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Jake’s Gouda Cheese began with a simple idea – that well crafted food is inherently good. Something about it just makes you feel… well, good. 

 Jake believed he could bring this goodness to Gouda Cheese. You see, true Gouda needs to breathe and most of what he could find locally was sealed so tight it was if the goodness had squeezed right out.

So, with the help of his wife Sylvia, they embarked on a new adventure. With milk sourced from their own dairy farm in Deansboro, New York, Jake began creating cheese in the Dutch tradition.
Still handmade in Upstate NY, Jake’s cheese has its roots in Holland. It’s turned daily on pine planks to ensure uniform age and perfection for at least sixty days and it’s covered with a cream coating instead of a wax seal. It’s also a raw milk cheese – no high temp pasteurization here. The results? One of New York’s finest traditional style Gouda cheeses.

When Jake and Sylvia began looking searching for their perfect 200-acre farm, their final decision landed them in Deansboro, New York. Deansboro remains a wonderful location for a dairy farm with easy access to feed mills and cattle dealers.

The move from Pennsylvania to Upstate New York brought a change of climate. Cooler summers for the cows and perfect conditions for dairy production. 

Having purchased two farms with intentions of passing them down to their sons, they now have a self-sufficient farm to source their own milk production. Eventually, Jake would like to hand the dairy farm over to his sons, allowing more time for he and Sylvia to pursue their passion for cheesemaking, and the rewarding joy that comes with it.

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