Can I visit/tour the farm?
The farm is open occasionally for tours. Please sign up for our email newsletter for announcements on future tours. Because Beekman 1802 Farm is a private residence and working farm, we must restrict access.

Where can I buy your cheese?
Our cheese is available at the Beekman 1802 Mercantile in Sharon Springs, our online store, and select cheese stores across the country.

Are any of your products sold in my state?

Go here to see a list of our retail partners.

Where can I order copies of “Bucolic Plague” and your cookbooks?

You can order an autographed & personalized copies of any book  here.

Where can I stay in Sharon Springs?

We love our neighbors at the American Hotel, but visit Schoharie County’s tourism site for a full listing.

I have sensitive skin. Which of your soaps would be best for my skin-type?

All of our soaps are made from gentle pure ingredients, created for people with sensitive skin. Our most gentle soaps are the Beekman 1802 Original and the Honey Bar.



Where is the Beekman 1802 store located?

The Beekman 1802 Mercantile is located at 187 Main Street, Sharon Springs, NY 13459. (This is the physical address only. See below for mailing address.)

Can I mail something to the store?

Sure! But please send all mail to:
Beekman 1802
PO Box 325
Sharon Springs, NY, 13459

What are the Beekman 1802 store hours?

We are open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm.

Is everything that is for sale in the store, available online?

Our Mercantile carries certain products that are currently available in-store only.  As we design new products, they debut in the Mercantile first, so be sure to stop by and see some of our specialty items.

Who do I contact if I’m interested in corporate gifting?

You can email [email protected]

What is your Privacy Policy and will my information be shared if I provide you with my email addresss?

We protect the privacy of our customers.  To read our full Privacy Policy, please click here



How do you store the cheese?

We recommend storing in the refrigerator with the wheel wrapped in plastic wrap to prevent drying and serving the cheese at room temperature.

What is the shelf life of the cheese?

Blaak is an aged cheese, and as it ages further it will become drier and sharper, but its shelf life is many months.

Can the cheese be frozen?

It can, but we do not recommend it as it slightly changes the texture of the cheese.

I received my cheese, but the ice packs had melted upon arrival. Is the cheese still safe to eat?

The cheese is packed inside an insulated sleeve along with the ice packs to ensure that it stays at a cool temperature throughout delivery, and once received it is best served at room temperature.

There’s a white mold growing on the outside of my cheese.  Is it OK to eat?

Your cheese is completely fine.  Mold grows on the cheese naturally as it ages in the cave.  This is what gives the cheese its unique flavor.   We brush the mold off before shipping but it will re-grow when given the optimal environments (cool temps and moisture).  You can either eat the mold along with the rind or you can use a vegetable brush to brush off the mold (do so over the sink as ash will fly).



Can I get an autographed picture of the Beekman Boys?

We’re not famous enough for that! We do however autograph all our books purchased from our website. Click here to shop our library.

How did the table get inside?

Lucky for us, the Beekman doorway has a thick threshold, and once removed, we removed the top and were able to get the table inside.

Who answers your fan mail?

We read all the mail ourselves and we make an effort to respond to as many as we can, but it’s tough with only the 2 of us and all the chores that still have to be done.


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