Collective Of Family-Run Upstate New York Dairy Farms Launch Craigs Creamery Cheese Brand

PAVILION, N.Y. – Craigs Creamery, founded by eight local farm families with support from Dairy Farmers of America, is a new cheese brand with a direct connection to the farm. From fresh milk that goes from cow to creamery within hours, to modern farming that focuses on environmental responsibility, the family-run farms of Craigs Creamery are committed to providing the best, freshest, New York dairy. Every Craigs Creamery slice, shred, bar and chunk is crafted with high-quality milk, allnatural ingredients and no added hormones.

“With Craigs Creamery, consumers get to know where their food comes from and can have confidence it was sourced responsibly — features that are highly important to today’s consumer,” said Frank Mariello, general manager at Craigs Creamery. “Now they can experience farm to table cheese and the goodness of family farming in the convenience of their grocery store.”

Made with only locally sourced milk from the family farms, Craigs Creamery believes the purity and freshness of its milk is critical to producing a higher quality cheese.

“Within our close-knit group of family farms, we deliver our cows a special diet of primarily locallysourced feed to ensure they produce only the highest-quality milk, which results in our great-tasting, award-winning cheese,” said Chris Noble seventh generation farmer at Craigs Creamery farm, Noblehurst Farms. “Fresh milk is picked up from the farms daily and delivered to the creamery, which is located just a few miles from where the cows are milked.”

The farm families maintain the tradition of family farming while incorporating the forward-thinking, innovative practices of modern agriculture. One of the farms features a state-of-the-art bio-digester that powers the creamery — it is the only digester in the U.S. that fuels an on-site plant. The digester is powered by animal waste, which is also used to fertilize the fields, and expired food from the local community; in the past five years it has upcycled nearly 20 million pounds of food scraps that otherwise would have gone to a landfill.

“At Craigs Creamery, we’re focused on the future of farming, which is why we’re constantly seeking new methods to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Chris Noble. “From the bio-digester to solar panels to recycling water waste, we are investing in sustainable methods and working towards becoming a zerowaste operation.”

Craigs Creamery offers a variety of product options including Whole Milk Mozzarella, Swiss, Mild/Medium/Sharp Cheddar and Muenster cheese, which are available in slices, shreds, chunks and snack bars. Craigs Creamery cheese products are currently available at Giant Landover, Stop & Shop and ShopRite stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

About Craigs Creamery

Craigs Creamery was founded by eight family-run dairy farms in upstate New York in 2018. Every Craigs Creamery slice, shred, bar and chunk is crafted with high-quality milk with all-natural ingredients and no added hormones. The family-run farms have a strong commitment to natural, nutritious food produced with respect for the land. And that’s at the heart of what makes Craigs Creamery cheese so wholesomely good. Enjoy the difference of farm-fresh goodness at your table. Craigs Creamery products can be found in the refrigerated dairy aisle in Giant Landover, Stop & Shop and ShopRite. Craigs Creamery is wholly owned by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). For more information about our products and Craigs Creamery, visit