Pride of New York Members share experiences to promote products
Palatine, NY – The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard Team explored the Palatine Valley Dairy this past Monday to see how the Mill’s cheese curds are produced. The Team toured the sparkling clean operation from start to finish, witnessing the entire cheddaring process. Cheese curds, a regional New York treat, are made from fresh New York pasteurized milk. Before cheddar acquires its famous aged sharp taste it is pressed into blocks from many mild, bite-sized curds that have been separated from the liquid whey. Prior to pressing they are removed from the vat for sale as fresh curds in both plain and flavored varieties such as horseradish, garlic and hot pepper. The Mill’s chief cheese packer, Dee Burnett, worked with the Palatine staff and even package some fresh curds for the entire team. The Mill joins the Palatine Valley Diary in the Pride of New York Program to promote the sales of New York produced foods. In addition to cheeses the Mill offers great tasting New York apples and their own fresh pressed cider.
The Mill will open for its 149th season May 21st with an array of specialty foods, cheeses and fresh baked goods. Positions are still available for fun team member assignments throughout the Mill. To become a team member or request to join next spring’s tour call Lin Molloy at the Mill (607-547-9692.)