The Following Are Destination Farms with Seasonal Hours
Lively Run Goat Farm
Lively Run pioneered artisanal goat cheese in the US, beginning production in 1982 with a small herd of thirty goats. Lively Run has grown over the years and we now source our milk from a collective of small local goat dairies in addition to our own goats. Lively Run has added a range of cow milk cheeses using milk from an award winning local cow dairy.
Our cheese is made by hand in small batches with a process rooted in tradition and affection for the animals producing our milk. We make a variety of unique and exceptional goat and cow cheeses which have become a staple of the Finger Lakes region and beyond.
Chevre , Feta -Traditional Greek-style,
Finger Lakes Gold, Seneca Blue Moon -aged Chèvre, Cayuga Blue, Lake Effect Cheddar -Aged for at least six months,
Gorge Trail Gouda, Shire -Gorge Trail Gouda,
Willow Hedge -Alpine-style cheese,
Blue Yonder -Blue Yonder raw cow’s milk blue cheese
8778 Country Rd 142
Interlaken, NY 14847
10am to 5pm Mon-Sat
Noon to 5pm Sun
(For groups of 15, please contact us 1 week in advance
Sunset View Creamery
4970 County Rd. 14, Odessa
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10-5. From Memorial Day to Labor Day 7 days a week 10-5. After Labor Day, open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10-5 through New Year's Eve
Sunset View Creamery is located on Hoffarms Dairy, a century farm located outside of Odessa, New York, 15 minutes South of Watkins Glen. This Farmstead/Artisan Cheese Production Facility is operated, along with the farm, by the 4th and 5th generation of the Hoffman Family. The farm is also home to our annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival -- which is the last Saturday in July each year.
Cheese Curds: Plain, Buffalo, Mama Mia (Garlic and Onion), Jack Radish, Dill and Tomato Basil
Semi-hard Aged Cheddar Cheese:
Mild all the way to 7 Yr
Heritage: An Italian style cheese great for cooking and grating, similar to Parmesan
NEW for 2018 - Havarti
These are Production Farms and Producers that are closed to the public except during events or by appointment only. NOTE: Some have on-site cheese coolers, which are noted.
Heaven Scent Farm
4735 Turnpike Rd
Bath NY 14810
Heaven Scent Farm is operated by Jerald Stewart, making flavored and plain Jacks. While the farm is a non-destination farm, meaning there are no visitations at the farm, they do have a seasonal road stand where you can pick up their cheeses from May through October, in addition to several Finger Lakes Wineries and the Corning Summer & Winter Markets.
Heavenly Jack, Devilish Jack, Dill-licious Jack
Crosswinds Farm & Creamery
6762 Log City Rd, Ovid
Crosswinds Farm & Creamery is located in Ovid, and can be identified easily by their white, hoop-style barn which is a local landmark! The Brown Swiss dairy cows that live there produce deliciously rich milk that is ideal for cheese making. Fresh & Alpine style cheeses are the focus, as well as other farm fresh products. Their products are available on the farm and at many area retail locations (check website for complete listing).
Morning Glory: A soft, fresh pasteurized cows' milk cheese with a rich texture and tangy flavor similar to chevre. It spreads nicely and can be used for baking, fillings, crumbles, or simply eaten out of the container! -- plain & chive
Butternut: Baby Swiss
Rose's Reserve: Aged Swiss
SELF-SERVE CHEESE COOLER ON PREMISES.
Jakes Gouda Cheese
2142 Brothertown Road
Deansboro, NY 13328
Tel: (315) 841-4072
Jake’s Gouda Cheese began with a simple idea – that well crafted food is inherently good. Something about it just makes you feel… well, good. and Jake thought he could bring this goodness to Gouda Cheese. You see, true Gouda needs to breathe and most of what he could find locally was sealed so tight it was if the goodness had squeezed right out. Our Gouda is handmade in Upstate NY, and crafted in the traditional Dutch style. True Gouda needs to breathe and our baby get’s plenty of air. Turned daily on pine planks to ensure uniform age and perfection for at least sixty days, it’s also a raw milk cheese – no high temp pasteurization here. The results? One of New York’s finest traditional style Gouda cheese!
Aged Gouda - matured at least six months, for a distinct sharpness and saltier finish
Baby Gouda - softer and smoother than it’s aged counterpart. But, just because it’s delicate doesn’t mean it doesn’t have full grown Gouda goodness
Cracked Black Pepper - A delicious mix of spicy & fresh cracked black pepper Jalapeno Blend - A spicy kick featuring a blend of Jalapenos and sweet peppers Nettle Blend - a delightful mix of chives, celery, parsley, onion, and garlic Sharp Cheddar Cheese - handmade in Upstate NY made from raw milk, our sharp cheddar cheese has a rich and classic cheddar flavor Smoked Gouda - This latest addition is flavored after it has aged at least 60 days, Jake’s Smoked Gouda has a smooth, smoked oak flavor Sundried Tomato and Garlic - A smooth and robust mix of sundried tomato and garlic
Farmers Market at Cottage Lawn
Tuesdays | May 17th – September 13th 3 pm – 7 pm
Fayetteville Farmers Market CNY
Thursdays | May 19 – October 13th 12 pm – 6 pm
Hamilton Farmers Market
Saturdays | May 7th – October 29th
8 am – 1 pm
These are Destination Farms that are open year round with set hours (some hours may vary season to season).
182 Sunnyside Rd., Nichols
Seasonal Online Store coming soon!
Fri & Saturday | 10a-3p
Engelbert Farms is a certified organic farm in Nichols, NY, farming in the same location since 1911. It is a true family farm with six family members making their living on the farm. Sons Joe and John represent the 5th generation at this location. Engelbert Farms has been farming organically since 1981, and certified organic since 1984. Cheese is made from the milk of organic, crossbreed cows who are on pasture from April through November. The Engelberts proudly point out they make their living “with” their cows, not “from” them! Farm store is open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 3, year round. Special extended hours for Finger Lakes Cheese Trail open house dates.
Certified Organic Cheddars, Feta,Goudas, Beer-Brine Moochego & MooVache (spreadable cow milk cheese)
7438 County Route 113
Bath, NY 14810
Year-round, 7 days a week: 8a-7p
Please call first.
Located in Bath just off the southern tip of Keuka Lake, Parulski Farms is our newest member. The farm produces 5 types of cheese curd, 6 types of jack and 6 types of cheddar! Their farm store is open year round from 10am-5pm daily, and are regular vendors at several southern tier farmers markets.
Jacks:plain, raspberry, fiesta taco, jalapeno, pizza, onion & chive
Cheese Curd: plain, garlic, horseradish, buffalo & cajun
Cheddars:Plain, 2 year aged, garlic, garlic sriracha, smoked & bacon
2909 Chase Rd., Rock Stream
Spring-Fall: Monday-Saturday | 11a-4p
Winter: Saturdays Only 11a-4p
Shtayburne Farm in Rock Stream, NY produces Cheddars, Jacks and Fresh Curds. Over three generations of experience in dairy farming. It starts with dirt….good dirt, and the rich soil that they farm is among the richest in the Finger Lakes region.
Cheddar Curds: Plain, Roasted Garlic, Tomato Basil, Blazin Buffalo Wing
Cheddars: Mild to Sharp, Chilipepper, Sharp, Smoked, Horseradish
Monterey Jack Style: Flavors include Jalapeno, Peppercorn, Italian Herb, Garlic & Herb, Blueberry
Side Hill Acres Goat Farm
79 Spencer Road, Candor
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat | 8a-6p
Thurs | 8-12p
Closed Tuesdays & Sundays
Side Hill Acres Goat Farm is located in picturesque Candor, a short, scenic drive from Ithaca or Binghamton. Since 1987 Russell and Rita Kellog have been an established goat dairy. In 1994, they also became a goat cheese processing plant. As a family-operated goat dairy, they are committed to maintaining herd health as well as premium quality hand-crafted goat milk products. Tour the farm and go into the goat barn which contains 138 head of dairy goats. Mingle with the goats and learn how to milk a goat by hand! Tour the cheese plant and learn how their cheese is made. Taste their award-winning cheeses and cheese products. Shop their farm store for their cheeses and a wide variety of other local, artisan foods including fudge, gluten-free and organic foods, herbs, bulk foods, honey, maple syrup and more. They're open year round, nearly every day of the week!
Milks: Grade A Pasteurized Goat Milk and Raw Goat Milk (at farm only)
Goat Cheese: Goat Cheese Logs: plain & herbed; Feta Logs, Raw Goat Milk Cheddar; Goat Cheese Pinwheels; Crumbled Feta: plain, herbed, and sun dried tomato
Other Goat Milk Products: Cream Cheese, Cheese Spreads, Kefir Goat Cheese, and Yogurt
Snow Farm Creamery
665 Buffalo Road
Brooktondale, NY 14817
Tiara: an Asiago style using cows milk
Dream Street: Gouda style
Dream street with brown mustard seed
Dream Street with whole cumin seed
Baby Swiss with brown mustard seed
Fetish: a Feta style cows milk cheese
Fetish with black pepper
Fetish with Aleppo pepper
Mozzarella! Cheddars! Washed Rind Stinkies! Chevre! Blues! Fresh Curds! Brie! And now Italian Cheeses! These are just some of the artisan cheeses you'll find along our Trail! We have 7 Destination Farms -- most with regular hours year round, and a few irregular or seasonal hours. We also have 6 Production Farms in the Alliance.
Visit our Destination Farms throughout the year (find their hours on our Hours Page, and directions on our Map Page). And catch up with our Production Farms & Producers during the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival and other Alliance and offsite events!
Member Farms & Producers
These are Destination Farms that are open year round with set hours (some hours may vary season to season).
643 Cobb St.
Groton, NY 13073
Scheffler Farm is a small organic dairy and diversified farm market located in the Fingerlakes region of NYS. We specialize in
high quality, grass-fed beef cuts, out-doorsy eggs, and five delicious varieties of raw milk cheddar cheese.
plain, garlic, Italian herb, hot pepper, and bacon cheddar
East Hill Creamery
346 S Main St, Perry, NY 14530
East Hill Creamery is owned by Gary and Betty Burley. The two have been dairying in Wyoming County since 1981. They started out with just 18 cows but have expanded over the years and now with the help of their children operate 2 pasture based dairies with a total of 1200 cows. East Hill Creamery has been making raw-milk, grass-fed, cave-aged, alpine style cheeses since May of 2016.
Stewart's Family Farm
6681 Cty Rt 27 Hornell, NY 14843
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.
Hemlock Ridge Farm
8690 Hemlock Road
Avoca, NY 14809
Certified Organic since 2006, Hemlock Ridge Farm is owned and operated by Kelvin and Jessie Slayton. Situated on a windy hilltop south west of Keuka Lake, calico cows graze on green pastures from May through October. Our passion is to ensure health and vigor in our land, crops, animals and growing family . Our cows reward our efforts with rich, high quality milk, perfect for delicious cheeses to nurture your family