Seats Left on the Murray’s Bus to the Vermont Cheese Fest This Weekend

Vermont in summers is like what the season is meant to be: Breezy and warm, all dappled sun from those green, green trees. So if you don’t yet have plans this weekend, we’d like to encourage you to check out the bus trip Murray’s is planning to the Vermont Cheese Fest on Sunday, an all-day fromage binge at lovely Shelburne Farms (hay rides!

dairy cows and chickens!) profiled in the current issue. Edible Manhattan was lucky enough to score a seat on last year’s dairy-fueled two-day ride and we’ve been talking up the trip ever since.

The stops at this year’s will be slightly different — read about the weekend’s road trip to meet the makers of Tarentaise, a farm-to-table dinner at Bluebird Tavern right here — but is just as focused on give riders a taste of the best of Vermont. You meet at Murray’s bright and early on Saturday morning for breakfast, snuggle up on the bus with a Murray’s snack bag, then head on to the green hills of Vermont for two days spent eating some of the country’s most amazing dairy, but also exploring the region with folks who care about food and its makings as much as you do.

Friends are made, cheese is eaten, and if you’re really bold you might even dip your toes into the pristine waters of Lake Champlain. Then you get to nap all the way back home to Manhattan while someone else does the driving.






Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.