Summer Spotlight

Summer Spotlight

Brad McNamaraJul 12, '21

We love to highlight the fantastic local producers we work with and their delicious products.  Behind every bite we take is a story of people and community. 

Maplebrook Farm produces handmade artisanal cheeses in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  They use old-world cheese-making techniques to produce fresh quality products with remarkable flavor and texture.  rBGH & rBST- free, 100% Vermont Milk provides a distinguished quality and unparalleled flavor. 

In 2003, while visiting Manchester, VT, Johann Englert had a flashback to her college years. A cluster of fresh mozzarella balls sitting on the counter of an Italian specialty shop reminded her of a groceria she and her mother had visited while traveling in Italy.  These cheese artisans produced genuine, Old Wold mozzarella.  Johann could not find that level of quality in Boston and bought 20 balls on the spot.  She asked Mike Scheps, the owner’s son and 3rd generation cheesemaker if he would be able to supply her with small quantities.  Since that day, the business has boomed and the operation moved from a kitchen to a small store to a 50,000 sq ft building. 

Maplebrook developed an apprenticeship program to teach new employees the art of making perfect mozzarella.  The program started with 3 local Vermonters and has grown to include 65 employees who are making small batches of cheese and wrapping them by hand every day of the week.
Morrissey Market is proud to work with Maplebrook Farm and we think everyone should taste the difference of generations of craftsmanship plus great local ingredients.  

For a limited time Maplebrook Farm's burrata, one of our team favorites, will be available at a special price.  Try it now and thank us later!