At last year’s American Cheese Society conference, one of the first-prize winners was a cheese called "Tarentaise". It’s made at Thistle Hill Farm in North Pomfret, by John and Janine Putnam.
Everything the Putnams need to make their cheese is within walking distance of their 1800’s white farmhouse.
Nestled within the deep hills are the dairy barn, the cheese house, cow pastures, and the farm’s working labor…in the form of their four children.
VPR’s Sarah Ashworth visited the Putnams and takes us through a day of cheesemaking: