Welcome Cheese Lovers!

SUMMER CHEESE BITES

SUMMER MEANS THE
FINGER LAKES CHEESE FESTIVAL!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 26, because our 3rd annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival is back and even bigger! More foods, more exhibitors, more games, more classes!

We're back at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa for another year, and you're not going to believe all the fun we have in store for you and the whole family! The Cheese Fest is truly the Family & Foodie Event of the Summer! And you're invited!



WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!


Please join us in welcoming Heaven Scent Farm from Cohocton to the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail! This new member specializes in Jacks, which can be purchased at their seasonal roadstand on Route 21 in Cohocton, the Corning Summer Market and Winter Market, or various wineries throughout the region. You'll also be able to try and buy their cheeses during our trail-wide Spring Open House on June 7 at our Associate member, Lakewood Vineyards, which coincidentally is about 5 minutes from Shtayburne Farm!

Also please help us welcome back Side Hill Acres Goat Farm in Candor! They are open 5 days a week (closed Tuesday and Sunday) and love people to come visit them for their great goat cheeses and a chance to milk the goats and pet the kids!

And finally, please welcome back 4 Tin Fish Farm in Conquest as a non-destination farm (no farm visits). Check our website for markets and stores that carry their chevre, feta and goat milk.

For a complete member listing and breakdown, download our new 2014 Finger Lakes Cheese Trail brochure.
flct2014brochure.pdf
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JUST RELEASED!


We've got many new products coming to the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail in 2014, and here are a few of the newest ones that are already out...

Sunset View Creamery: Fresh Mozzarella
Dutch Hill Creamery: Fresh Mozzarella & 100% Natural, Cream-on-Top, European Style Yogurt
Muranda Cheese Company: SOB Cheddar (Scallion, Onion, Bacon)


SUMMER  HOURS

While many farms have the same hours year round, we do have a few that cut back hours in the winter, but, like a flower, open up more for the summer season!

SUNSET VIEW CREAMERY
is now on their summer hours: 10-5, 7 days a week!

SHTAYBURNE FARM is now back to their 6-day schedule --
11-4, Monday through Saturday.

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All farm store hours are as posted, to the best of our knowledge, on our HOURS page. But, as always, we recommend that you please contact the farms you want to visit before heading out.

WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR OUR CHEESEMAKING CLASSES AT THE FINGER LAKES CHEESE FESTIVAL, JULY 26, 10-5 AT SUNSET VIEW CREAMERY!

This year, top area cheesemaker Tom Pinello will lead a hands-on class on the making of ricotta. By the end, you will have a container of fresh ricotta to take home with you that you made in class and a recipe card in case you want to try it at home!

Class Times:
10:30-12:00
12:30-2:00
2:30-4:00
Classes are $30 per person/ $50 per couple and include all ingredients, supplies and packaging, along with a recipe card.
Class size is limited to 16 people per class and can be registered for and pre-paid by emailing flxcheesetrail@gmail.com.


FARM MARKET SEASON...

THE WINDMILL FARM & CRAFT MARKET in Penn Yan opens for the season Saturday, April 26 and Shtayburne Farm will be there every Saturday with their wonderful cheeses!

OTSININGO PARK FARMERS MARKET starts their outdoor season on Saturday, May 3. Both Dutch Hill Creamery and Engelbert Farms will be there every Saturday with cheeses and their other great products!

The ITHACA FARMERS MARKET runs five days a week and you'll find many of our farms there one day or another! On Saturdays at Steamboat Landing, you'll find Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery, Kenton's Cheese Company and Keeley's Cheese Company. On Sundays also at Steamboat Landing, Keeley's and Kenton's Cheese as well as Vanillen Dairy will be there then as well!

Kenton's is also at the TRUMANSBURG FARMERS MARKET which runs on Wednesday evenings, May 15 through October 30.

Vanillen is also at the TRIPHAMMER MARKETPLACE FARMERS MARKET on Fridays from 8-12!

