People far and wide know the Finger Lakes region makes great wine, but were you aware that it’s also becoming known for its cheese? 

Enjoy a variety of cheese from the Finger Lakes

Enjoy a variety of cheese from the Finger Lakes

On October 11th, discover the great dairy products of the Finger Lakes and learn how cheese is made at the Finger Lakes Artisanal Cheese Open House being held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following four locations here in the Finger Lakes:

Lively Run Goat Dairy
8978 County Road 142, Interlaken, NY 14847
Lively Run Goat Dairy is home to many goats including, Alpine, Nubian, and Saanen, as well as cross breeds. Their cheeses contain no preservatives, or artificial additives. Their Chevre is made in the traditional French style, and presented in small logs, plain or herbed. The Cayuga Blue has been featured in many national publications and their Greek-style Feta has a devoted following.

Sunset View Creamery
4970 County Road 14, Odessa, NY 14869
Family-owned Hoffarm’s Dairy has raised registered Holsteins and Ayrshires since 1905. Sunset View Creamery offers variety of cheese curds, pressed cheeses, and gift baskets.

Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company LLC
5491 Bergen Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886
Using fresh, wholesome raw milk from their farm, this cheese company crafts aged Gouda-style cheeses by hand. Their flagship cheeses are the Gouda-like “Schuyler” and its natural-rinded cousin, the Gruyere-style “Red Meck.” Herb- and seed-infused wheels and a beer-soaked cheese are also available.

Cowlick Farm
8865 Route 414, Lodi, NY 14860
Cowlick Farm is a unique shop in the Finger Lakes area featuring Farmstead Cheese, fresh Gelato, and cream’s favorite companion…Coffee!  They are committed to fresh, local dairy products. Visit their cows – they are so proud of them, they give them waterbeds to sleep on.

This open house is coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County in cooperation with the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty.

For more information or a map to the farms, CLICK HERE.

If you’ve had Finger Lakes cheese before, what’s your favorite?