On Tuesday, Bob and I decided to go out and play for a bit. We decided to go visit Fat Toad Farm, a Central Vermont goat dairy. They specialize in Goat’s Milk Caramel sauces and fresh goat cheeses. They are one of the first small-scale producers of Goat’s Milk Caramel (the traditional Mexican confection known as cajeta in the United States.
We have been indulging (actually, OVER indulging) in the Caramel for quite awhile. Pretty decadent on just about ANYTHING! Of course, we are on their email list, so we hear about anything new going on at the Farm. Well, we recently got an email about their new Salted Bourbon Caramel and we couldn’t wait to try it. Of course with it being Foliage season, I just didn’t have a chance to get out to get some. It didn’t stop me from talking about it at breakfast each morning with guests. So much so, MANY and I mean MANY of our guests, wanted directions to the farm to do a bit of sampling. There wasn’t a day that someone didn’t come home in the afternoon, saying that they went to FAT TOAD FARM. They took the tour, sampled cheese and of course, all caramel flavors. Each person would hand Bob or me their cheese purchases to store in the fridge for them. Being the good innkeeper, we would, happily. They would tell us about how good the caramel sauces were, and how yummy the new Salted Bourbon Caramel was. Now, I don’t want anyone to take this the wrong way, BUT…..NOT ONE PERSON OFFERED US A TASTE OF THE SALTED BOURBON CARAMEL!!! I turned them on to it in the first place….just kidding, truthfully, I don’t want to share mine!!
So, we took our tour, met the goats and various other animals and then we SAMPLED cheese and of course, caramel. Even though we have had their cheeses and caramel before, we didn’t want to be rude, so we tasted everything. Wasn’t anything we didn’t like. Now, tasting the Salted Bourbon Caramel……oh my, it was oh so good! Lastly, we shopped, and shopped some more…..cheese and caramel (especially caramel) came home with us. It was a fun afternoon.
Now, remember, when you come to visit the Canterbury House…..Fat Toad Farm should be on your “Things to do list”. Truly, a Vermont Classic experience. Oh, and might I offer this little tidbit of advice……Check the bottom of your shoes, BEFORE you get into the car…..I didn’t…….a memento I didn’t quite want!!! Check out Fat Toad Farm website…..you can order online AND they have a list of stores that carry their products, so there might be one near you! www.fattoadfarm.com.