Meet New York farmstead cheesemakers at the 5th Annual Little Falls Cheese Festival!

The Little Falls Cheese Festival is your rare opportunity to meet farmers who are making artisanal cheese in upstate New York and sample their cheeses. These dairy farmers work hard every day and can rarely take the time to visit shops and restaurants to share samples and discuss sales options.

Please mark your calendars and take a day trip on Saturday, July 13, 2019 for a break from the city, for the beauty of New York's Mohawk Valley, and for New York's historic cheese capital: Little Falls.

The Little Falls Cheese Festival began in 2015 to showcase New York State artisan and farmstead cheesemakers. Last year, the Little Falls Cheese Festival attracted 32 New York State cheesemakers and over 120 different kinds of cheese! We expect more this year.

From 1864 to 1870, Little Falls was the largest cheese market in the world. The amount of cheese produced in this area of New York was at one time three times as great as in any other county in New York State. It was through this market that “Herkimer County Cheese” became world-famous. Do you know what "Herkimer County Cheese" is today?

Please join us and spread the word about this unique opportunity to get to know and support your local dairy farmers and make great connections for your food business!

Free admission and free parking. Service dogs only. Bring a cooler for your perishable purchases.

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CADE's mission is to increase the number and diversity of successful farm enterprises and related businesses in New York. We would love to help any restaurant, store or similar operation with farms and food producers that can offer you a wide selection of quality products. If you are interested in learning more about getting products from upstate New York, please contact Lauren Melodia here.