Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Morning Natural & Organic (Woodbury, CT)

We are pleased to have collaborated with New Morning Natural & Organic for their annual wine and cheese festival, which was a huge success once again. Next year they plan on moving to an even larger venue!

Make sure you stop in this week to do your Thanksgiving shopping. The store offers the areas largest selection of all natural and organic products, a wide selection of gourmet ready to eat foods at Provender their in-house catering kitchen, as well as a large supplement and homeopathic section. A variety of our fresh & aged cheeses are now available in the cheese department and at Provender to pair with a delicious salad!

New Morning Natural & Organic
738 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798
phone: 203.263.4868
fax: 203.263.2408
Monday - Saturday 8-7pm
Sunday - 10-5pm

Monday, November 17, 2008

Red Devon

Friday night the meal was so fresh you may have thought you were eating right out of the garden for a moment. Five of us finally made it to the Red Devon in Bangall-the reformed Stage Stop restaurant. After a complete renovation the interior set the mood-with a handsome bar, autumn decorations and modern countryesque feel surrounding us. Before dinner we peaked in the market featuring anything you can think of from the surrounding area. They also have a delicious looking breakfast and lunch menu available daily. We've heard the omelette's are phenomenal!

All of us started out with organic mixed greens from Sky Farms in Millerton. A lemon or hazelnut vinaigrette was offered and enjoyed by all. One diner selected the artisan cheese plate featuring an array of aged cheeses with a delightful cranberry chutney and their own baguette thinly sliced. Following our first course we enjoyed the mushroom and leak ravioli, pork belly and halibut. Everyone could not stop talking about the menagerie of flavors they discovered in every bite. The waitress came back to empty plates-we laughed when she asked how everything was!

For dessert a few of us savored the chocolate mound and pear tart-just as phenomenal as dinner. Throughout the evening our server was attentive offering plenty of their artisanal breads and refilling water glasses. At this time they do not have their liquor license, but it is expected very shortly. A bar menu has also been established and is available to order from currently.

A definite "return to" on our dining list. A must eat for locavores and foodies of the like. Did I mention everything is local and sustainable? A feel good meal for you and the earth.

Red Devon
108 Hunns Lake Rd
Bangall, NY

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Morning Natural Market Wine & Cheese Tasting

Join New Morning Natural Market at the Woodbury Public Library Thursday November 6th from 6:00-8:00pm for a tasting featuring local and organic wines and cheeses. Featured vintners include Walker Road Vineyards and Organic Vintages. Cheese will be accompanied by whole grain breads from Bantam Bread Company. Sample some of our fresh and aged varieties and stop in at the store that week to purchase some!

This event is free, and space is limited. First come first served.
Any questions contact 203-263-0673 ext.360

The Woodbury Public Library
269 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798


New Morning Natural & Organic
738 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Honoring the Hands

Coach Farm is pleased to annonce the Honoring the Hands 2009 Calendar is now available from Hudson River HealthCare.

Coach Farm as well as many other local growers, chefs, and restauranteurs were featured in this project supporing health care servies to the migrant and seasonal farmworkers whose labor makes our region's tremendous agricultural bounty possible.

Please visit www.honoringthehands.com to receive your 2009 calendar and learn more about the Honoring the Hands project.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

100 Great Cheeses

If you haven't already heard, our fresh medallion was featured in Wine Spectator's 100 Great Cheeses Issue September 30th!

MEDALLION Coach Farm United States Goat $20 and less
The essence of fresh goat cheese, this 4-ounce nubbin has a taste that reminds one of a spring morning. The lemony, acidic tang leaves the mouth with a clean finish. This cheese is estate-produced from French Alpine goats raised just two hours north of New York City and is perfect for crumbling onto salads or being breaded and baked. It needs a light wine that won't overpower and has good matching acidity, such as a dry Finger Lakes Riesling


To celebrate making the Top 100 Cheeses in the USA we will give you one free Fresh Medallion for every purchase of $50.00 or more from our online store. Click here to visit our store. Coupon Code: FREEMEDALLION Expires 1/1/09. Valid only at Coach Farm Online

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Food for Everyone!

Last Thursday's event at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia was a huge success! Over $70,000 was raised for the Regional Food Bank of Albany. The mansion was at its full capacity seating over 350 guests who wined and dined with local chefs creations from the area's harvest. Guests had the chance to win beautiful artwork, dinner for 8 aboard a yacht with a local chef, even a hydroplane for two over Lake Geroge with a gourmet lunch!

