Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance
WE ARE NOW THE
FINGER LAKES CHEESE ALLIANCE!
As of January 1, 2016, we are now the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance! Still the same great farms, the same great cheese, the same great events. We are just broadening our focus to the cheeses and the many great places and events you can get them -- from our farms to farm markets, wineries to local stores, restaurants to events! We will also be adding information on our website for wholesalers to make it easier to find and carry our cheeses! We look forward to a wonderful and exciting 2016!
PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEWEST MEMBER:
PARULSKI FARMS IN BATH, NY!
Please join us in welcoming Parulski Farms in Bath, NY to the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance in 2016! They are very new cheesemakers, currently offering 6 varieties of jack, cheese curd and cheddar (when it's done aging -- that's how new they are)! They sell their cheeses at summer and winter farm markets, and have a small farm store. They also sell farm fresh and raised eggs, chickens and turkeys, and produce during the summer! Aside from their farm store you can find them at the Bath VA, Corning and Painted Post winter farmers markets.
We will be getting all their links and information up in the next few weeks, but in the meantime -- WELCOME!
CHEESE & CIDER PAIRING GUIDE
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...
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!
MURANDA CHEESE CO. TO HOST PARINGS WITH FRIENDS
Muranda Cheese Co. has invited some of their craft beverage producing buddies to join them at their farm this winter for a 3-event wine, cider & cheese pairing series! For each event, Muranda will host a different winery and cidery, and pair their cheeses with their friends' beverages!
Each winery will present 2 of their favorite pairing wines, and each cidery 2 of their ciders, and Muranda will pair 2 cheeses with each -- creating 8 unique and delicious pairings per event.
Tickets are $10 per person per event and are available online at the links below:
Feb 27 | 11a-4p
Winery: Vineyard View Winery
Cidery: South Hill Cider
March 12 | 11-4
Winery: Hector Wine Company
Cidery: The Finger Lakes Cider House
March 26 | 11-4
Winery: Fox Run Vineyards
Cidery: Bellwether Hard Cider
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.
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
VISITING OUR FARMS
Want to head out to the farm? 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, some of our destination farms are now into their off season hours or even closed for the winter. For example, Sunset View Creamery's farm store is closed until April 2, but they will be taking wholesale orders, attending events and accepting web orders through the winter. 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.
WE ACCEPT ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
IN THE CHEESE ALLIANCE
Do you love the Cheese Alliance? Does your business use or support the Alliance? Do you just love our cheese? Then, for $100 your business could be an associate member of the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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