Scheffler Farm, located on the lush plateau just east of Cayuga Lake between Ithaca and Cortland, NY. Owners Ed, who grew up on the farm, and his wife Eileen have been continuously producing certified organic since 2003. Available are grass-fed beef cuts, out-doorsy eggs, chicken, and most recently cheddar cheese. This small batch, raw, farmstead cheese is made from milk given by Scheffler Farm's own cows. They're following the motto of "sharing our healthy harvest."
WE ARE NOW THE
FINGER LAKES CHEESE ALLIANCE!
We are now the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance! Still great farms, great cheese, and the same great events. We are 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 2017!
East Hill Creamery is owned by Gary and Betty Burley. The two have been dairying in Wyoming County since 1981. They started out with just 18 cows but have expanded over the years and now with the help of their children operate 2 pasture based dairies with a total of 1200 cows. East Hill Creamery has been making raw-milk, grass-fed, cave-aged, alpine style cheeses since May of 2016.
See more info about East Hill Creamery here:
PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
Hemlock Ridge in Avoca, East Hill in Perry, and Scheffler Farm in Groton!
Please join us in welcoming three new farms to the Alliance!
Certified Organic since 2006, Hemlock Ridge Farm is owned and operated by Kelvin and Jessie Slayton. Situated on a windy hilltop south west of Keuka Lake, calico cows graze on green pastures from May through October. Our passion is to ensure health and vigor in our land, crops, animals and growing family. Our cows reward our efforts with rich, high quality milk, perfect for delicious cheeses to nurture your family.
Tickets for the 2017 festival, to be held on July 22 from 10AM to 5PM are now available at a discounted rate!
BECOME A 6TH ANNUAL FINGER LAKES CHEESE FESTIVAL SPONSOR!
Our 6th Finger Lakes Cheese Festival is Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa, and we now have our sponsorship opportunities available! 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...
2017 FLCF SPONSORSHIP KIT
Applications for vendors will be accepted using our online form. If you are unable to complete the form, or have technical issues, please contact email@example.com
On Sunday, April 23rd from noon to 4pm, Grist Iron Brewing Co will be holding their fun filled Spring Fever Cheesefest. This is a great way to get into the spirit of the new season and enjoy some amazing cheeses of the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance! Here are the details:
Featured Alliance Members:
COST OF ADMISSION:
$5 to sample cheeses
$15 to sample cheeses along with a special GIB pairing flight
Seasonal organic vegetables by Muddy Fingers Farm will also be available for purchase, as well as along with some lively tunes by Rhythm & Brews, handmade wooden cheese knives, cutting boards, and other unique pieces by Bird Race Woodworks and handcrafted chocolates by Preliminaires Chocolat.
More information available HERE
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:
AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN CHEESE BREAD (PÃO DE QUEIJO)
PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 20 mins
TOTAL TIME: 30 mins
Author: Olivia's Cuisine
Serves: 30 cheese rolls
4 cups tapioca flour
1¼ cups milk
½ cup water
6 tablespoons oil
1½ cups grated Shtayburne Farms cheddar cheese
1 cup Sunset View Mozzarella cheese
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons salt
See the rest of the recipe HERE
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 reduce their hours or even close for the off season. But as the flowers start popping, the hours start expanding! Sunset View Creamery re-opens April 2, for Saturdays from 10-5, until Memorial Day Weekend when they will be open 7 days a week through the summer. Shtayburne Farm goes back to their 6 days a week schedule (Mon-Sat) on April 1. 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:
4017 Hickok Rd #1
Interlaken, NY 14847
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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