WE’RE IN BUSINESS to ENSURE a vibrant future for our regions’ dairy farmers.

Third Wheel Cheese Company is your local cheese liaison. We make it simple for cheese makers to expand their markets, and convenient for chefs and retailers to serve and sell a wide selection of outstanding cheeses produced in the Northeast.

Me and my son, Caleb, at the High Street on Market farmers market.

Me and my son, Caleb, at the High Street on Market farmers market.

ABOUT US

As Fair Foods’ executive director for nearly 20 years, I built relationships with farmers and producers throughout the region and dedicated myself to helping them grow their businesses.

When I opened the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market in 2003, there were only two artisan cheeses available - Shellbark Sharp (Shellbark Hollow Farm) and Birchrun Blue (Birchrun Hills Farm).  As the region's artisan dairy movement grew, the Farmstand's  selection grew along with it.  We sold cheese, milk, yogurt and butter from over 30 local producers.

I was inspired by all the growers I worked with over the years, but in particular the livestock farmers who's stewardship of the land and care of the animals led me to start this company.

Ann Karlen