view the 2015 vendor list and profiles

The following is a list of our 2015 Cheese Festival Vendors. If you are returning vendor, we are happy to update your information. If you are a new vendor, or considering joining us, please take a look at what we can do to help publicize your products.

TIP for festival-goers: Bring a cooler or cooler bag so your cheese purchases don’t suffer from the summer heat! (Alternatively, reusable insulated bags will be available for purchase at the festival.)

Adirondack Cheese Co., Barneveld and Clinton, NY

ADK cheddarWe specialize in superb New York State cheddar, aged on-site from one to seven years–so you are sure to find the sharpness you like. We also offer an array of flavored white cheddars and 14 different cheddar spreads (from garlic & herb to port wine to sun-dried tomato & basil, and many more!), and “squeaky” cheese curd.

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Alambria Springs Farm, Earlville, NY

Very special wood-fired bread: we bake naturally fermented, all-natural extended fermentation sourdough breads and rolls. We use locally sourced organic flours.

Bobby McFlee’s Irish Beer Cheese, Herkimer, NY

Irish beer cheeseBy popular demand, the star cheese of The Great American Irish Festival comes to the Little Falls Cheese Festival! This special recipe is made from a variety of hard and soft cheeses blended with herbs, spices, and beer (you’ll notice horseradish, garlic, and a little kick of hot pepper). Needs refrigeration and still remains spreadable or dunkable—perfect for crackers, vegetables, and even spread on a burger or sandwich. The booth will also have stickers and magnets for your fridge or car…

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Cat’s Creations, Ilion, NY, makes delectable baked goods using 100% New York State organic flours and organic ingredients: 12-15 varieties of bread (including sourdoughs and farmhouse-style), flatbreads, crackers, as well as cookies, pies and handpies, pastries, and cakes. Also, a wide variety of gluten-free items (breads, graham crackers, brownies, and more).

Cochran Farm 1790 Cheeses, St. Johnsville, NY

CochranThe cheesemaker, Patrick, is a French expat from the Poitou region who came to America a couple decades ago. In partnership with neighboring Amish farmers (including working closely with the development of the herd), he produces two Loire-Valley style goat’s milk cheeses, the St. Johnsville and a fresh cheese called Mohawk Mist.


Cooperstown Cheese Company, Cooperstown, NY, crafts a variety of artisanal raw-milk cheeses. Award-winning Toma Celena (a nutty and rich Italian table cheese, hinting of toasted grains, apples and caramelized milk), as well as Toma Pepato (with white, black, and pink whole peppercorns), Toma Primo (creamy paste with a washed rind; flavor is milky with citrus overtones), and sweet-nutty Toma Torino. Also a classic aged English cheddar called Jersey Gold, and Jersey Girl (flavorful, creamy curd cheese).

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County

You can make cheese at home! Stop by our booth for helpful information and recipes. We’ll also give you our free 2015 Herkimer County Local Foods Map (which includes Herkimer County cheesemakers).

Damin Farm Jams and Jellies, St. Johnsville, NY

We hand-make delicious jams and jellies (peach, jalapeno, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, elderberry and more), fresh and pickled garlic, sauerkraut (five kinds!), maple syrup and more.

vinegarFarm Girl Vinegars of Sunnycrest Orchards, Sharon Springs, NY

Handmade, small-batch, all-natural aged artisanal vinegars. Made with Upstate New York apples, infused with locally grown berries and herbs as well as raw unfiltered honey. Wonderful for culinary purposes and many health benefits as well. Flavors include plain unfiltered apple, “fire cider” (includes ginger, horseradish, jalapeno, and more), black currant, honey, raspberry.

Fudge by Angels, Poland, NY

fudge by angelsYou’ve never had fudge this heavenly. Flavors include chocolate, chocolate coconut, chocolate orange, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate peppermint, chocolate walnut, peanut butter, peppermint, raspberry. Dark chocolate flavors include vanilla, vanilla chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla, caramel swirl, vanilla caramel, pecan swirl, vanilla orange…

Gansevoort House Books, LIttle Falls, NY

Browse and buy…cheese-themed books (cheeses, cheesemaking, history of cheese, and more)…as well as related topics from farming and gardening to cookbooks.

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Jake’s Gouda, Deansboro, NY
Promoting gouda goodness through local cheese!

We’re in the business of making people happy. The best way we know how? Make mind-blowingly good, locally processed gouda cheese. Smoked gouda, aged gouda, baby gouda, and much more.

Jones Family FarmJones Family Farm, Herkimer, NY

We make artisan and farmhouse-style cheeses and yogurts in our state-inspected cheese plant. We have access to some of the best goat, sheep and cow milk in the Mohawk Valley, which means no limit to the variety of high-quality dairy products we can make.

Chevre, feta, cheddar, mold-ripened, “drunken goat,” Manchego-style, even lowly cream cheese is better when produced in your own backyard.

We also make gelatos and sorbets, using nothing but whole milk and simple ingredients. Our line of goat, cow, and sheep milk gelatos and dairy-free sorbets are flavorful and refreshing.

We partner with local producers whenever possible and specialize in seasonal varieties.

Kriemhild Creamery, Hamilton, NY

butterSample our delicious sweet-cream pasture butter from our grass-fed cows; we will be selling it in half-pints and pints. We’re also bringing for sale handmade hardwood cutting boards and serving trays.

