Crown Finish Caves- 
is a cheese aging facility located in an 1850's lagering tunnel thirty feet below the street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

We are located in the historic former Nassau Brewery building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Our caves are the old lagering tunnels of the brewery, and at approximately 50 degrees fahrenheit year round, they are the perfect temperature for aging cheese. We don't make cheese here, we just age it; this is a centuries old practice called "affinage," and is a prominent industry throughout Europe. We receive young cheese (AKA "Green Cheese") from local, artisan producers, as well as from some more distant producers, even one in Italy! Most of our cheese is produced less than 250 miles from NYC, and it is always received when it is between 1-14 days old, and no rind has developed. We ripen our cheese in the ideal conditions of our historic tunnels, which were renovated into a state-of-the-art licensed NYS Dairy Plant. At full capacity, our main tunnel holds 22,000 pounds of cheese, and it's almost full. 

You can find our cheeses throughout the NYC metropolitan area, as well as in Philadelphia, DC, Boston, Nashville, and Chicago. 

 

Photo courtesy of @colejwood

Photo courtesy of @colejwood

Where to find us

Some of the retail and restaurant locations we've been working with:

Online

New York: 

Mid Atlantic

NorthEast

South

Mid-West

We are now available at Whole Foods Markets in the Northeast, North Atlantic, Mid Atlantic, and South! 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

CAN I COME TAKE A TOUR? 

 

Thank you for your interest in taking a tour of our caves! Food Safety is a primary concern for us here at Crown Finish Caves, and in order to prevent contamination or other sanitation issues we are unable to offer tours to the public. To get an idea of what the daily operations, cheese aging techniques, and the facilities look like, please follow us on Instagram!  

 

HOW DO I BUY CHEESE?

 

Please check out our "Where to Find Us" section to locate a CFC retailer near you!

We host pop-up cheese shops out of our facility every month. Check our Instagram or Facebook for updates on the next pop-up. We donate 50% of all pop-up proceeds to a different charity every month

Retailers and restaurants can contact us at orders@crownfinishcaves.com for wholesale information.

 

WILL YOU AGE MY CHEESE?

 

We strive to create sustainable relationships with our farms by giving farmers the time to focus on what you do best: farming and cheesemaking. We take the stress of sales and aging out of production, leading to the best tasting finished product possible, however. we operate under many limitations that may not allow us to bring in your cheese.  Please contact us with partnership inquiries. 

 

ARE YOU HIRING?

 

We are not actively hiring, however as a growing company we are always keeping an eye out for new talent. While there are currently no paid positions available, we do have an internship program which has the potential to lead to employment. Please contact desk@crownfinishcaves.com with any internship inquiries.