Spring in the Northeast brings continued cold nights along with warmer days that send a signal to the sap to start running. Maple sugaring season has begun and the sweet scent of sugarhouse steam floats through the hills, a mouthwatering reminder of all the great ways to enjoy pure, natural syrup.
If you think maple is just for breakfast, try it in an exceptional grilled cheese, savory wheatberry salad and homemade cracker that pairs perfectly with cheddar, of course! #cabotcheese Click To Tweet
Many Cabot farmers tap maple trees on the side; some even run fairly significant maple businesses like Pauline and Jacques Couture who ship maple products, including their own candy, all over the globe from Westfield, Vermont. They have even been inducted into the International Maple Hall of Fame.
When you produce your own maple syrup, you find lots of creative ways to use it beyond poured over pancakes and waffles. (Though we heartily endorse that use!)
We call this maple-kissed grilled cheese and bacon sandwich Heaven in Vermont. Just one bite will make very clear why.
Maple-mustard dressing ties a nutty wheatberry salad together with a sweet-spicy bow and also works beautifully with spinach or other dark leafy greens.
There are several surprises in this unusual Thai peanut “noodle” recipe featuring spaghetti squash and a creamy peanut sauce sweetened lightly with maple syrup.
Learn more about the 1,000 farm families who own Cabot Creamery, and check out all of the different ways that Cabot farmers diversify; including which farms have a Maple Syrup operation.
Click on the states below to find participating Sugarhouses and events near you:
NY Maple Weekend: March 17-18 & March 24-25
VT Maple Open House Weekend: March 24-25
NH Maple Weekend: March 24-25
MA Maple Weekend: March 17-18
CT Maple Events: Throughout the Month of March
ME Maple Sunday: March 25th