Meet our new cheese maker, Mark Newbold!

Pine Plains, NY - April 5, 2011
We are very excited to announce that Mark Newbold has recently joined Coach Farm as head cheese maker! With over 30 years of experience in the dairy industry, including once owning a goat cheese company himself, Mark joins us with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

A little about Mark…

Since 2004, Mark had been working at Cornell University in the Food Science Department as member of the university’s research group. His work included setting up and conducting experiments that supported the research of his employer and Cornell’s graduate students, many of which included research in milk filtration and Cheddar and mozzarella cheese making.

Prior to working at Cornell University, Mark and his family owned and operated a cow dairy farm in upstate New York. The farm was also home to a small herd of goats where Mark began his cheese making career using the fresh milk to create a line of fresh goat cheese’s sold under the Hunt’s Pond Farm Goat Cheese name.

Check back often to learn more about Mark and what he is working on at Coach Farm


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Coach Farm Pepper, Herb and Dill Discs "Best In Class"
At United States Championship Cheese Contest

Pine Plains, NY - March 20, 2009
Coach Farm Enterprises has received an award once again for its fine goat cheeses. The nation's largest and most respected cheese and butter competition, The 2009 United States Championship Cheese Contest® awarded Coach Farm Pepper, Herb and Dill Discs "Best in Class" in the 'soft flavored goat cheese' category.

One of the most popular fresh Coach cheeses, the fresh Discs have a lemony yet sweet flavor that works well with the hefty dusting of dill, mixed herbs or black pepper. Perfect for the cheese plate...delightful alone with a chilled glass of sauvignon.

Faithful to the traditional methods of the French farmstead cheese maker, Coach Farm produces authentic, artisanal goat cheeses that were once found only in the remote villages of France. Its premium products, both fresh and aged, are carried at upscale specialty stores in the Northeast and featured at many of the USA's three and four-star restaurants.

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We Enjoyed Meeting You at the!
International Restaurant Show of New York!

March, 2009
A big thank you for stopping by our Coach Farm booth at the International Restaurant Show for a quick hello and a taste of Coach Farm Cheese! We certainly enjoyed meeting you and we hope you enjoyed hearing about us and what we produce at our Hudson Valley farm fresh creamery.


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Coach Farm Enterprises Welcomes
D Curto as Coach Farm Account Executive

January, 2009
D Curto will be replacing Sale Rep, Andrea Bartolomeo, who is attending a masters program this spring. D brings with her over 30 years experience in promotions and presentations. She most recently utilized those skills by traveling nation wide as Creative Director for Babf Show Promotions while buying/selling collectibles at shows.Her experience in upscale product presentation, promotions & events for Saks Fifth Avenue stores, Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Goodman will be a great asset to Coach Farm.

A native New Yorker and now a resident of Columbia County with a great admiration for local farms & farmsteading, D has spent the last 6 months under the direction of Rene' DeLeeuw, the Coach Farm Herdsman. Rene' has instructed her on the expertise of milking our closed herd and caring for the over 1000 does, bucks & kids. She continues to milk 'the girls' as she affectionately calls them on a regular basis and is now representing the Coach goat milk/cheese products for us.

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Coach Farm’s Medallion Makes Top 100
Cheeses in Wine Spectator Magazine

Pine Plains, NY – October 3, 2008
Coach Farm is very pleased to announce their artisanal fresh Goat Cheese Medallion placed in this year’s Top 100 Best Cheeses in Wine Spectator Magazine. Below is the medallion cheese that made the Wine Spectator’s Top 100.

Medallion - Coach Farm, United States, Goat, $20 and less.

“The essence of fresh goat cheese, this 4-ounce nubbin has a taste that reminds one of a spring morning. The lemony, acidic tang leaves the mouth with a clean finish. This cheese is estate-produced from French Alpine goats raised just two hours north of New York City and is perfect for crumbling onto salads or being breaded and baked. It needs a light wine that won't overpower and has good matching acidity, such as a dry Finger Lakes Riesling.”- Wine Spectator Sept 30, 2008

Faithful to the traditional methods of the French farmstead cheese maker, Coach Farm produces authentic, artisanal cheeses using fresh milk from their 900 Alpine goats. Located on the outskirts of the rural village of Pine Plains, NY, the well known farm has been selling its hand produced premium products (both fresh and aged) at upscale specialty stores nationwide for over 20 years. Many of New York’s three and four-star restaurants enjoy Coach Farm cheeses and identify them by name on their menus, just as they do their fine wines.


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Coach Farm’s Triple Cream Wheel wins sofi Gold
At 2008 Summer Fancy Food Show

Pine Plains, NY – July 8, 2008 – Coach Farm has been recognized once again for its fine line of goat cheeses. A national panel of specialty food experts named Coach Farm’s Triple Cream Wheel “Outstanding Cheese or Dairy product” at the 2008 sofi™ awards, part of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) Summer Fancy Food Show

Since being first introduced more than twenty years ago, Coach Farm cheeses have consistently won awards and honors at competitions across the country. As a result, Coach Farm products have gained recognition from food professionals and enthusiasts, as well as a large, loyal following.

Announced by noted Chef Jacques Pepin, the 36th annual sofi™ awards was the most vibrant yet, with 2,091 entries across 32 categories of outstanding food and beverage products. A sofi™ Gold Statue is considered an important industry honor.

Coach Farm’s Triple Cream Cheese Wheel has been recognized for its excellence in the past. The cheese won Best in Class at the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest, first place at the American Cheese Society awards in 2006, and was a finalist at the NASFT awards in 2003.




Coach Farm’s Triple Cream Wheel Named Best in Class
at World Championship Cheese Competition

Pine Plains, NY – March 20, 2008 – Score another win for the fine cheeses from Coach Farm.  At the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, a panel of international judges named Coach Farm’s Triple Cream Wheel as Best of Class in the Surface (Mold) Ripened Goat’s Milk Cheeses category.

Since first introduced more than twenty years ago, Coach Farm cheeses have consistently won awards and honors at competitions around the world, and have gained global recognition among food professional and enthusiasts, as well as a large, loyal following.

Overall, U.S. cheese makers dominated the World Championship competition, earning gold medals in 46 of the 77 categories judged, including gold medals in both butter classes and in the retail packaging class.  Coach Farm’s winner was one of only five gold medals awarded to cheeses from New York State.

This isn’t the first time that Coach Farm’s Triple Cheese Wheel has been in the winner’s circle.  The cheese took first place at the American Cheese Society awards in 2006, and was a finalist at the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) awards in 2003.

The World Championship Cheese Contest is the largest international cheese and butter competition in the world. For more information on the contest, as well as complete results for all 77 entry classes, go to http://www.wischeesemakersassn.org.

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