Wrapping up Finger Lakes Cider Week is the perfect companion to cider, cheese! The following locations are participating in the event so make a plan to visit and taste how good cider and cheese go together!

Lively Run - South Hill Cider
Black Duck Cider- Crosswinds Creamery
Black Diamond Cider- Crosswinds Creamery
Sunset View Creamery- Hazlitt’s Cider
Engelbert Farms- Eve’s Cider
Side Hill Acres- Shtayburne Farm, Snow
     Farm,  Jake’s Gouda, Heaven Scent,
​     Eve’s Cider
Finger Lakes Cider House - Snow, Engelbert,
​    Lively Run, Crosswinds

Grist Iron Brewing

November 4 | 12-4p

It's that time again, brew friends :) Join us on Sunday, Nov. 4th for yet another festival celebrating our area's cheesy goodness. 

TICKETS (Cash + Credit accepted):
$5 to sample cheese 
$15 to sample cheese with a GIB beer pairing flight. Tickets will be sold day-of at the door - no admission ticket necessary to enjoy the brewery. 

Featured Vendors: 
Engelbert Farms 
Sunset View Creamery
Lively Run Dairy
Side Hill Acres
Bespoke Herbalist at Dead Dog Farm

Vendors will be sampling and selling products, so bring your appetites and your wallets!
Live music provided by The Ampersand Project from 2- 5 p.m.

We are proud to have Stewart's Family Farm of Hornell NY join the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance, and just in time for the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival!

The Stewart family has run their dairy for over twenty years, operating purely on family labor. Now that the four kids are grown up they are branching out and diversifying to include Maple Syrup production, dairy goats, homespun and knit wool, and a CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture. Their newest expansion is cheese, and they're bringing their Chevre style soft cheeses to the festival.

Roasted cauliflower broccoli stuffed potatoes with cheesy butternut sauce

yield: makes 6 potatoes

6 yukon gold or butter potatoes
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups cauliflower florets
2 cups broccoli florets
4 green onions, thinly sliced

Cheesy butternut sauce
2 cups cubed butternut squash
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
¾ cup whole milk
12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

Directions: Cheesy butternut sauce
​Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the squash cubes. Add 1/4 cup of water, cover the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash is fork tender and soft enough to be pureed. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Transfer it to a blender or a food processor, add the garlic and blend until totally smooth.

Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add the milk. Cook until the milk is warm and bubbles appear around the edges, then whisk in the pureed squash. Heat again until warm, just a few minutes. Toss the grated cheese with the cornstarch until the cheese shreds are coated. Reduce the heat until the milk to low add in small handfuls of cheese, stirring until completely melted. Repeat with remaining cheese. Have patience! Stir in very small amounts of cheese slowly so it melts evenly and doesn't get gritty and separate. If it does become too thick, whisk in a few teaspoons of milk.


Remember, we are small, family run working farms and while we may have published hours, sometimes things come up. 

So for the best trip ever, call the farms before visiting. And always to dress comfortably with good walking shoes or sneakers. Heels are a really bad plan on a farm.


Want to head out to the farm? First, check Our Members page for farm hours. They differ from farm to farm! Then use our GOOGLE MAP to get around. Save it right to your Smart Phone for door to door directions.

While many of our farms keep the same hours year round, some of our destination farms reduce their hours or even close for the off season. But as the flowers start popping, the hours start expanding! Check our Hours Page for the most current hours for each farm. And remember, it's not a bad idea to call first, because these are small, family farms and sometimes emergencies do come up.



Do you love the Cheese Alliance? Does your business use or support the Alliance? Do you just love our cheese? Then, for $100 your business could be an Associate Member of the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance! 

For your membership, you get mentioned and promoted on our site and Facebook, with a link. And you are a preferred vendor when people ask. In addition, we will carry your literature in our shops and farms.

Email us at for an application and more details. 
Or just download the app here and mail it back to us!


Please welcome our newest Associates:

Finger Lakes Cider House

4017 Hickok Rd #1

Interlaken, NY 14847

Villa Bellangelo
150 Poplar Point
Dundee, NY 14837

Standing Stone Vineyards
9934 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841

Stever Hill Vineyards
3962 Stever Hill Road
Branchport, NY 14418

Curly's Family Restaurant
780 Route 14
Montour Falls, NY 14865

A Stone's Throw Bed & Breakfast
3509 West Avenue
Interlaken, NY 14847

These wonderful supporters are located in the heart of wine and cheese country, 
and perfect places to stay, eat and play while you're visiting here in the Finger Lakes. Please check them out and show them some love!

For a full list of and details on our current Associate Members, just go to our
Associate Members page!

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