Alison Leber Memorial Scholarship

Alison Leber’s legacy is being honored with a memorial scholarship at the Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts. The scholarship pays tribute to Leber’s expertise and passion for cheese and education, inspiring future culinary talents.

Thank you for helping us carry on the spirit of Alison with these scholarships. Donations are tax deductible.

Quillisascut Farmers (Rick and Lora Lea Misterly) met Alison in 1992 when she purchased Brie and Bordeaux. It was always a celebration to deliver our cheese to the specialty cheese and wine shop. We were greeted with big smiles and support for anything new (and old) in our cheese selections. She encouraged Lora Lea’s curiosity for playing with different styles of cheese and creating a place to share them with the customers at Brie and Bordeaux.

Group of Quillisascut Culinary students with Alison Leber
Alsion was a steady hand in shepherding this group of culinarians at Quillisascut Farm.

In more recent years Alison would visit Quillisascut Farm and help with the culinary workshops. She was always in motion, a steady hand in shepherding the program and students. Her smiling presence made everything better. In her heart she was a farmer! And she had a big heart for sharing her love! Twice she hosted fundraisers at Brimmer & Healtap for QEF. She wanted everyone to have the opportunity to attend a workshop at Quillisascut and connect with the land and build community around the farmer’s table.

Here is an assortment of cheese, because Alison was all about the cheese!

Brian and Alison pressing apples for cider at Quillisascut, fall of 2019.