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Crowdie

Producer
Berle Farm
Country
United States
Region
New York
Size
Varies
Weight
8, 16 or 32 oz containers
Website
www.berlefarm.com
Milk
Cow
Classification
Soft
Rennet
Microbial
Rind
None

Located in Hoosick, New York, close to the Massachusetts and Vermont borders, Berle Farm is a certified organic farm, owned and operated by Beatrice Berle. The 600-acre farmstead dates back to the 1840s. Beatrice comes from a long line of farmers and is dedicated to continuing sustainable farming practices, which include using solar power to run the farm. Berle Farm produces a variety of dairy products including artisanal cheese and yogurt, in addition to raising organic beef cattle. Currently, the farm milks 8 cows to produce its three different cheeses. Crowdie is a fresh farmer’s cheese made from cow’s milk. Traditionally made in Scotland, it is similar to cream cheese. Berle Farms’ version has a light buttery flavor with a slightly crumbly but still spreadable texture. This cheese can be easily incorporated into several recipes to add richness. A Berle Farm favorite is to make Crowdie and homemade sauerkraut wraps. However, it can be turned into a sauce for pasta with sautéed garlic, or placed atop steamed greens.

Tasting Notes

A Berle Farm favorite is to make Crowdie and homemade sauerkraut wraps. However, it can be turned into a sauce for pasta with sautéed garlic, or placed atop steamed greens.

Pairings

Crowdie is best paired with a dry white wine such as a French Sauvignon Blanc or a dry New York State Riesling.

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