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New Rensselaer County creamery to debut its first cheese

The new establishment's first cheese.
The new establishment's first cheese.

The first cheese product from a new creamery in eastern Rennselaer County soon will be showing up at shops and restaurants specializing in locally-sourced items. But, if you're one of those impatient people who like to be in on debut events, plan to show up between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Old Chatham Country Store for the unveiling.

That is when the Four Fat Fowl creamery today announced it will show off its triple cream cheese named St. Stephen -- an homage to the region's Dutch heritage and the pre-English patroonship of Stephen Van Rensselaer. The cheese is made with milk from Dutch Hollow Farm in nearby Schodack Landing. The suggested price for is $12 for an eight-ounce wheel.

St. Stephen also will be available at The Cheese Traveler specialty shop and the Honest Weight Food Co-op, both in Albany, and soon will be available at other shops and restaurants throughout the Capital Region. The Old Chatham Country Store where the debut will take place is located at 639 Albany Turnpike Road in Old Chatham, Columbia County.

The Four Fat Fowl creamery is located at 324 Route 43 in Stephentown. Shaleena Bridgham handles sales and Josie Madison marketing. Phone: (518) 727-1707.