Mad River Taste Place

The Mad River Taste Place is a retail store dedicated to showcasing products from the makers and growers of the Mad River Valley and all throughout Vermont. 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 retail store focused on local, artisan food and drink. Over a hundred 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. 

Taste

Our cheesemonger and cicerone are here to offer guided samplings of cheeses & meats, 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 tasting board featuring cheese, charcuterie, bread and jams or a grilled cheese sandwich made with our blend of cheeses and a condiment.  Served on Red Hen Bakery Mad River Grain with pickles on the side.  We would love to pour you a glass of beer, wine or hard cider - ask us about our current selection!

Provision

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

Gather

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.

Learn

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.