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.
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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.
We are committed to making a locally-sourced product that we can be proud of. It seems only fitting that our name should be locally-sourced as well. Our operation is based in Stephentown, a small town in Rensselaer County, NY. This area has a rich history going back to the colonial era. In the seventeenth century, the Dutch colonized the Hudson Valley and established a system of landholding called patroonship. The patroon was the landlord of a large piece of land on which lots of tenants settled. The last patroon of Rensselaerswyck (what is now Rensselaer County) was Stephen Van Rensselaer. Stephentown was named after him. His tenants called him the "Good Patroon" because he was lenient in collecting rent, which for tenants who had been there for seven years or more included "four fat fowl", a day's labor, and ten to twenty bushels of wheat per hundred acres. This fantastic history gave us the perfect name for our group.
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