Crown Finish Caves is a cheese aging facility and NYS licensed dairy plant located in the former lagering tunnels of the Nassau Brewery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Thirty feet below the street, our caves were originally designed for fermenting beer and with an average year round temperature of 50 degrees fahrenheit, they provide the perfect environment for aging cheese, too! This is a centuries old practice called "affinage," and is a prominent industry throughout Europe. We receive "green cheese", or cheese around 1 week old that hasn't developed a rind yet, from local, artisan producers, as well as from one as far away as Italy! Our main tunnel currently holds 28,000 pounds of cheese, and it's almost full