Meet Pennyslvania’s newest dairy dream team: Collective Creamery. You probably recognize these faces if you follow this blog or are a regular Instagram peeper. You’re looking at Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm (left) and Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse (right). This October, they’re launching a joint cheese CSA with pick-up locations in and around the Philadelphia region, including Easton, Allentown, Pottstown, and Wayne.
Here’s why you should be excited:
- If you live in southern PA, you can sign up to receive a biweekly subscription to two great cheesemakers — one in Chester County, the other in Berks County — who work with raw milk.
- Since this is a collective effort, you get to taste a wide variety, from Stefanie’s delicate Thistle (a gooey moon based on Camembert) to Sue’s gutsy’n rustic Red Cat.
- Entertain with great local cheeses from mid-October through December. The shares come in 2 sizes, and you can do a butter add-on, for all your baking needs.
Sign up online for your share, then come out to the Cheese Ball on October 30, 2016 to meet this dairy dream team in person. Below, you can see an array of their cheeses which I’ve photographed — with great relish — over the last few years for various projects.
Collective Creamery is a member of the Pennsylvania Cheese Guild. If you like what you see, you can become an enthusiast member! If you live outside of PA, drop me a line and let me know if you have any cheese CSAs in your state! I’d love to know if this economic model is becoming popular among cheese lovers in your area. — Madame Fromage