Welcome Cheese Lovers!



Tickets for the 3rd Annual Preferred Pairings, our series of intimate wine & cheese pairings with the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, are now on sale on through the Wine Trail's Website. The series takes place one Saturday in February, Mary and May from 10a-5p. Each month a group of 10 wineries works one on one with our cheese makers to create 3-5 unique pairings each. Tickets are $20 a person in advance and entitle you to all the pre-arranged pairings at that month's participating wineries. You can buy tickets for one month, or get tickets for all three!

Click the dates below to get your tickets for that date.

February 28
March 21
May 16


This year for Preferred Pairings, each winery/creamery team prepared a Tasting Note Card for attendees, to make it easy to identify the wine and cheese pairings -- whether they wanted to buy the pairing then or later this year as they tour the wineries and the creameries. For your convenience, each month's set of cards is now available in pdf form online after the event is over:

February 2015 Tasting Note Card Set
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March 2015 Tasting Note Card Set
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May 2015 Tasting Note Card Set
(not yet available)


While many of our farms keep the same hours year round, some of our farms change their hours with the season. Check our Hours page for the most current hours.

Sunset View Creamery's farm store is CLOSED until April 4, and then they'll be open on Saturdays only through late May. However their online store is open for business, and you can find many of their cheeses at local stores and wineries! They open full time (7 days a week) for the season on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend (May 23).

Jerry Dell Farm Store will be open Saturdays only 10-4 through April. You can also call for an appointment or check in by chance, but it's better to call ahead.


BINGHAMTON WINTER FARMERS MARKET AT THE METRO CENTER IN DOWNTOWN BINGHAMTONDutch Hill Creamery and Engelbert Farms will be there every first and third Saturday from 9 to noon, 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 CreameryKenton's Cheese Company and Keeley's Cheese Company. On Sundays also at Steamboat Landing, Keeley's and Kenton's Cheese as well as Crosswinds Dairy & Creamery will be there then as well!

Their Winter Market is January 10-March 28 at the Space@Greenstar. Kenton's will be at the Saturday Market from 11-2, as will Keeley's, Crosswinds and Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery.

Keeley's Cheese Co. will also be at the BALTIMORE WOODS NATURE CENTER FARMERS MARKET the second Saturday of each month, 10a-1p, from November through April.

And our newest member, Heaven Scent Farm is at the CORNING WINTER MARKET, which runs the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 11-3.


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!

FLCT Associate Membership application 2015 .pdf
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Please welcome our newest Associate Members:

Villa Bellangelo
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

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

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!


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




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

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

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.

Our new interactive MAP is up with directions and products!


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!



  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.


The information on this site is changed to reflect the most current data -- be sure to check back often! 

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