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Welcome to Canvasback Farms

A Chef  dedicated to the art and tradition of creating the world’s finest, organic, handmade cheese. 

Welcome to la Fromagerie

Our Cheeses Are All Handmade by Chef Ruggerio


Trained in France by the finest chefs of the 20th Century, Ruggerio  hand crafts every wheel of cheese, if the milk is not to his standards, he will not make the cheese, because of that, you may not find what your seeking, please be patient. The best of cheese should not be served at once, instead Canvasback cheeses are served at last!

Our Collection


 By offering a collection of carefully aged cheeses, the Cellars at Canvasback Farms allows for the most important aspects of  fromagère , quality milk production and artisanal cheesemaking techniques The goal is to provide the you with perfectly ripe, delicious cheeses from the verdant working landscape of the Catskill Mountains of New York.  

About Chef Ruggerio


 David Ruggerio honed his culinary skills in France at several of the country's leading restaurants, among them, the Hotel Negresco with Jacques Maximin; Moulin de Mougins with Roger Verge; L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges with Paul Bocuse and Les Pres d'Eugenie with Michel Guerard. He went on to national acclaim with his PBS cooking shows and his Food Network Series, "Ruggerio to Go."

About Us

Famed Chef!

Our cheeses are created and watched over by famed Chef David Ruggerio.

Happy Cows!

Our cheese begin with a base of rich, mild cow's milk from free-range happy Hollstein cows!

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Recipes and Ramblings

 La Fromagerie 

This is my periodic rants and ramblings on creating my cheeses. In addition I will often add a recipe that you can use with one of my cheeses! Enjoy!


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Our First Cheeses Are Aging Now

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