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McGrath Cheese Company is an artisan producer located in New York’s Hudson Valley. We hand craft every batch of cheese using only the best milk available to us from small local dairies. We place the highest value in the relationships we have with our farmers as they are the backbone to our cheese's success. The craft of making artisan cheese is an age old tradition that we strive to pay homage to with every batch we make
Cheese Maker Colin McGrath is the founder of McGrath Cheese Company. He began his career in the food industry at the young age of 15. Colin's work in restaurants fed his passion for food and led him to get his degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Working in the food industry then led Colin down a different path, as he fell in love with the art, science, and tradition of making cheese. Colin has developed an award-winning line of cow and goat’s milk cheeses. These cheeses have been nationally recognized over a dozen times. Some of his proudest recognitions include: 1st place in the United States Championship Cheese awards, 2 Good Food Awards, 1st place in The New York State Fair Dairy Competition, Multiple 1st places in the American Cheese Society Annual Competition, and 3rd Best in Show at The American Cheese Society Annual Competition. Colin has now turned his dream into reality by founding McGrath Cheese Company. Knowing that high quality milk is the backbone of the cheeses he creates; he is committed to building good relationships with local farmers to obtain the best, local milk available. Colin lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife and two children.
Mel Boscarino is a lifelong food lover; cheese being at the top of her list! Mel has been making cheese since 2010; just a few short weeks after graduating high school. In that time, she has made 500,000 pounds of cheese with her own two hands! Mel has been recognized many times over for her work on award winning cheeses. Her passion of cheese and involvement in every batch makes sales easy and something she enjoys doing. She is well-known by customers due to her enthusiasm and passion for the product from start to finish. Melissa lives in New York's Hudson Valley in a 200 year old school house. When she is not elbow-deep in cheese curds; Melissa loves dancing and traveling the world.
The Power of Place in the Hudson Valley - September 2021
A Cheese Lover’s Guide to Hudson Valley - February 2021
A Guide to Artisan Cheese in the Hudson Valley - February 2020
On Board with Local Cheese - January 2019
The Life of a Cheesemaker - January 2018
Speaking Easy - Issue 77 2017
Beer - Not Wine - Is the Perfect Pairing for Cheese - September 2017
Say Pleasing Cheese - Issue 76, 2016
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