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  

 

 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

California

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? 

 

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?

 

All affinage inquiries can be sent to desk@crownfinishcaves.com. Because of space and logistical limitations, please understand that we may be unable to age your cheese at this time. 

 

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.