Mad River Taste Place

The Mad River Taste Place is dedicated to celebrating the makers and growers of the Mad River Valley. Here you will find high quality, handmade artisan food and drink and can learn about the people behind these products.

What is the Mad River Taste Place?

The Taste Place is a learning center, tasting gallery, retail store and gathering place focused on local, artisan food and drink. Over 50 makers are represented with a wide selection of products that range from cultured butter, naturally leavened bread, handmade chocolates, an extensive and changing selection of Vermont cheeses, old-world style charcuterie, craft beer, hard cider, wine and distilled spirits. Many of these products are made within just a few miles of the Taste Place. 


Our cheesemonger and cicerone are here to offer guided tastings of cheeses, beer, hard cider and distilled spirits. Learn about the producers and what makes their products superior. The difference will be obvious as soon as you taste it. 

Eat and Drink

After a hike, driving tour or morning ski, stop in for a classic European ploughman’s lunch of cheese, charcuterie and bread.  Keep the meal local with a pint of Tin Hat hard cider, Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine or a French Press pot of locally roasted Awake coffee.


Explore our beverage cooler for hard-to-get local brews or purchase everything you need for après ski, a hiking picnic or cocktail party.  


Our beautiful space is perfect for a birthday or anniversary. Treat your wedding guests to a beer and cheese tasting or host your office holiday party at the Taste Place. We also have a conference room and a training room available for rent.


Meet the makers and hear and see how they create their products by hand. Participate in one of our eater workshops and learn how to create beautiful cheese boards to serve at your next gathering.