Thanks to everyone who attended and visited our tasting. It sounds like we have quite a few more fans in the capital region! Also thanks to our local distributor, Adventure in Food Trading, for having us. Visit them in the Menand's Farmer's Market for great cheeses, meats and other adventurous delicacies! I recommend the pomograntate molasses on some our fresh cheese-what a treat!

Celebrating the Hudson Valley Harvest at the CIA


The CIA's first ever Hudson Valley Harvest dinner turned out to be quite a success. Beautiful fall weather, scrumptuous cheeses, and an outdoor farmer's market. Our herbed fresh cheese was featured in the cheese course topped with Beth's Farm Kitchen Hot Plum Chutney. Check out the CIA's web-site for their upcoming Winter Dining Series (yes I just used the W word).

Monday, September 22, 2008

Coach Farm vs. Manolo Blahnik

This morning we came across this blog post and just had to share it! It says something when your cheese is preferred over a pair of Manolos!


September 19, 2008
Murray's Cheese is as magical as a unicorn.

It's got everything going for it. A perfect location. CHEESE. Olives of every ilk. CHEESE. Weird and special yogurt. CHEESE. Oh you get my drift.

The thing is, I'm a little bit terrified of the cheese counter.Without hesitation I'll pick up off-the-shelf items like honey on the comb, artisinal butters and yogurts, small loaves of local bread, and other rare and special things. But pulling a number for service at the counter. . . I just can't do it.

And that's why I have to call in my cheese husband, Vince. Lisa and Vince have perfect taste, and they always know a lot about the delicasies that rock. They've introduced me to truffle cheese, and Mrs. Quick's cheddar, and all kinds of Murray's delciousness. So when I get a hankering for a hunk of cheese, I ask Vince to come along. He knows the best cheesemongers and all the right questions to ask them. Tonight I wanted a goat cheese, and after answering 5 quick questions I came away with a perfect, mild, semi-soft goat cheese from Spain. Feeling brazen, I chose a tasty wedge of riccotta salata all on my own. Oh how I love living in a city where I can walk a few blocks, open a door, and have unlimited access to the world's very best cheese. Carrie Bradshaw had her shoes, but I'll take a Coach Farm Triple Cream over Manolo's any day.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Chef & Vitner's Harvest Dinner-Scotia, NY

We invite you to join the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY and Coach Farm next Thursday September 25,2008 at the Glen Sanders Mansion for a night of New York produced food & wine featured in a French themed menu.

The evening will start out with a tasting of New York state produced cheeses, followed by a six course meal prepared by Capital Region chefs.

Did you know the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York serves over 40,000 local people each week? Please join us to raise funds to support their mission in preventing food waste and alleviating hunger.

To sponsor or purchase tickets to the Chefs & Vintners' Harvest Dinner, please contact:
Elizabeth Snyder
518-786-3691 x295

Best of the Hudson Valley

Congratulations to many of our customers awarded "Best of the Hudson Valley"

Adam's Fairacre Farms-Best Plant Nursery/Garden Store & Best Fresh Produce

Aroma Thyme Bistro-Best Vegetarian

Artist's Palate-Best Designer Mac & Cheese

Blue Hill at Stone Barns- Best Westchester County Restaurant

Cafe Les Baux- Best French Restaurant

China Rose- Best Chinese Restaurant

CIA-American Bounty Restaurant-Best American Restaurant

Coyote Grill-Best American Restaurant

Double O Grill- Best Big Menu

Homespun-Best Garden for Lunch

Il Cena Colo- Best Orange County Restaurant

Le Petit Bistro-Best Bistro

Mexican Radio-Best Columbia County Restaurant

Mohonk Mountain House- Best Hotel/Inn

Mother Earth's Storehouse-Best Health Food Store

Red Devon-Best Green Restaurant

The Rhinecliff-Best Transformation

Xaviar's at Piermont-Best Rockland County Restaurant

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Taste of Columbia County Bounty

If you weren't at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Monday night you missed quite the feast! Restaurants, caterers, and local producers joined to offer a tasting of what the Columbia County area has to offer in the spirit of food, wine, and delicacies of the like.

Each chef prepared dishes comprised of the local, seasonal offerings. Local wine and beer was provided by Hudson-Chatham Winery and Chatham Brewing.

Thanks to David at Bezalel Gables for preparing the beautiful foccacia boards topped with our fresh cheese on each table. And to Michel from the Stissing House for preparing the très délicieux Provencal Tart.

