NASA has determined that the moon is NOT made of cheese, but you don't have to go that far to get you fromage' fix! Right here, in The Finger Lakes, is a group of hard working farmers, making cheese right there on the farm. Goudas! Cheddars! Washed Rind Stinkies! Chevre! Blues! Fresh Curds!
Jerry Dell Farm is located in Dryden with their farm store located in Freeville, just north east of Ithaca. Started in 1946 by Gerald and Ardella Sherman in the scenic hills of Dryden, New York, Jerry Dell Farm is still family owned and operated. In 2010, we opened a second location in Freeville, New York to expand our production. Combined, we currently milk over 450 cows of the 950-head herd of cows, heifers and calves. We are certified organic through the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York.
Sunset View Creamery | www.sunsetviewcreamery.com
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.
Lively Run Dairy | www.livelyrun.com
Lively Run Dairy is a family run, sustainable farm in Interlaken, NY that began production in 1982. It is one of the first commercial goat dairy operations in New York State. Come visit the farm, taste their artisanal goat and cow cheeses, get a tour and eat some cheescake on their cute porch. Make sure to come in the spring to see their mischievous goat kids. View their hours here.
Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery, LLC | www.kefircheese.com
Shtayburne Farms | www.shtayburnefarms.com
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.
Keeley’s Cheese Company | www.keeleyscheeseco.com
Keeley's Cheese Company, on the East side of Cayuga Lake, is home to McGarr Farms. Their grazing herd of Registered Holstein and Jersey cows produces the high quality milk that Keeley turns into her signature cheeses.
Across the Pond: A semi-soft, washed rind cheese. Made from raw milk of Holstein and Jersey cows. Cave-aged over 60 days, this cheese is pleasantly pungent and super creamy, with a complex, earthy flavor. $15/pound
Across the Pond Reserve: A slightly firmer semi-soft cheese reminiscent of the tomme style, with a dry, brushed rind. Reserve is also made with raw milk, and its natural rind imparts a pleasantly nutty flavor. $15/pound
Maura: A semi-soft, washed-rind Irish style cheese.
CHEESE COOLER ON PREMISES.
Engelbert Farms | www.engelbertfarms.com
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.
Muranda Cheese Co. | www.murandacheese.com
The Muranda Cheese House was created by the Murrays so that you could enjoy the goodness of quality milk in a product you can’t find in retail stores. The farm store & tasting room is open 7 days a week year round. And you can always convince one of the Murrays to give you an impromptu tour of their immaculate farm.
Kenton's Cheese Co. | kentonscheeseco.com
Kenton's Cheese Co. is located in Trumansburg, near Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese.
This new addition to the trail brings brie!
Bottled "Cream-Line" Milk, Cheese Curd and other local products available.
FARM STORE NOW OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK.