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The company says its award-winning St. Stephen is a luscious triple cream soft-ripened cheese, handcrafted in Stephentown, New York, using all natural, locally-sourced cow’s milk and cream. Buttery and smooth with an earthy, mushroomy fragrance, St. Stephen spreads nicely at room temperature and pairs perfectly with something bubbly. Four Fat Fowl says this cheese is definitely worth clucking about! In addition to its original offering, St. Stephen, Four Fat Fowl has introduced two new exciting cheeses: Inagadda Ricotta and Camembertha.

Josie Madison G'06, M.S.Ed., Childhood Education, Founder and Owner Alumni Gift Guide Cheese

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It all comes packed in an antique gray gift crate that can be reused or re-gifted. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Purchase St. Stephen at retail locations locally and all over the country. See the website at for a “where to buy” list. To order a gift basket, email us at

Josie Madison G'06, M.S.Ed., Childhood Education, Founder and Owner Alumni Gift Guide

Josie Madison G’06, M.S.Ed., Childhood Education, Founder and Owner

What inspired our business:
My talented family inspired our business. Within one family, we had a team with just the right experience and skills to make and sell cheese and run a business. My brother (Willy Bridgham), his wife (Shaleena Bridgham), and I spent many a lazy Sunday sitting around a kitchen table dreaming about starting our own creamery, and one day we just took the plunge. My partners’ talents continue to inspire me every day.

How Saint Rose helped my career:
Although my M.S. in Education from Saint Rose doesn’t seem like it would help me with operating a creamery, it did! Most importantly, it taught me how to take on a challenge and meet it. Putting together my portfolio was a big learning experience in how to manage, synthesize, and present large quantities of information. With Saint Rose’s emphasis on small class sizes and group work, I also learned so much about how to work cooperatively with other students and professors in a creative and wonderfully supportive environment. Those skills are useful to me every day in my small, family business. I will always be grateful for my Saint Rose experience.