Roberto Gautier

Roberto Gautier

Roberto Gautier, a former cheesemonger, studied the marketing of artisanal products and agritourism in Italy and has consulted for Italian organic producers in search of U.S. markets. In addition to managing Fresh Air Tourism (F.A.T.) and cooking classes through Roberto’s Trattoria Club, he is developing a curriculum/internship for sustainable hospitality students in southern Vermont.

Survival of the Rawest

Written by Roberto Gautier | December 01, 2007


Sometimes the food world offers bona fide drama made for “reality” TV. Survival of the Rawest is the working title for my imagined submission to the networks. This virtual “hit-show” is actually in production right now on small farms in the Northeast. And the subject is the clash of live foods with dead ones.

Cheese Culture

Written by Roberto Gautier | September 01, 2007


In 1882, Emil Frey, a Swiss immigrant working at a deli-owner’s cheese factory in Monroe, N.Y., supplied his boss’s deli with a spreadable cheese called Bismarck schlossekase. Inspired by this cheese, Frey went on to create a bewitching cultural and food revolution with a processed cheese that would be called Velveeta. Along with Cheez Whiz, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and La Vache Qui Rit, Velveeta and its industrial counterparts have obscured the legacy of thousands of years of traditional cheesemaking.

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Vermont's Local Banquet Magazine illuminates the connections between local food and Vermont communities. Our stories, interviews, and essays reveal how Vermont residents are building their local food systems, how farmers are faring in a time of great opportunity and challenge, and how Vermont’s agricultural landscape is changing as the localvore movement shapes what is grown and raised here.


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