Farmers: Dave and Sally
Type of Farm(s): Sheep Creamery
Acreage: 600 acres
Grow/Raises: Sheep yogurt, camembert, blue and soft-ripened cheese
Old Chatham Sheepherding Creamery was born back in 1993 when Tom and Nancy Clark bought 600 acres of lush grassy fields in Old Chatham, New York to form a sheep dairy farm. It soon became the largest of its kind in the United States. The Clark’s were involved in every aspect of the operation for nearly twenty years, from helping design the barns and the creamery to making the cheese itself. Old Chatham’s Camembert, Ewe’s Blue, Kinderhook Creek and sheep’s milk yogurts have since won numerous awards and appear on restaurant menus and in the cheese cases of the best specialty food stores throughout the country. Dave and Sally Galton purchased Old Chatham Sheepherding Creamery from Tom and Nancy in December of 2014 and continue to produce Old Chatham’s original line of artisanal cheeses and sheep’s milk yogurts.