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Contact: William W. Jenney
               Regional Historic Site Administrator
September 2, 2005
               802-672-3773; [log in to unmask]
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Cheese Recipe Contest at Coolidge Historic Site

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. - The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is
seeking entries for the cheese recipe contest that will be held at the
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site on Saturday, September 10.
The contest is part of the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival - an annual
event that celebrates the bounty of the harvest season with special emphasis
on the award-winning world of Vermont made cheese.   

    Plymouth's unique granular curd cheese is made exclusively at the
Plymouth Cheese Factory and has been a popular ingredient in local family
recipes since the factory opened in 1890.  John Coolidge, son of the
President, sold the factory to the State of Vermont in 1998; the factory now
operates under the management of "Frog City Cheese."      
    Contestants are asked to bring their entry to the cheese factory on
September 10 between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.  A hand-printed or typed copy of
the recipe should accompany the actual culinary creation.  Please attach
your name, address, and telephone number on separate sheet of paper.  All
recipes must use PLYMOUTH CHEESE.  Contestants may submit two different
recipes for consideration.  Only original (or old family) recipes will be
eligible.  Recipes will be judged on originality, presentation, and taste!

     A panel of three distinguished judges will announce the winners at 1:00
p.m. as part of the festival celebration.  Prizes are provided courtesy of
Frog City Cheese and the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site:
First Place: Wheel of Plymouth Cheese, Second Place: Frog City Cheese coffee
mug, Third Place: Plymouth tee-shirt.  
     The Plymouth Cheese Recipe Contest is co-sponsored by Frog City Cheese
& the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.  Other activities during
the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., include
fiddler Adam Boyce's "Sprightly Steps" presentation at 11:00 (sponsored by
the Vermont Humanities Council), cheese sampling by members of the Vermont
Cheese Council, historic farm and craft demonstrations, wagon rides, and

     For further information about the recipe contest and the Plymouth
Cheese & Harvest Festival, contact the President Calvin Coolidge State
Historic Site, 802-672-3773.  For information about the Vermont state-owned
historic sites, visit the sites online at www.HistoricVermont.org
History Where It Happened

John P. Dumville
Historic Sites Operations Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building, Drawer 20
Montpelier, Vermont  05620-0501

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