Thistle Hill Farm Tarentaise is an aged, raw milk, farmstead organic cheese which is handmade by John and Janine Putnam on their family farm in North Pomfret, Vermont from the certified organic milk of their grass fed Jersey cows.

Tarentaise is unique to Pomfret, Vermont – its soil, geography climate and flora combine to give Tarentaise its characteristic smooth, subtle nut flavor and complex finish. Following the traditions of the Savoie region of the French Alps, Tarentaise is made in a copper vat, which is essential to the development of the proper flavor. The Putnams also make their own traditional rennet using the whey from the previous cheesemaking. Much as bakers use sourdough starter, this difficult process lends a complexity of flavor to the cheese which cannot otherwise be created.

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