Le Marais Chocolat, Cooperstown, NYle marais

We use all-organic, local, and free-trade ingredients to offer a wide range of French delicacies, including: made-to-order crepes, chocolate truffles, French macaroons, French-style breads, gluten-free and vegan pastries, tarts, and more! Plus quiches!

Mean DawgMean Dawg’s Mustard, Leonardsville, NY

Don’t let the name mislead you. “Dawg” can be considered a term of endearment or has the meaning of friend in certain parts of the country. That’s why it’s sizzlin’ sweet and not HOT!

We make the best mustard, and we are not shy about it. It is high-quality, food-friendly, and ready for consumption.

Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, Little Falls, NY

We are located at 401 Canal Place and invite you to visit our gallery and shop “The Selective Eye” featuring local and regional artists. Our festival booth will offer cutting boards, ceramic platters and trays, and cards by Deirdre Turner (the Cheese Festival’s artwork and more).

Mom & Pop’s Homestyle Specialty Foods, Little Falls, NY

Mom & Pop'sFresh and super-tasty gourmet popcorn, packed in bags for snacking, travel, gifts: cheddar cheese, parmesan-garlic, and much more.

Mountain View DairyMountain View Dairy, Richfield Springs, NY

Superior flavor and top nutritional value! We are a small, 100%-grass-based (no grain ever!) dairy farm with about 40 milk cows. Our mission is to produce quality dairy products in harmony with nature for our community. We care about the health of our family, our farm, and the health of your family too.

We make farmstead artisan raw-milk cheeses: cheddar, jarlsberg, emmenthaler, colby-jack, gruyere, feta, and more.

The Mustard Seed, Little Falls, NY

julie and gailmustard seed logoHandcrafted herbal mixes and spice blends. Herbal homekeeping and body products! “Whimsy and spice and everything nice!”

Original Herkimer County Cheese, Ilion, NY

HerkimerArtisan cheeses since 1949–we are a 3rd-generation family-owned and operated business. We will be selling a selection of our popular cheese spreads, including Chutter®–“it’s cheddar that spreads like butter”! Our premium cheese balls and logs are made and wrapped by hand. Our aged New York State cheddar is hand-cut and dipped in black wax.

PalatinePalatine Valley Dairy, Nelliston, NY

The Mohawk Valley’s one and only cheddar-cheese plant! Try our marvelous sharp and extra-sharp cheddars. Also flavored cheddars and cheese curd (plain, garlic & chive, garlic & dill, horseradish, jalapeno, Swiss almond, garlic & herb, and port wine). Cheese crackers, corn chips with flax, and pickles.

Palmer & Brown Jam and Baked Goods, Little Falls, NY

Palmer-and-Brown-Printing-Towelsslice-of-bread-cutting-boardpalmer & brownJam and jam-filled baked goods, utilizing local ingredients. Flavors include Blueberry Vanilla Jam with Cinnamon, Blueberry Lime Jam, Mixed Berry Jam, Strawberry Marsala Jam with Rosemary, and much more. Also: handcrafted wooden wares, screen-printed tea towels.

Poplar Hedge Farm, West Winfield, NY

goatsOur specialty is goat milk cheese; we offer six delectable flavors. Our plain goat’s milk feta cheese took first place at the American Dairy Goats Association cheese contest in Portland, Maine! We also offer “the Markham” (a cross between gouda and havarti). To keep our quality high, we use only the milk from our own goats (Alpines and LaManchas) and their diet is primarily native pasture.

Promise Land Farm & BBQ, Frankfort, NY

promise land BBQA fast-and-fresh food vendor; your lunch or snack prepared to order. Pulled pork, chicken, burgers and cheeseburgers, BBQ mac-n-cheese. Salt potatoes!

Redco Foods, Inc., Little Falls, NY

signforhomepageOur products include Salada teas, Red Rose teas, Junket rennet (used in cheese-making, but also a key ingredient in our delicious Rennet Custard mix). We are proud to have our headquarters right here in Little Falls. Stop by our booth for some of our special premium teas: white tea, lemon chiffon, peppermint, green tea, English breakfast, and Irish breakfast (including decaf versions).

summersendSummers End Orchard Preserves, Unadilla, NY

Our products bring the bounty of the season to your table! Our preserves are made in small batches of fresh ingredients and sugar. No pectin. No additives. No preservatives. Whenever possible, we grow, pick, or purchase locally the ingredients whose flavors sing out when a jar is opened. Delicious marmalades, jams, and more.

Three Village Cheese Co., Poland, NY

three village havartiA family-run artisan cheese company, founded in 2009 with the goals of making great cheese and supporting Herkimer County’s dairy farmers. Our farmer’s high-quality milk, together with the creativity and hard work of our cheese-makers, creates unique and exclusive cheeses.

Offerings include a range of Havarti choices (classic Danish, dill, Italian herb with sun-dried tomatoes, jalapeno, habanero), Swedish farmer’s cheese, Norwegian nokkelost, Newporter (Swedish Farmer’s Cheese washed with Saranac Chocolate Porter), cascadita* (aged goat cheese based upon the Spanish cheese, Garrotxa).

We are proud to be part of the resurgence of local food produced in the Kuyahoora Valley.

* “cascadita” = is Spanish for…Little Falls! This delicious cheese is a must-try!

Summers End Orchard Preserves, Unadilla, NY

Our products bring the bounty of the season to your table! Our preserves are made in small batches of fresh ingredients and sugar. No pectin. No additives. No preservatives. Whenever possible, we grow, pick, or purchase locally the ingredients whose flavors sing out when a jar is opened. Delicious marmalades, jams, and more.