Award-Winning Cheese Available Locally from Rainbeau Ridge in Bedford Hills

Rainbeau Ridge, a “real and accessible” farm and goat dairy in Bedford Hills, won first- and second-place ribbons at the American Cheese Society’s 2010 Judging and Competition Awards in Seattle. Lisa Schwartz’s Meridian variety was awarded the blue ribbon, with judges noting its outstanding aesthetics and exceptional flavor. “This cheese has a vegetable ash coating and middle vein,” says Schwartz, Rainbeau Ridge’s founder and proprietor. “It’s a favorite not only among the judges, but also with cheese lovers.” ChevreLait, the farm’s fresh pasteurized goat cheese in 5-inch rounds, earned a red ribbon—its second ribbon in two years.

Rainbeau Ridge crafts hand-ladled farmstead cheese made from goat milk produced on the farm. The cheeses are available from specialty retailers, including Mt. Kisco Seafood in New York, Lucy’s Whey in New York City, Wasik’s Cheese Shop in Massachusetts, Darien Cheese & Fine Foods in Connecticut, and Cowgirl Creamery in Washington, DC. They are also on the menu in fine restaurants such as Iron Horse Grill, Gramercy Tavern, Grand Tier at Lincoln Center, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and the Culinary Institute of America.

Rainbeau Ridge is a local resource for sustainable living and accessible agriculture, offering a wide range of activities, programs and products for families and individuals who wish to integrate nature into their lives. “Our programs and products are important parts of the social, cultural, educational and commercial activities that tie a community together,” Schwartz says.

For more information about Rainbeau Ridge products and where to buy them, visit

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