"Chaseholm Farm Creamery is off the beaten track just outside of Pine Plains. This is a family-affair: Rory Chase makes beautiful artisanal cheeses with milk from his sister’s cows."
Notes from the website: Welcome to the Chaseholm Farm Creamery; makers of small batch, artisanal cheese. The Creamery is located on the multi-generational Chaseholm Farm, just outside of Pine Plains, NY. The Creamery was founded in 2007 when Rory Chase returned home to the farm and started making cheese. Retrofitting a barn his grandfather built in the early 30s to serve as Cheesemaking Plant and Aging Cave. The Creamery is one of only a handful of Farmstead outfits producing cow’s milk cheese from their farm’s own herd, in the state of New York.
We are a grass-based dairy farm nestled in a 350-acre patchwork of pastures, crop land, woods and waterways. Chaseholm Farm continues today as a sibling effort in agriculture; Sarah Chase manages the grazing and farm lands, as well as a motley crew of Holsteins, Jerseys and a few Brown Swiss, while Rory turns that milk into delicious Farmstead cheeses at the Creamery.
Our relationship to the land is built on principles of sustainable agriculture; we believe the quality of our milk is deeply related to the quality of our soils and grasslands and the life they support. Creating farmstead cheeses gives us a chance to see our product from pasture grass to Camembert, our attention guiding it all the way. We are here to continue our family farm and a tradition of agriculture in our region while making foods we all can enjoy.