And our newest member, Heaven Scent Farm is at the CORNING SUMMER MARKET, which begins Thursday June 5, and runs every Thursday through October.




WE ARE NOW TAKING VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 FINGER LAKES CHEESE FESTIVAL

The third annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival is July 26, from 10-5, and back at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa. Last year we had almost 2500 people come to this family-friendly event and enjoy cheese, games, classes, seminars, music and more. Well this year is going to be even bigger and we invite you to be a part of what's rapidly becoming one of the top summer events in the Finger Lakes!

We are accepting vendors for the Festival as of April 1. If you are a local business, food producer or artisan, we welcome you to join us! Simply download the application and fill it our and send it in to us! If you are a small produce farm, please email us directly at flxcheesetrail@gmail.com for a special application.

flcfVENDORKIT2014.pdf
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 (Sorry if you are a cheese maker but not on the Trail, this event is closed to you.
And if you're a winery or brewery, you can only participate by invitation only.)

We are also accepting sponsorships for the event! There are many opportunities still available,
one sure to fit your budget as you support local!
2014 sponsorship deck.ppt
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WE ARE ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE MEMBERS TO THE TRAIL


Do you love the Cheese Trail? Does your business use or support the Trail? Do you just love our cheese?
Then, for $100 you could be an associate member of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail! 
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 flxcheesetrail@gmail.com for an application and more details. 
Or just download the app here and mail it back to us!


2014 FLCT Associate Membership app.pdf
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Please welcome our newest Associate Members:



Weaver-View Farms
386 State Route 14
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Lakewood Vineyards

4024 State Rte 14
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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

Barristers Bed & Breakfast
56 Cayuga Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Rogue's Harbor Inn
2079 East Shore Drive
Ithaca, NY 14882

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,
go to our About Our Members page and scroll down!


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OUT AND ABOUT

Our farms often do tasting events and off-sites around the Region.
Please check our calendar of events for other off-farm appearances!

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FEATURED CHEESE RECIPE:

QUICHE ALA KEELEY
KEELEY MCGARR O'BRIEN, KEELEY'S CHEESE CO.

Here's a great day starter or light dinner!
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 40 minutes


INGREDIENTS:
1 round pie crust (use a store bought or make your own)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
8 oz lean bacon, cut into small pieces
8 oz Keeley’s Across the Pond Cheese
4 eggs
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 cup crème fraiche (or substitute 1 cup whipping cream)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper


DIRECTIONS:
Begin by blind baking the quiche crust.
Fit the pie crust to a 9 or 10 inch quiche pan and prick it about 20 times with the tines of a fork.
Place the pan in the freezer for 20 minutes while the oven preheats to 400°F.
Bake the frozen crust for 10 minutes, then remove it from oven and allow to cool.

Meanwhile heat the olive oil on medium heat and add the onion.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens some - about five minutes.
Add the bacon and continue to cook until the bacon is cooked through. Remove from heat.

Whisk together the eggs, white wine, crème fraîche (or whipping cream), cumin and salt and pepper.

Cut the cheese in about 30 pieces.
Distribute the cheese and bacon bits evenly onto the cooled crust.
Pour the egg mixture on top and bake at 325°F for 40 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 pieces of quiche.
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GOOGLE MAP IS UP
Our new interactive MAP is up with directions and products!

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Our farms are currently on winter hours.
So please check our HOURS page for everyone's hours before you go.

And remember, our cheeses are available at many stores and markets,
so you'll be able to get your favorite cheeses for your festivities!
Check the WHERE TO FIND US page for the stores near you.

Starting to plan your 2013 farm & food tours? Put our Trail Events on your schedule now!

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PLEASE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION
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  Each of our farms are WORKING FARMS
and may have to make changes to their plans at the last minute. 
Also remember that most of the farms have dirt driveways and,
depending on the weather, may have mud or dust or even snow! 
We suggest that you come to the farm in
comfortable footwear (not high heels) and jeans or slacks.

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