Gammelgården Creamery in Pownal, VT makes farmstead dairy products, including cultured butter, buttermilk, skyr, and fresh cheese, with milk from a small herd of six Jersey cows. Farmer and former Wild Oats employee Stina Kutzer and her sister Marta Willett started Gammelgården in 2010 with the goal of making the fresh dairy products their families enjoyed available to the local community. Between Stina, Marta, and the cows, Gammelgården is a truly woman-owned and operated family business.
Operating on a small scale with milk from her own cows allows Stina a unique level of control over every step in production. Gammelgården’s commitment to quality begins with farming practices and continues all the way to market. The cows are pastured in the spring, summer and fall, and milked twice a day by hand. Slow pasteurization preserves both the taste and nutrient content of the milk. Using milk produced on the farm and a vat pasteurizer means each product is made in small batches of 22 gallons maximum. Gammelgården is committed to the health and happiness of both its cows and its customers.
Gammelgården Creamery’s premium products practically sell themselves at Wild Oats Market. Gammelgarden skyr, an Icelandic yogurt traditionally made with skim milk, is described by some as the best yogurt they have ever eaten, and our market can barely keep it in stock. Gammelgarden skyr comes in two flavors: plain and maple. Stina also produces “Jammin Skyr, ” single serving parfaits made with skyr and local jams, and “Skyr on the Battenkill,” a parfait made with locally produced Battenkill Brittle. Wild Oats also stocks Gammelgarden butter when it is available.
If you haven’t yet tried the farmstead products made by Gammelgarden, we strongly encourage you to do so!