Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Day 782 : Final Stop - The Amazing Real Live Food Company

Driving further into the Hudson Valley, we arrived at our final stop in Pine Plains, the Amazing Real Live Food Company which I covered on the blog on Day 770 but I had never been to visit their awesome operation so I thought why not.

A small operation that is really the passion project of Rory and his partner, it was so exciting to see a creamery that was still in the developing and expanding phases. They sell their cheeses primarily at Farmer's Markets in and around the Hudson Valley. For those of us in NYC, you can find them on FreshDirect and they are working at getting placement in other retail operations here.

They craft probiotic fresh farmer's cheeses and queso blancos along with a tomme style cheese, a chaource style (an ash ripened goat's milk cheese), and finally their signature camembert.

Each cheese has an honest raw quality to it -- the love and care and time that has gone into making the cheeses shines through. I loved how the probiotic farmer's cheese infused with basil and garlic is so light and airy yet creamy and flavorful! But the Moonlight Chaource is probably my favorite -- creamy and bright with a chalky milky finish, this is a perfect springtime cheese!

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