Cheesemaking has been a North Country tradition for generations. Long ago every small town in Northern New York had their own milk and cheese making plants where local farmers would take their milk to process. Farming was the number one industry.
The River Rat Cheese Company, has attracted many visitors to the 1000 Islands region. Founded by the late Richard J. Brown, 1000 Islands River Rat cheese continues to distribute the same superb old fashioned, high quality cheddar cheese right here in Jefferson County. River Rat Cheese brands like 3 year old cheddar, hickory smoked, horseradish, hot pepper, fresh mozzarella and of course the famous squeaky, salty cheese curds are sold throughout New York State as well as Vermont, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Gift baskets made to order can be picked up or shipped for your convenience. Many specialty baskets can be viewed and ordered from our website. Open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience, with the exception of major holidays, of course. Stop in today for your special taste of the North Country.