Welcome Cheese Lovers!

WINTER CHEESE BITES
 


PREFERRED PAIRINGS
WITH THE SENECA LAKE WINE TRAIL IS BACK


We're again partnering with the Seneca Lake Wine Trail to do three Preferred Pairings events, intimate wine and cheese pairings at a small, select group of wineries for three consecutive months. We just finished our January and February Preferred Pairings events and they were both fun days of wine, cheese and learning for everyone! Now, onto the final one of the year, March 22. Tickets are $20 each and available in advance now for March.

These events are a great way to get familiar with how to pair artisanal cheeses with reserve wines! Click on the date above to see March's winery/creamery pairings and ticket availability!

MARCH 22 PAIRINGS:
Ventosa MURANDA CHEESE CO.
Seneca Shore VANILLEN DAIRY
Anthony Road MURANDA CHEESE CO.
Miles LIVELY RUN DAIRY
Villa Bellangelo KENTON'S CHEESE CO.
Fulkerson SUNSET VIEW CREAMERY
Rock Stream JERRY DELL FARM STORE
Lakewood KEELEY'S CHEESE CO.
Castel Grisch FINGER LAKES DEXTER CREAMERY

Below, Sarah VanOrden of Vanillen Dairy and Hallie Weakland of Glenora Wine Cellars talk about their pairings they did for January's Preferred Pairings!

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WINTER HOUR UPDATES!
Many of our farms change their hours for the winter, so please check the hours before you decide to go visit. And remember some farms do NOT have hours, but with a simple call in advance, you can set up an appointment.

 -- MURANDA CHEESE CO. is closed weekdays January 27-31 and February 3-7, but open both weekends from 10-5. They resume their 7 day a week schedule Monday, February 10. --

NEW FOR 2014
SUNSET VIEW CREAMERY
will be closed January-April. Please use their online store or call to make an appointment.
LIVELY RUN DAIRY will have winter hours this year! They will be open Monday-Friday, 10-4!
SHTAYBURNE FARM will only have weekend hours this winter. Friday and Saturday, 11-4. But you may find them their by chance during the week. Call first though!

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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 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!

2013_Finger_Lakes_Cheese_Trail_membership_application.pdf
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Please welcome our newest Associate Members:


Hector Wine Company
5610 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841

Lakewood Vineyards

4024 State Rte 14
Watkings Glen, NY 14891

The Little Bleu Cheese Shop
684 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

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:

GAME DAY CHEVRE SPREAD
SUE MESSMER of LIVELY RUN GOAT DAIRY

Here's a great game day spread! Quick, easy and delicious!
 
INGREDIENTS:
1 lb LIVELY RUN chevre, plain
local honey
toasted almonds
 
DIRECTIONS:
Spread chevre in oven safe dish.
Cover with honey, top with almonds.
Put in oven on very low for 10 minutes, just to warm it up.
Spread on crackers, bread or shortbread cookies! 

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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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