NAVIGATING THE TRAIL
Want to head out on the Cheese Trail? 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, all of our destination farms are now into their high season hours. That means they are open more days for longer hours. 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.
Due to restrictions by their milk cooperative, Jerry Dell Farm & Store is no longer able to make cheese. We are sad to lose them as a cheese making member of the Trail, but happy to have them on board as an Associate Member, carrying many of the member cheeses in their wonderful farm store in Freeville!
WE ACCEPT ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
ON THE CHEESE 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 email@example.com for an application and more details.
Or just download the app here and mail it back to us!
Please welcome our newest Associates:
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!
Fresh, artisanal cheeses from our family farms to your family's table.
Finger Lakes Cheese Trail
Saturday October 10th was our Fall Open House. We teamed up with the Finger Lakes Cider Alliance to bring you a Cider & Cheese Saturday as part of Finger Lakes Cider Week! We paired up creameries and cideries of the to create cider & cheese pairings for you to try as you toured. It was a great day, but in case you missed it, here's the Cheese & Cider Pairing Guide!
FEATURED CHEESE RECIPE:
4-CHEESE FALL FONDUE
CHEF CHRISTOPHER BATES
Chef Bates created this wonderful fondue for the cooking demo at Shtayburne Farm's Fall Family Festival. It's delicious, easy and will make a great appetizer for all your holiday get-togethers!
1 clove garlic
4 ounces each cheese, shredded:
Side Hill Acres Goat Cheddar
Shtayburne Farm Mild Cheddar
Shtayburne Farm Sharp Cheddar
4 ounces Side Hill Acres fresh Chevre
1 cup Red Jacket Orchard Cider
3/4 cups Finger Lakes Dry Riesling
3 T Corn Starch
1 tsp sodium citrate
(optional - but helps with melting)
2 T Kirsch or Pear Williams
(distillate, not liquor -- optional)
Rub a heavy (enamel) pan with a garlic clove.
Shred hard cheeses on a coarse grater.
Combine all cheeses, wine, cider, cornstarch and sodium citrate in the pan.
Slowly warm over medium heat for stir constantly.
When it comes to a boil, add the distillate and stir to incorporate.
Serve with apples, sliced raw veggies and cubed bread.
You can use all wine or all cider for the liquid.
You can use a crockpot instead of enamel pan.
SERVES: 5 easily
Farm & Member News
A SPIN ON OUR USUAL FALL TRAIL-WIDE OPEN HOUSE, INTRODUCING CHEESE & CIDER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH!
BECOME A 5TH ANNUAL FINGER LAKES CHEESE FESTIVAL SPONSOR!
Our 5th Finger Lakes Cheese Festival is Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa, and we now have our sponsorship opportunities available for this big, landmark year! Join us in supporting this annual favorite event! We have sponsorships available at every level for every budget. Click the kit below to become a sponsor...
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 28, 2015
Support small farms and small businesses this Small Business Saturday! Here are a few specials our creameries have in store for you to thank you for your support:
Sunset View Creamery
-- at the Creamery in Odessa:
20% off gift cards.
FREE & DISCOUNTED shipping on gift baskets.
(1st basket free, 10% off eah additional basket ordered)
Wine sampling by Hazlitt's 12-4
Selling Carm's amazing Mac & Cheese to raise money for The Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
In addition they will be at Hazlitt's Oasis from 12-4 sampling cheese, and offering coupons at Fulkersons Winery for free cheese slicers if they head down to the creamery Saturday!
Crosswinds Farm & Creamery
-- at the Ithaca Farmer's Market in Ithaca:
FREE gift wrapping and packaging on handmade one-of-a-kind cutting boards from Plum Creek Designs when paired with Crosswinds cheeses.
The results are in from the Dairy Competition at the Great NYS Fair, and our Trail had a great showing!
Side Hill Acres Goat Farm's Rosemary Garlic Chèvre picked up a Silver in the Cheese From Milk Other Than Cow's Milk Class. And in the Artisan & Farmstead Cow's Milk Cheese Class, three of our farms picked up the Award of Excellence: Keeley's Cheese Co. for their morbier-style cheese, Sunset View Creamery for their aged cheddar & Muranda Cheese Co. for their bleu!
Congrats to all our farms for creating such great, award-winning cheese!
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.
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