Change From Within: The Efforts of Eco-Conscious Cheesemakers

April 20, 2022 RICH MANNING, VinePair

Discussions of cheese’s impact on the environment tend to skip big-picture discussions concerning the industry and go straight to individual choice. This is particularly the case online, as the internet teems with articles and blog posts urging people to chop cheese from their lives for the good of the planet. While these urgencies have noble intentions, the solutions they produce are ones that only work on a small, individual scale. 

Cheeses, They’re Just Like Us! The wheels at Crown Finish Caves

November 24, 2021 Eric Lach, The New Yorker

A lot of people think that they want to work in a cheese cave,” Caroline Hesse, the head of sales at Crown Finish Caves, a cheese-aging company in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, said, standing by a door marked “Employees Only.” “Then, when they realize that you’re in a tunnel that’s thirty feet underground for eight hours a day, a lot of them are, like, ‘Oh, maybe not.’ ” Hesse opened the door to let in a visitor.

Relationships Helped Cheesemakers Through Pandemic

During the American Cheese Society’s virtual conference, Thursday, Emily Harbison, technical specialist with Dairy Connection, and Dave Potter, vice president of Dairy Connection, shared their perspective on how COVID-19 impacted the specialty cheese industry. Dairy Connection, Inc. is an ingredient supplier to specialty, farmstead, and small-to-midsize cheese and fermented-milk manufacturers nationwide.

FireFly Farms Partners with Crown Finish Caves on Carpenter’s Wheel

April 15, 2021 FireFly Farms

Carpenter’s Wheel is a good cheese made great through a partnership where each can focus on their strength: FireFly as cheese maker, Crown Finish Caves as affineur.

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A New Creamery in Olde Kensington Pays Homage to Pennsylvania’s Rich Dairy Culture

April 8, 2021 Dayna Evans,

With eight cheeses a year, plus drinkable yogurt, kefir, and whey tonic, the new urban creamery wants to do PA’s rich dairy culture justice.