Maple Beyond Breakfast

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.

Heaven in Vermont Grilled Cheese

Try a Couture family classic: rich and creamy maple cheesecake. It includes both maple syrup and pure maple sugar, the original form used to store maple before refrigeration.

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.

Maple Wheat Berry Salad

The Putnams are another Vermont Cabot family who sugar every spring. Sarah Putnam shared an easy, snackable cracker recipe that makes a perfect partner for Cabot cheddar.

Putnam Hill Farm

Maple and yogurt go so well together as shown in these two simple, wholesome recipes for a morning or snack smoothie and a quick protein-rich dip for sliced fruit.

Maple Moo Smoothie

Fruit Yogurt Dip

There are several surprises in this unusual Thai peanut “noodle” recipe featuring spaghetti squash and a creamy peanut sauce sweetened lightly with maple syrup.

Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash

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


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