Original Herkimer Cheese

Original Herkimer Cheese

Company Information

2745 State Route 51
Ilion, New York 13357
# of NYS Jobs: 17

At Original Herkimer Cheese® we’ve been making artisan cheeses since 1949. We like to say that Original Herkimer Cheese® is “Where Excellence Is a Tradition”, and to us that’s personal. We are a 3rd generation family owned and operated business. We believe in making the highest quality of specialty cheese products, and we still craft our products in the same meticulous way we always have. We start with premium ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. We carefully craft our dips and spreads in small batches. Our premium cheese balls and logs are made and wrapped by hand. All of our aged NY State cheddar is hand-cut and dipped in black wax. Our products are designed to make your life easier and tastier. Whether you are arranging a beautiful cheese tray for entertaining, sending a unique gift, or making impressively easy meals for your family and friends, Original Herkimer Cheese® is the answer. Experience for yourself the tasteful tradition of Original Herkimer Cheese®.


NY State Aged Cheddar Cheeses in black wax, Cheese & Nut Balls & Cheese Logs, Gourmet Cheese Spreads & Dips, Chocolate Cheese Fudge, our famous Chutter® & much more!

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Did you know...?

Our founder, Sheldon Basloe, was inducted into the Dairy Hall of Fame for his cheese industry innovations.

Where to Purchase

In grocery stores, at our retail outlet in Ilion, NY and online at www.OriginalHerkimerCheese.com