Parish Hill Creamery
Parish Hill creamery is a family endeavor drawing on Peter Dixon's 35 years of cheesemaking and consulting experience. With Rachel and Alex, and the apprentices and children, peter is orchestrating the fermentation and transformation of excellent milk into beautiful and delicious cheese.
Parish Hill cheese is the expression of raw milk from elm lea farm in the hands of the cheesemakers, with creamery propagated cultures, traditional rennet, and hand harvested sea salt. The alchemy of make and age take place in the village of Westminster West, Vermont.
We make cheese by hand. though, in his 30th year of cheesemaking, peter finally got that dutch vat with the electric stirrers...) From pick-up at the farm, to fermentation and flocculation in the vat, to hooping, to salting, to flipping and washing, brushing and hanging, and ultimately readying for market.
Peter makes cheese traditionally, simply, as near to home as possible, and with the highest quality ingredients and results as can be had. Rachel landed in the catbird seat: making and sharing the fruits of Parish Hill, and more, working with Peter and Alex in this pursuit. Alex hadn't planned to make cheese, but there is a predilection, and she keeps us on point and on task. So why not?