Calzuro – Chaseholm Farm Creamery
Sarah and Rory Chase are a sister and brother team who are continuing their family dairy business near Pine Plains, New York. Chaseholm Farm.
They are third generation farmers whose relationship to the land is built on principles of sustainable agriculture. They work to create active and healthy soil microbiology so that soil can support healthy plants that can be grazed by cows.
The delicious milk from these happy cows is then used to produce grass-fed yogurt and cheese. (The farm also produces grass-fed beef and pork.)
Rory Chase returned home to the farm and started making cheese. He then retrofitted a barn his grandfather built in the early 30s to serve as a creamery and an affinage cave. It is where you’ll see Rory in the process of making cheese with Calzuro boots keeping his feet dry.
We were very impressed with the seamlessness with which the farm was run. It’s obvious the division of labor between Sarah and Rory is a natural one. We were so excited to be filming at Chase Farm that we had to return to their store later to stock up on their delicious cheeses.
Can you tell we’re big fans?
Milking time in the barn.