’s 6th Annual Dairy Days. You and your family can enjoy a multitude of dairy products, learn about dairy farming in Vermont, and even take part in activities like making butter and ice cream.

The Cheese and Dairy Celebration starts on Saturday at 10am and lasts until 5pm, with the same hours on Sunday. Throughout each day, you will have the chance to meet some of the region’s finest cheese makers, who will be bringing their products to the farm and offering free samples. These experts will also offer details about their farming and cheese production practices so you can learn what really goes on behind the cheddar in your sandwich! This is a wonderful opportunity to expand your culinary knowledge about local products and maybe even develop a taste for some new and bold favorites.

The events included in the Cheese and Dairy Celebration are hands-on and engaging for visitors of all ages. Dairy education programs offered by cheese makers will provide background knowledge of dairy farming and practices. Then visitors can learn the ins and outs of bovine competition and quality, and participate in “Judge Jerseys” with the farm manager. Other workshops include “Inside-Out Cow,” where participants can learn cow anatomy, and “Cow Make-Over,” which teaches the proper ways to care for and groom cows to be judged in a show. Children will love making dairy headbands and moo masks. And who would say no to

Tickets for the event range from $14 for adults to $4 for ages 3 to 4, with no charge for children under three. In addition, purchasing a ticket gives visitors full access to the historical farmhouse and other farm life exhibits. So mooove over amusement parks—summer’s most fun family activity is coming through! What better way to spend your weekend?  

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