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We love artisan cheese

We are a family of maniacal cheese-lovers with a commitment to making locally-sourced, handcrafted cheeses of the finest quality. Our signature cheese is St. Stephen, a decadent, award-winning triple cream. Our recipes are the product of more than 25 years of combined experience in the specialty cheese industry. Through careful crafting, we make cheeses that showcase the Hudson Valley's bounty and please palates all over the world. 


the Cheese

the Cheese


St. Stephen

Our first cheese is a beautiful, hand-crafted triple cream that bursts with buttery and milky overtones. A smooth, silky interior made from all natural jersey cow’s milk and fresh jersey cream creates the perfect texture, while our soft, bloomy rind adds an earthy flavor with nutty undertones. St. Stephen will leave you wanting more to share with a friend and a glass of bubbly. This classic cheese works anytime of day – spread it on your toast for breakfast, serve it as an appetizer before dinner or dress it up with some honey or berries for a fancy dessert.

To place an order for cheese, please contact us at 


St. Stephen’s awards include:


2017 Silver medal in the artisan cheese category, New York State Fair

2016 Gold medal in the artisan cheese category, New York State Fair

2016 sofi™ Awards finalist

2015 Silver medal in the artisan cheese category, New York State Fair


The fowl

The fowl

Josie, our business manager and amateur cheese maker oversees daily operations and finances for the business.

Willy, our head cheese maker, has over 15 years of artisanal cheesemaking experience.

Shaleena, our head of sales and marketing, works her mojo to get the cheese that we make into the mouths of grateful cheese lovers.


the spot

the spot

We’ve moved!

Four Fat Fowl is now located in our new facility in the former Stephentown Elementary School at 473 State Route 43 in Stephentown, NY. We have been working to renovate this locally-beloved space into a state-of-the-art cheesemaking facility that is more energy efficient and gives us plenty of aging space to grow into.


Where to Buy

Where to Buy

Buy Onsite

We don’t keep regular retail hours but we are generally open during our production hours, Monday - Thursday 10-4, for walk-in customers.

Whole Foods

St. Stephen is available at most Whole Foods locations. It’s always best to call ahead to make sure it’s in stock

Buy Online

Murray's Cheese


Many restaurants feature St. Stephen on their menus. Manhattan’s Tribeca Grill, for example, serves it year-round.

New Jersey

Nicholas Markets, N. Haledon

Sickles Market, Little Silver

Wine Library, Springfield

Super Cellars, Ridgewood

Cheese...Please!, Cranford

Brick Farm Market, Hopewell

Market Basket, Franklin Lakes

Pino's Gift Basket Shoppe & Wine Cellar, Highland Park 

Pearl Street Market, Long Beach Island 



Di Bruno Bros, Philadelphia 

Swarthmore Co-op, Swarthmore


Rhode Island

Milk and Honey, Tiverton


South Carolina

American Grocery, Greenville

Avondale Wine & Cheese, Charleston

Boone Hall Farms, Mt. Pleasant

Goat.sheep.cow, Charleston

The Gourmet Shop, Columbia


North Carolina

Artisan, Winston Salem

The Wine Shop at Foxcroft, Charlotte


Henry’s Market, Bennington

Clear Brook Farm, Shaftsbury


Unwined, Alexandria

Cheesetique, Alexandria and Shirlington

The Locke Store, Millwood

Union Market, Richmond

Wine Maestro, Mooresville


Willy Street Co-op, Middleton


Washington, DC

Bower's Fancy Dairy Products

Cork Market

Red Apron

Little Red Fox


Venissimo Cheese, Los Angeles and San Diego

DTLA Cheese, Los Angeles

Meat House, Los Angeles

McCall's Meat & Fish, Los Angeles

Milkfarm, Los Angeles


Freunds Farm Market, East Canaan 


The Back Burner To Go, Hockessin


Whole Foods, Portland


FireFly Farms, Accident

Atwaters, Baltimore

Graul's Market, Lutherville and Ruxton

Roots Market, Clarksville and Olney

Chester River Wine & Cheese Co., Chestertown


Marketplace Kitchen, Sheffield

Public Market, West Stockbridge

Wild Oats Market, Williamstown

Country Store at Jiminy Peak, Hancock

Papa’s Healthy Food and Fuel, East Otis 

Store at Five Corners, South Williamstown

Loebs Foodtown, Lenox

River Valley Coop, Northampton

Williamsburg Market, Williamsburg

Harry’s Supermarket, Pittsfield

Cornucopia Foods, Northampton

Butcher Boy Market, Andover


The Wedge & Wheel, Minneapolis-St. Paul

Lunds & Byerlys, Minneapolis

Lake Wine and Spirits, Minneapolis

New Hampshire

Monadnock Food Coop, Keene


New York

The Cheese Traveler, Albany

Honest Weight Food Coop, Albany

Blueberry Hill Market Cafe, New Lebanon

Old Chatham Country Store, Chatham

Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn

The Big Cheese, Mineola

Zabars, New York

Citarella, New York

Murray's Cheese, New York

Stinky Bklyn, New York

The Cheese Plate, New Paltz

Water Street Market, New Paltz

Olde Hudson, Hudson

Talbott & Arding, Hudson

Sydney's "Taylor" Made Cuisine, Westhampton Beach

Artisanal Premium Cheese, Wallkill

McEnroe's Farm Market, Millerton 

Sparkling Pointe, Southold

Tarry Market, Port Chester

The Berry Patch, Stephentown

Big Rock Community Farms Market, Stanfordville

Hewitt's Market, Berlin

Purdy's Farm Shop, North Salem 

Adams Fairacre Farms, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger, and Newburgh

Copake General Store, Copake

Olde Hudson, Hudson

If you don't see a retailer near you, email us at We can ship to you!

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