Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Last week we met with Creative Edge Parties an upscale catering company in Manhattan, NY. They believe the food they serve should be equal to the most exciting and innovative restaurants in NYC. We had the pleasure to meet Brian Holbach the Lead Chef for Creative Edge Parties and interview him.

We met Chef Brian following a luncheon last month. This luncheon featured many Dutch foods at the New Amsterdam Day Festivals. Chef Brian featured our Coach Farm Goat cheeses at the event.

Brian knew at 14 years old he had the natural skills for cooking and passion for the culinary world.

CF- What inspired you to be a chef?

BH-I started young my first job was when I was 14, years old. I loved everything about the culinary world and why not do what you love.

CF- What was your first job in the food world?

BH- A dishwasher.

CF-When were you first introduced to Coach Farm Cheeses?

BH- My first job was at Local Vintage, they introduced me to your cheeses and I fell in love!

CF- What is your favorite application of Coach Farm Goat Cheeses?

BH- Goat Cheese Tart, Caramelized Onions, Candy Pecans and for dessert Goat Cheese Cake.

CF- How has the local food movement changed the way you cook?

BH- It placed more emphasis on the ingredient it heightens the respect on whatever ingredient you feature, I love using Fresh Organic local delivery right from the farms you can't duplicate what nature can do.

CF- What is your favorite childhood meal?

BH- Spaghetti and meatballs just like my mom use to make me make her.

CF-What is in your fridge right now?

BH- Corn, all kinds of variety of potatoes. Coach Farm Goat Cheeses of course. Natural grass feed beef, apples, local honeys all kinds of fall produce because I know its coming.

CF-One thing you can't live without?

BH- Coffee and a knife I can do allot with a knife.

CF-What are your plans for the future?

BH- Developing my craft and taking time to travel I have a trip planned to Asia it

should be great.

CF-Do you ever use cookbooks?

BH-Yes absolutely all the time.

CF- What is your favorite cookbook?

BH- Culinary Artist, this book was kept right in their kitchen office.

CF-Do you cook at home or do you get home after work and eat cereal for dinner?


After our interview we sampled some of their mouth watering appetizers we took many photos. We had a wonderful time at Creative Edge Parties and look forward to tasting some of Chef Brian's new creations using our Coach Farm Goat Cheese applications! The staff at Creative Edge Parties just finished creating their new fall menu and Coach Farm's "As Fresh As It Gets Products" look forward to being a part of their new fall sensations!

We welcome all other chef's that use our Coach Farm product's to reach out and e-mail us if you would like Coach Farm to come visit you to. We look forward to tasting your creations!

E-mail us at coachinfo@coachfarm.com

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


As a cheese course. Try a selection of goat cheeses, fresh and aged, or perhaps focus on a single large wedge of aged goat cheese. Whatever you do, the cheese course should always be accompanied by a good crusty country bread or baguette. If you are offering a variety of cheeses, it is a good idea to provide a bunch of seedless grapes, ripe pears or granny smith apples to freshen the palette between tasting.

In a cheesecake. Try substituting Coach Farm® fresh goat cheese for cream cheese or Coach Farm® artisan goat milk ricotta for ricotta that is specified in most cheesecake recipes.

And for the perfect breakfast. Fresh goat cheese on a lightly toasted bagel with a cup of your favorite morning beverage is a good way to start off the day. Once you have tried a really fresh goat cheese, you will never go back to ordinary cream cheese again.


8 thin sliced boneless chicken breast halves
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp fresh rosemary
4 red onions, cut into slices
8 slices of Italian bread
1/3 cup sun dried tomato paste
7 oz Coach Farm® reduced fat goat cheese
2 tomatoes, cut into slices

Place chicken in bowl. Add vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic and rosemary. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill chicken over medium-high heat until chicken is cooked through. Grill tomatoes and onions, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes. Brush bread with olive oil and grill bread until golden brown. Spread bottom pieces of bread with sun dried tomato paste. Top with lettuce chicken breast, grilled onions and grilled tomatoes. Spread top piece of bread with goat cheese and place on sandwiches.


2 tablespoons butter
3 cups sliced onions
Mixed herbs (bay leaf, bunch of parsley, branch of thyme)
12 oz. beer
5 cups chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
8 slices French bread,toasted
6 oz Coach Farm® goat cheese

In a saucepan, heat butter and fry onions until golden brown. Add mixed herbs and cover with beer. Stir in chicken stock and simmer on low heat 20 to 25 minutes; season to taste. Before serving, place goat cheese slices on lightly toasted French bread. Place on cookie sheet and broil in oven until brown. Serve soup in bowls topped with goat cheese croutons.


2 medium, ripe peeled tomatoes, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
1 clove garlic, minced plus
2 cloves garlic, unpeeled and cut in half
2 Tbl extra virgin olive oil
2 leaves fresh basil, chopped plus 12 whole leaves for garnish
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
12 slices of a baguette, diagonally cut about 1/2 inch thick
6 ounces Coach Farm® goat cheese (3/4 cup)

Place the tomatoes, minced garlic, olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Gently mix together and set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes. Toast the bread on both sides until light brown. While the toast is still warm rub the top of each piece of toast with the cut side of a garlic clove. Spread each slice of toast with 1 tablespoon of Coach Farm® goat cheese. Drain the chopped tomato mixture a little using a perforated spoon and top the goat cheese with it. Garnish each bruschetta with a basil and serve on a large platter.