We apologize for the lack of pictures at this event. We were too busy serving cheese and tasting all evening!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Another "Cheese Oscar" for Coach Farm

Pine Plains, NY – July 7, 2008 – Coach Farm has been recognized once again for its fine line of goat cheeses. A national panel of specialty food experts named Coach Farm’s Triple Cream Wheel “Outstanding Cheese or Dairy product” at the 2008 sofi™ awards, part of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) Summer Fancy Food Show

Announced by noted Chef Jacques Pepin, the 36th annual sofi™ awards was the most vibrant yet, with 2,091 entries across 32 categories of outstanding food and beverage products. A sofi™ Gold Statue is considered an important industry honor.

Coach Farm’s Triple Cream Cheese Wheel has been recognized for its excellence in the past. The cheese won Best in Class at the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest, first place at the American Cheese Society awards in 2006, and was a finalist at the NASFT awards in 2003.

Thanks to everyone who stopped at our booth to congratulate us!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008



Importer to invest in domestic specialty cheese brand

June 24, 2008. Mount Kisco, NY. Best Cheese Corporation has acquired Coach Farm of Pine Plains, NY. Already a successful importer of specialty cheese from Europe, Best Cheese will expand into domestic production by taking over the well known Coach Farm brand.

“The market for high quality, artisanal goat cheese continues to grow and we are excited to be investing in the thriving Coach Farm brand,” said Henk Engelkes, President & CEO of Best Cheese Corporation.

Best Cheese hopes to improve Coach’s distribution to retailers, as well as explore Coach’s well developed distribution to restaurants for its own brands.

Coach Farm is a leader in producing authentic, artisanal goat cheese.
Its premium fresh and aged cheeses enjoy an important presence in upscale specialty stores and restaurants. Over the past 20 years Coach Farm cheeses have won several awards and developed a loyal following for their quality, flavor and traditional production methods. Coach Farm’s Triple Cream Wheel won Best in Class at the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest.

Best Cheese Corporation imports distinct specialty cheeses from Holland including brand such as Parrano, Legendairy, Uniekaas Reserve, and Vintage Aged Gouda. Retailers such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Albertson’s and Kroger offer Best Cheese products.


Loyal fans need not worry: same goats, same milk, and the same cheese!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What's your fancy?

This weekend visit us at the 54th Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center. We will be there from dawn to dusk (literally) Sunday June 29th through Tuesday July 1st. Our booth is located on the upper level, #3077.

Our new reduced fat spreads will be featured along with our award winning triple cream. Check back after Monday night to see if we are bringing home the gold!

We hear we're near the wonderful choclates and the Italian section of the International Pavillion. Truffled goat cheese or triple cream pizza anyone?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

From Farm to Foodservice

After a long, windy journey.... Our friend Chuck Abraham of Old Saw Mill Farm in Germantown stopped in for a visit last week. Chuck is a producer of all natural pork, chicken, lamb and fruit in Columbia County. He was picking up some of our fresh logs, which were featured in the "Dinner with Hudson Valley Growers" at Bard College for Compass Group's annual culinary summit.

Compass Group, a nationwide food distribution company, was holding their annual culinary summmit in our neck of the woods. Many of their meetings were held at the Culinary Institue of America (Hyde Park), while the real fun happened at local farms they visited. The group was suppose to visit Coach Farm, but with a late start and an unexpected road block it didn't happen. Instead the bus turned around and went back to Bard College for an amazing dinner prepared with all local ingredients. We started with an asparagus salad featuring our goat cheese, Mountain Fresh Farms tomatoes and chives. Speaking of tomatoes. If you are looking for safe (i.e. salmonella free) , local, hydroponic tomatoes try Mountain Fresh! They are by far one of the best tomatoes we have ever eaten!

For the main course a series of "Farmer's Stations" were set up. Everyone grabbed a bento style box and grabbed a few portions from each station. Dishes ranged from grilled foie gras to lobster medallion with pommes frites. Our favories were the cedar wrapped free range chicken and the pan seared medallion of tenderloin... Let's just say we made more than one trip to each station! Just when you thought you couldn't possibly eat anymore great food it was time for dessert. A strawberry rhubarb tart was sent out featuring Storys and Tousey Farms product. Make sure you try Ray Tousey's Cassis if you have the opportunity. He is at the Kingston and Rhinebeck Farmer's Markets.

