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New Craigs Creamery Cheese Produced By Family-Run Dairy Farms

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Craigs Creamery, founded by eight local farm families in Pavilion, New York, and owned by Dairy Farmers of America, is a new cheese brand with a direct connection to the farm.

The cheese is made with fresh milk that goes from cow-to-creamery within hours, and the farmers utilize modern farming methods that focus on environmental responsibility. Varieties include 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.

“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 GM Frank Mariello. “Now they can experience farm-to-table cheese and the goodness of family farming in the convenience of their grocery store.”

Chris Noble, seventh-generation farmer at Craigs Creamery farm, Noblehurst Farms, added, “Within our close-knit group of family farms, we deliver our cows a special diet of primarily locally-sourced feed to ensure they produce only the highest-quality milk, which results in our great-tasting, award-winning cheese. 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 their traditions while incorporating innovative practices of modern agriculture, according to Craigs. 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 also is 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,” Noble said. “From the bio-digester to solar panels to recycling water waste, we are investing in sustainable methods and working towards becoming a zero-waste operation.”

Craigs Creamery was founded in 2018.

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Kristen Brissette

Kristen lives on Cape Cod and enjoys working in the food industry. She loves attending food shows and meeting others in the field.

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