1 cup soft Coach Farm®
goat cheese
1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
Freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil

Place about 2 tablespoons of the cheese on a piece of plastic wrap. Cover with another piece of plastic wrap, and gently pat and “massage” the cheese into a patty 2 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick. (You can also skip the plastic wrap, and just use your hands. Dampen them first, so the cheese won't stick.) Repeat with the rest of the cheese. You should have 8 patties. Place the bread crumbs on a plate, grind in some fresh black pepper, and stir to mix. Press the cheese patties into the crumbs until coated on both sides and around the edges.
Place a heavy, nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, wait about 30 seconds, then swirl to coat the pan. When the skillet is very hot, add the coated cheese patties and saute for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, adding more oil if necessary. When they are done to your liking, transfer the sauteed patties to a plate lined with a double thickness of paper towels.
Serve hot or very warm, sprinkled with more freshly ground black pepper, along with your choice of accompaniments.

Fresh Idea
Instead of cream cheese, reach for our natural Coach Farm Fresh cheese spreads to spread on your morning bagel. You’ll enjoy the nutritional benefits and also the flavor.

Product Description
A surprisingly delicious reduced fat goat cheese. Made with goat's milk from which we have removed more than half the fat. Very fresh, very mild farmstead goat cheese, pure white in color, creamy in texture, good on crackers or country bread and in recipes calling for cream cheese or ricotta. Approximately 7 ounces. Multiple 1st place ACS winner, 1st Place ACS winner “Low Fat”, NASFT winner “Outstanding Healthy & Nutritious Product”.

Soft, spreadable and full of flavor. Our natural cheese spreads are perfect on crackers, bagels, crusty french bread, or as a dip with vegetables. An excellent low fat alternative with no compromise on taste. Try our Traditonal flavor, Herbes de Provence flavor,Garden Tomato,Garlic,Honey and Lemon flavors.

Also spread into our surprisingly delicious reduced fat goat cheese. Made with goat 's milk from which we have removed more than half the fat. Very fresh, very mild farmstead goat cheese, pure white in color, creamy in texture, good on crackers or country bread and in recipes calling for cream cheese or ricotta.

Bonus:Goat cheese pairs very well with coffee, bringing out the brew’s subtle fruit notes.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Come Visit Us

Our Coach Farm “As Fresh As It Gets” products will be available for sampling and purchase throughout the weekend at the KAASHUIS DE WAAG!

Bowling Green Park goes Dutch for its final weekend as the“New Amsterdam Village” officially closes September 14th.

The New Amsterdam Village, built as part of the NY400 Festival commemorating Henry Hudson’s arrival to New York City, will close September 14th.

The village at the foot of Broadway was designed to give New Yorkers a sample of Dutch culture, and combines traditional crafts, foods, and culture with modern technology and advances in agricultural practices. Traditional exports from the Netherlands, like flowers and the country’s signature cuisine have been present alongside Coach Farm’s Award Winning Products. There is a windmill and 12 traditional-style Dutch canal houses at the village as well, and the village will stay open daily, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., from September 7 to September 14 for its final weekend.

Gouda, herring, and other Dutch foods, as well as our Coach Farm’s “As Fresh As It Gets” products will be available for purchase throughout the weekend. Visitors will also be able to rent Dutch bikes at the village, for travel during the weekend’s events. A replica of the Half Moon, the ship Hudson sailed on his historic voyage, will arrive in New York’s waterways with a flotilla of other Dutch vessels. Governors Island will host two festivals Sept. 10 - 20; one will feature concerts, performance and visual art and over 100 artists from the Netherlands, while the other will celebrate Dutch design, fashion, and architecture.

The NY400 festival was organized by officials from NYC & Company and the City of Amsterdam to commemorate Hudson’s voyage to New York, which ended at Bowling Green 400 years ago. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands will be present throughout this weekend, officially arriving for a ceremony at the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum on Sept. 8. They will be unveiling a permanent gift from the Netherlands to New York the following day in Battery Park.

Additional information is available at ny400.org. Admission to the New Amsterdam Village is free to the public.
New Amsterdam Village

Bowling Green Park, near Beaver St. and Broadway
September 4-14, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nieuw Again: New Amsterdam Village Opens Up Downtown

Cheese for sale (Jason Andra/Gothamist)

The New Amsterdam Village, the miniature Dutch village, opened up in Bowling Green Park as part of the ongoing festivities surrounding the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival. Dutch ambassador to the United States Renée Jones-Bos and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe made the village's opening formal by cutting a Gouda cheese!

As we mentioned earlier, the village consists of 12 traditional Dutch canal houses, a windmill, and a demonstration model of a contemporary Dutch greenhouse. Through Monday 14th, between 11am and 7pm, the public is able to sample and purchase sample and purchase Dutch agricultural products and foods, including stroopwafels, cheeses, herring sandwiches, dollar pancakes, cut flowers, flower bulbs and more. And authentic Dutch people are making wooden shoes, blowing glass, and holding floral and culinary workshops.
And if you want to know about the Dutch origins of New York names, like Brooklyn (Breuckelen) and Coney Island (Conyne Eylandt), CityRoom got the scoop from Ambassador Jones-Bos.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Park Slope



Attention Park Slope Farmers Market Shoppers:
Coach Farm will be at the Park Slope Farmers Market this Sunday!

Take home our fresh and aged cheeses, milk and Yo-goat! Did you know that researchers believe goats milk can protect against Alzheimer's and heart disease?