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Raw Milk Cheeses

× Handcrafted in Walton, NY ×

 

 

UPDATED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 10, 2017

VULTO CREAMERY VOLUNTARILY THEIR RECALLS ALL RAW MILK CHEESES BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES CONTAMINATION

Out of an abundance of caution, Vulto Creamery, Walton, New York, is  recalling ALL of its cheeses which include by name the following: Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, Willowemoc, Hamden, Walton Umber, Andes, & Blue Blais due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

The raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago Illinois, Portland Oregon and Washington, D.C. Distribution of these products began [insert date] until [insert date]. Product photos of all Vulto Cheese products being recalled along with a brief description are attached.

Testing results from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets identified Ouleout product contamination. The particular strain of Listeria monocytogenes found in the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets was found to be similar to the strain isolated from a cluster outbreak of Listeriosis responsible for 6 illnesses and 2 confirmed deaths.

Consumers that have any of these cheeses from Vulto Creamery should return the cheese to the purchase location for a refund. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers with any Vulto Creamery cheeses on hand should immediately remove these products from common storage coolers and quarantine these cheeses in a secured area of a cooler. Any wholesaler or distributor that has any of the eight Vulto Creamery cheeses should contact Vulto Creamery to receive instructions on what to do with the cheese. No recalled cheese should be destroyed until Vulto Creamery has been notified and agrees.

The production and distribution of all cheese products have been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers with any questions or seeking additional information can call 607-222-3995 normal hours of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ET) or send an email to vultocreamery@gmail.com.

 

Our Cheeses 

(availability may be variable based on Season and Demand)

Where To Find Our Cheeses

Here Are a few CHEESE SHOPS in NYC and the region. We're
available more widely, but THE LIST IS ALWAYS CHANGING,
so we can't list them all.

The Greene Grape
greenegrape.com
767 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY

Eastern District
easterndistrictny.com
1053 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Greenpoint Cheese & Meat
gpcheeseandmeat.com
192 Driggs Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Astoria Bier and Cheese
astoriabierandcheese.com
3414 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions
www.talbottandarding.com
323 Warren St.
Hudson, NY 12534

Rubiner's Cheesemongers
rubiners.com
264 Main St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230

The Cheese Traveler
thecheesetraveler.com
540 Delaware Ave.
Albany, NY 12209

Fairfield Cheese Company
fairfieldcheese.com
2090 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Greenwich Cheese Company
fairfieldcheese.com
154 East Putnam Ave.
Cos Cob, CT 06807

 

 

Bedford Cheese Shop
bedfordcheeseshop.com
229 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Lucy's Whey
lucyswhey.com
425 W 15th St,
New York, NY 10011

Eataly
eataly.com
200 5th Ave
New York, NY

Stinky Bklyn
stinkybklyn.com
215 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

BKLYN Larder
bklynlarder.com
228 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Saxelby Cheese
saxelbycheese.com
120 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002

Murray's Cheese Shop
murrayscheese.com
254 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10014

Campbell Cheese & Grocery
campbellcheese.com
502 Lorimer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211




 

About Vulto Creamery

Wheels of Miranda aging in the caves at Walton, NY.

Wheels of Miranda aging in the caves at Walton, NY.

Vulto Creamery is located in Walton, a small town in the western Catskills of New York where it produces a variety of handmade cheese in small batches, using raw milk of the highest quality, obtained from local dairy farmers. The creamery was started by Jos Vulto, once called Brooklyn's "favorite urban cheesemaker". 

Jos had been making cheese in his apartment for about 5 years, aging it under the Brooklyn sidewalk. He had never set out to become a cheese maker but after half a year of experimenting and favorable reception of some of his creations, he started to explore the possibility of starting a creamery. He had been coming to Walton for several years where he and his wife owned a seasonal getaway. Being a very rural area with plenty of dairy farms, it was the perfect place to produce cheese. He started construction of the creamery in 2010 and after some tragic delays, finally produced the first legal batch in 2012.

You can read more about Jos Vulto's story in Culture MagazineSpecialty Foods MagazineModern Farmer, Grubstreet and Cheesenotes

Contact Us

Vulto Creamery
44 West Street
Walton, NY 13856

(347) 622-0134

jvulto-at-gmail-dot-com

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We used to blog about our cheesemaking at http://heinennellie.blogspot.com/, we dont keep it updated anymore but if you'd like to read some of our old posts, you can learn more about our journey to full-time cheesemaking!

Please note: our creamery is not open to the public. If you would like to arrange for a visit please contact us in advance.