Hudson-Chatham Horseradish Blue Cheese

Blue cheese is a general classification of cow’s milk, sheep’s milk, or goat’s milk cheeses that have had cultures of the mold Penicillium added so that the final product is spotted or veined throughout with blue, blue-gray or blue-green mold, and carries a distinct smell, either from that or various specially cultivated bacteria. Some blue […]

Hudson-Chatham Horseradish Cheddar Cheese

All of our horseradish products are prepared fresh weekly in small three-to-five gallon batches, before they are bottled and labeled again, all by hand! Cheddar cheese originates from the village of Cheddar in Somerset, South West England. Cheddar Gorge on the edge of the village contains a number of caves, which provided the ideal humidity […]

Hudson-Chatham Horseradish Cheese Spread

All of our horseradish products are prepared fresh weekly in small three-to-five gallon batches, before they are bottled and labeled again, all by hand! This is the baby that started it all. Delicious creamy horseradish cheese made with fresh horseradish and delicious local cheese, this white cheese based spread has the pop you’ve been waiting […]

Hudson-Chatham Horseradish Cheese Spreads

Horseradish is an amazing thing. Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana, syn. Cochlearia armoracia) is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae family which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli, and cabbage. The plant was probably native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. It is now cultivated around the world and grown largely for its root. The intact horseradish root […]

Hudson-Chatham Ginger Agave Cashews

The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen that produces the cashew nut and the cashew apple. Officially classed as Anacardium occidentale, it can grow as high as 14 metres (46 ft), but the dwarf cashew, growing up to 6 metres (20 ft), has proved more profitable, with earlier maturity and higher yields. The cashew nut is served […]

Hudson-Chatham Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

Delicately flavored and versatile, the almond is available throughout the year to make a healthy and tasty addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Although packaged almonds are available year round, they are the freshest in mid-summer, which is when they are at the height of their season. The almond is technically as seed. The […]

Hudson-Chatham Balsamic-Styled Vinegars

   Balsamic vinegar (in Italian: aceto balsamico) is a vinegar originating from Italy. The original, costly, traditional balsamic vinegar (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale), is made from a reduction of cooked white Trebbiano grape juice, and used as a condiment. It has been produced in Modena and Reggio Emilia since the Middle Ages, being mentioned in a document […]

Hudson-Chatham Fire In the Vineyard Hot Sauce

Humans have used chili peppers and other hot spices for thousands of years. One of the first commercially available bottled hot sauces appeared in 1807 in Massachusetts. However, of the early brands in the 1800s, few survive to this day. Tabasco sauce is the earliest recognizable brand in the hot sauce industry, appearing in 1868 […]

Hudson-Chatham Hot Smoking Winemaker’s BBQ Sauce

Barbecue sauce is as American as apple pie, maybe more so! The precise origin of barbecue sauce is unclear. Some trace it to the end of the 15th century, when Christopher Columbus brought a sauce back from Hispaniola, while others place it at the formation of the first American colonies in the 17th century. References […]

Hudson-Chatham Maple Apple Butter

The production of apple butter was also a popular way of using apples in colonial America, well into the 19th century. But, the roots of apple butter go all the way back to Limburg (Belgium and the Netherlands) and Rhineland (Germany), conceived during the Middle Ages, when the first monasteries (with large fruit yards) appeared. […]

Hudson-Chatham Maple Mustard

Honey mustard is a blend of mustard and honey. It is commonly used both on sandwiches, and as a dip for finger foods such as chicken strips. It is also very popularly combined with vinegar and/or olive oil to make a honey vinaigrette salad dressings. Combinations of English mustard with honey or Demerara sugar are popular in […]

Hudson-Chatham Seyval Blanc Mustard

Seyval Blanc is  the most popularly grown white grape in the Hudson Valley. A hybrid wine grape variety used to make white a variety of light wines, its vines ripen early, are productive and are suited to fairly cool climates.Seyval blanc is grown mainly in England, the United States east coast especially in New England, New […]

Sugarmaker’s Reserve Vanilla Maple Amber

At Hudson-Chatham we never stop thinking about what we can do differently. Whether it’s wine, syrup, or anything else, what else can we do? Syrup was no exception. So we decided to take a batch of Grade A Amber and have a little fun. During the final boil we threw in whole Madagascar vanilla beans. […]

Sugarmaker’s Reserve Dirty Syrup

Dirty Syrup is a trademarked recipe from Hudson-Chatham Sugarmaker’s Reserve. This special edition syrup is made of 47.5% Grade A Syrup; 47.5% Grade B syrup, and 5% local honey. We’ve also added ground cinnamon. We doo this during the final boil of the syrup, and bottle it hot! But why do we call it Dirty Syrup? […]