Madeleine Vedel

Traveling Fromagere

Madeleine Vedel is an accomplished goat cheese maker, goat farm developer in the US and culinary tour guide in Provence. Trained in France, she brings her cheese and culinary know-how across the Atlantic to her home country. And, during the winter, she organizes culinary tours back in her home in Avignon, France.

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Madeleine Vedel is a specialist in Culinary project development. Fresh from the creation of the award-winning Idyll Farms Goat Creamery in Northport, Michigan, she shares her time between her French home in Avignon where she has been offering cooking classes and culinary & wine tours for over 15 years, and consulting in the development of budget & state of the art goat creameries. Educated in the United States and Paris, she is fluent in English, French and Japanese. In her years in Provence she has come to treasure the bounty of the region, and the skills and passion of its many artisans. A featured speaker at the International Association of Culinary Professionals' meetings in 2000 and 2004, she has also free-lanced translating multiple cookbooks and wine articles.

During the economic downturn in 2008 Madeleine took the unprogrammed ‘time-off’ to intern at her favorite goat dairy. Little did she know that that would lead to a new career developing farmstead goat dairies and award-winning cheeses.

Her two sons, Leo & Jonas, as well as her dog, Filou and cat, Sage, have accompanied her across the ocean and back. If only goats were as portable.