New York’s Hudson Valley was in its glory this weekend with gorgeous blue skies, postcard worthy fall foliage, and the overall old school charm that makes this area a perfect afternoon trip from the Capital District. We made our way to Kinderhook to get our fill of pumpkins at Samascott Orchards. It’s worth the drive out to Samascott as the crowds are fewer than farms closer to Albany and the selection of pumpkins is always excellent. But given the day was so beautiful and the kids were in good spirits (always helps), we drove another 20 minutes to the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company to take in the sheep and take home a little of the Hudson Valley with and the famous Black Sheep Cheese!
The award-winning Black Sheep Cheese label in known across the country with cheeses and yogurts produced entirely of sheep’s milk. The dairy products produced by the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company have a unique creaminess to them and with one bite you’ll notice the texture and taste as being different from cow and goat milk products. Black Sheep Cheese also has cheeses made with a combination of cow and sheep’s milk. You can purchase yogurt and cheeses by the wedge, block, half-wheel, and whole wheel at a self-serve cheese shop that basically consists of an upright fridge and an honor system pay box.