Cheese

Palmyra Farm LLC and Palmyra Farm Cheese LLC are owned an operated by the Shank and Creek Families.  We are located in rural Washinton County Maryland near Hagerstown and not far from the Antietam Battlefield and centuries of history that has built our nation.  The farm is operated by the third and fourth generations of the family and now the young fifth generation is eager to join them.  Our dairy herd is a beautiful heritage breed, Ayrshires, known for their unique milk qualities that yield a smooth creamy somewhat sweet tasting cheese.  Twice each day the family milks and cares for the 75 cows that call the farm their home and feed them a totally balanced diet made from feeds raised on the farm to optimize their health and development. 

Only whole milk produced by our cows is used to make our 100% pure pasteurized cheese.  Our cows have won many awards for the quantities and quality of milk they produce from local to national organizations.  Palmyra Farm Cheeses are uniquely flavored Cheddars produced from our award winning Ayrshires.  Our artisan Cheddar captures the exclusive flavors and texture of the wholesome fresh milk provided by our distinctive award winning cows.  The milk from our Ayrshires has a smooth texture and light consistency with a refreshingly appetizing taste and flavor that transmits directly to our line of chesses.  We age all of the cheese a minimum of ninety days but most is over nine months old before it is offered to consumers.  Recently we have begun partnerships with local wineries and breweries to offer truly locally flavored products such as our Cushwa Stout Cheddar.  Delicious on their own or combined in recipes, we are confident our Palmyra Farm Cheese will please your palate.

CHEESE VARIETIES

Custom Cheese Varieties available in 8oz and pound packages and 5 lb blocks (package weights vary). Availability may vary according to season.

Feta
A little dry, a little salty but not too much

Colby
Soft, creamy and oh so good

Garlic Colby
Garlic bread without the bread

Hot Pepper Colby
Bits of hot pepper to wake up your taste bud

Cheddar
Aged a minimum of 90 days – just right

Chesapeake Bay Cheddar
Old Bay seasoning makes it go great with seafood

Smoked Cheddar
Pleasant very lightly smoked

Tomato Basil Cheddar
Hints of fresh Italian flavorings

Mozzarella
Reduced fat, a little dry, melts beautifully

Smoked Mozzarella
A hint of hickory smoke makes this dry mozzarella great for sandwiches and pizza

Yogurt Onion & Chive Cheese
Yogurt culture base that melts in your mouth or on a warm bagel

Smoke Gouda

Crushed Cellars Chardonnay Cheddar
Smooth and creamy

Chesapeake Jack
That Old Bay flavor in a semi-hard mild presentation without the sharpness of our cheddars

Chesapeake Cheese Curds

Smoked Cheese Curds

Hot Cajun Cheese Curds

CHEESE SPREADS AVAILABLE!
Made from our signature Colby and Cheddar, seasoned with some of our traditional flavorings or a few other combinations, they are great with crackers, veggies or fruit. Flavors available include Buffalo Ranch, Bacon Ranch, Chesapeake, Cranberry Walnut, Garlic, Tomato Basil, Hot Pepper, Smoked, Onion & Chive and Dill. Celebrate the big game or any other event with Palmyra Farm Cheese Spreads!

*Be sure you check out our Seasonal Fruit Spreads…Strawberry, Peach, Apple Cinnamon and our wine based spreads from Knob Hall Winery & Crushed Cellars Winery!

Look for our cheeses at several locally owned restaurants and farmers markets in Montgomery, Washington and Frederick counties including

28 South  28South.net

A Bloom Florist www.abloomltd.com
Big Cork Vineyards www.bigcorkwine.com
BlueGoose Fruit Market & Bakery www.bluegoosefruitmarketandbakery.com
Butler’s Orchard www.butlersorchard.com
Catoctin Mountain Orchard www.catoctinmountainorchard.com
The Common Market www.commonmarket.com
Detour Winery www.detourwinery.com
Elk Run Vineyard www.elkrun.com
Ernst Market www.ernstmarket.com
The Gourmet Goat Restaurant and Martini Bar www.thegourmetgoat.com
Holsinger’s Market www.holsingersmeatmarket.com
Home Longmeadow 301-936-1500
Knob Hall Winery www.knobhallwinery.com

The Lodge www.lodgerestaurant.net
The Market Place of Sharpsburg www.facebook.com/themarketplaceofsharpsburg
Orr’s Farm Market www.orrsfarmmarket.com
Phil & Jerry’s Meats and More www.philandjerrys.com
Rocky Point Creamery www.rockypointcreamery.com
Shari Lenhart sharilenhart@aol.com
Stonewall Angus   www.stonewallangus.com Farm Family &
Sunny Meadows Garden Center 301-432-2327
Taylor’s Farm Market LLC www.taylorfarmsmarket.com
Valley Coop valley.coop@yahoo.com
Spider Hall Farm Market www.spiderhallfarm.com

Find us at the following upcoming events:

HCC Alumni Flower and Garden Show March 16& 17 2019  www.hagerstowncc.edu/alumni-foundation  
Interstate Wine Festival  June 8, 2019  www.interstatewinefest.com    
Bud Fest  Williamsport Redmen  June 8, 2019    
Leitersburg Peach Festival  August 10-11, 2019  leitersburgruritan.org  
Kris Kringle Craft Show  November 17& 18, 2019  kriskringlecraftshow.com  
Premium Outlets Holiday Farmers Market November- December 2019