Cider, Cheese and Music Come Together at Crown Finish Caves in Crown Heights

Graft Cider will be for sale in individual cans and four-packs, and 50 percent of all proceeds will go to United for Puerto Rico.

Inside the cheesy caves.

Thirty feet beneath the streets of Crown Heights lie tunnels that date back to the 1850s. Once a brewery, the cool, underground climate has been converted to Crown Finish Caves, a cheese-aging facility with a “speakcheesy” vibe.

In one of their tunnels adjacent to the ripening wheels of cheese, Crown Finish curates the bi-monthly subterranean Cave Music concert series. This Thursday, you could be one of the lucky ones to get into their sold-out event that will feature soulful tunes from Tamar Korn, Stephanie Coleman and Courtney Hartman.

Arrive early to visit their pop-up shop at 5:30 p.m. and pick up one of the remaining standby tickets to the concert. At that pop-up, you can taste limited-edition, lactic-set cheeses made with Old Chatham Sheepherding cow and goat milk, washed in Graft Cider’s Strange Lands, Escape from Orion or Where Secrets Lie (you might have heard, but it’s a pairing that needs to be tried). Nibble on some Ploughgate Cave Aged butter—earthy, funky and sweet. Explore the flora of their cave through their selection of cheeses available for purchase, many with delightfully moldy rinds. Graft Cider will be for sale in individual cans and four-packs, and 50 percent of all proceeds will go to United for Puerto Rico. There simply isn’t a better way to prime yourself for Halloween weekend and celebrate Cider Week with some of the local best.

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