Farm-Fresh Vermont: Culinary Wonders of the Green Mountain State

Discover great traditions of cuisine in Vermont, where you’ll enjoy cooking demonstrations, visit local farms, sample regional cuisine and learn the story of the Champlain Valley.
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Program No. 8934RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience farm-fresh, artisan-crafted culinary delights on this sumptuous journey through New England’s agricultural belt of Vermont. Through expert cooking demonstrations and field trips, taste authentic New England foods including cheeses, maple products, smoked meats, cider, wine and distilled spirits — and learn how they are made. Meet with local chefs, small-scale cheese makers, maple tappers and entrepreneurs who demonstrate the quality and artistry of Vermont foods. Hear from local experts on how to cook with local, seasonal ingredients and enjoy a lecture on the history of the Champlain Valley.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Minimal walking and standing; some stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn how culinary artisans and growers produce some of Vermont’s favorite goodies, with plenty of samples to go around.
  • See firsthand demonstrations of gourmet perfection by the Brandon Inn’s acclaimed Austrian chef.
  • Get the inside scoop on how Vermonters developed a unique culture of sustainability, freshness and craftsmanship.
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Robert Barral
Robert Barral is the executive chef of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt. He attended culinary school himself in another Montpellier, the city in the Languedoc region of France, then continued his training as a chef at some of the finest establishments in Europe. He crossed the ocean in 1976 and has cooked in Montreal, Edmonton, Chicago and Boston. A faculty member at the NECI since 1987, Chef Barral is known for being a great teacher of classic French techniques as well as for his award-winning Chocolate Bombe.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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