In the end everyone was full, and eager to make a connection with Compass. We're all hoping they will consider us Hudson Valley farmers for their nutrion and wellness program!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Coach Farm in the Berkshires

After a stroll down Main Street, stop in at the Marketplace in Guido's. On Saturday June 16th we will be in the Great Barrington store from 11-3 sampling an assortment of our fresh and aged cheeses.

The Marketplace at Guido's
740 Main St
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-5775

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

O! My Goat

Our award winning fresh buttons were featured in Oprah's June issue! (Click on the word Oprah at the bottom of the image to enlarge)

Read this doc on Scribd: OPRAH

Monday, May 19, 2008

Smile for the camera

A few recent additions to the Coach Farm gang. It's hard to tell at this age if they enjoy being in the limelight!

Busy Weekend

This past weekend was a busy one for Coach Farm. Saturday Naomi was at Adam's in Poughkeepsie, NY while Julia was at King's in Hoboken, NJ, Yesterday Andrea was also doing a demo at the Honest Weight Food Coop in Albany. We all had a great weekend and met some big fans of our cheese!

King's seemed to be the reduced fat haven while Triple Cream was flying out the door at Adam's in Poughkeepsie. Yesterday we had a great mix at the COOP. All of the members that were working or shopping in the store were thrilled to have us. Gustav and Chen do such a great job sampling out cheese- and getting people to buy it! Gustav made an amazing melange of some interesting cheeses, grilled olives, gigantes and Tanna's Garlic and Ginger Chutney. And of course everything that was sampled had to come home!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Upcoming Demos

Saturday May 10th 11-3 Adam's: Kingston, NY

Saturday May 17th 11-3 Adam's: Poughkeepsie, NY

Saturday May 17th 1-4 King's Supermarket: Hoboken, NJ (Hoboken North Store)

Sunday May 18th 11-3 Honest Weight Food Coop: Albany, NY

Meet the Cheesemaker at Adam's this month!

For the next two weeks we will be at the Adam's Fairacre Farm's stores promoting our cheese with our cheesemaker Rosie. Stop in to sample our fresh and aged cheeses while they are on promotion for these events. As you can see from the picture above, all that was left in Newburgh was crumbs! Our new reduced fat spreads were a big hit, selling out in almost every flavor!

Saturday May 10th- Kingston Store 11-3
Saturday May 17th- Poughkeepsie Store 11-3

Sorry, we won't be bringing any of our kids with us!

Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese Festival

Saturday April 26th we participated in the 2nd annual Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese Festival in Catskill, NY. It was held at the historic Beattie Powers house overlooking the Hudson River. This event was sponsored by the Fortnightly Club of Catskill, benefitting community projects in Catskill. Local wineries and cheesemakers attended sampling their products (including our friends at Hudson-Chatham Winery!). Thankfully it turned out to be a beautiful day under the tent!

Food Bank of NYC Can Do Awards Dinner

To jump back a month- Monday April 7th we attended the Food Bank of NYC's 25th Anniversary "Can Do Awards Dinner". Coach Farm sponsored a table (as well as the gift bags!). Helena Christensen, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many others were awarded for their efforts in trying to end hunger in NYC. It was an action packed evening with raffles, a live auction, great food and orange martinis. The food was catered by Abigail Kirsch-featuring our cheese in a Zucchini Tartlet. One of the highlights for the evening was Gwyneth snapping up $75,000 from the audience when she accepted her award, and then matching it! Thanks to Mario Batali and Susi Cahn for co-chairing such a great event!

Coach Farm Slideshow

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cheese Sighting

We've had a Food Network sighting! One of our customers just called to tell us they saw Bobby Flay use our cheese on Iron Chef last night. We're sure that helped him score some extra points!

An award winning season!

Coach Farm has been in the running for many competitions lately. Our biggest accomplishment was winning the "Best of Class" award for our Triple Cream Wheel at the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin this March. Here we competed against many other soft ripened goat's milk cheeses. Along with our Triple Cream Wheel (99.6), our Green Peppercorn Pyramid (99.85) scored 5th place with our aged stick not too far behind.

Our next race for the gold will be at the Fancy Food Show in New York this summer. Our Triple Cream wheel is one of the silver finalists for "Outstanding Cheese or Dairy Product".

This past Friday we celebrated our award with a luncheon for the farm. Our gold medal was presented, the employees were congratulated and then the feast began.

Check back to see how we did at the American Cheese Society and Fancy Foods Show!