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Calkins Creamery

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Calkins Creamery is the sister cheesemaking business of Highland Farm, a registered-Holstein cow dairy that has been in the Bryant family for five generations. Started in 1841 by Burton and Elizabeth Bryant, Highland Farm was passed down through the generations; cheesemaker Emily Bryant was raised there. Emily studied food science at Penn State University as an undergraduate, and her husband Jay worked for a large ice cream manufacturer before they were both lured back to Wayne County, Pennsylvania by the promise of reviving and sustaining the family farm, and raising their own family there.

Calkins Creamery makes an array of raw and pasteurized cows' milk cheeses from Highland Farm's top quality milk. Emily's father Bill and her brothers Zack and Mike care for the herd, ensuring that the cows are happy and healthy. Happy healthy cows are paramount to their operation. As Emily says 'Cow comfort reduces stress and results in increased milk production and increased butterfat' - all the ingredients you need for great cheese!

Calkins Creamery cow in pasture field

Cheeses From This Farm

  • 1841 Havarti
  • Elsa Mae
  • Noble Road
  • Quark
  • Smoke Signal
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Photo Credits: Calkins Creamery