Consider Bardwell Farm
Angela Miller is a prominent literary agent in New York City. After her marriage became strained, her job too stressful, and the social whirl on Shelter Island unsatisfying, she and her husband decided to buy Consider Bardwell Farm in Vermont and become cheese makers (all while maintaining their New York jobs and lives). What started as a weekend hobby with six "girls" (as she calls her goats) developed into a passion and a culinary and media phenomenon. Miller and her farm have been written up in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, the Daily News, Travel and Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Martha Stewart Living, and many other national publications, and her cheeses are featured on the menus of some of the finest restaurants in the country, including The French Laundry, Per Se, Daniel, and Jean Georges. They have also won several prestigious awards from the American Cheese Society including Third Place Overall for the aged Rupert cow's milk cheese in 2009 (out of 1,300 cheeses).
Angela's journey to cheese glory is documented in her acclaimed memoirs, HAY FEVER How Chasing a Dream on a Vermont Farm Changed My Life
In this inspiring, informative, and often funny memoir about changing your life at mid-point, Angela Miller, a high-powered New York literary agent, describes the eye-opening challenges and rewards of buying a goat farm in Vermont and making some of America's best cheese--all while maintaining her career in Manhattan.
What started as a part time "project" turned into a full-blown obsession and culinary passion that has changed her and her husband's lives forever. Today, cheeses from Consider Bardwell Farm (Vermont's first cheese making farm) are featured at some of the country's best restaurants, including Jean Georges, Daniel, and The French Laundry.
Hay Fever is an inspiring and entertaining memoir that will whet the appetite of food lovers and would-be farmers from coast to coast.