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Lively Run Dairy

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8978 County Road 142, Interlaken, NY 14847-9704
+1 607-532-4647
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Great cheese- bring a cooler

Our adventure of the weekend was finding this place. After driving down some dirt roads, we arrived... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PostcardPam
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
Upstate ny

We had a cheese tasting which the cheese is excellent it happened to be feeding time for the baby... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Sam612014
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Fort Worth, Texas
via mobile
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Lively Run Goat Dairy is one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country, beginning production in New York State in 1982 and pioneering goat cheese in the American marketplace. The entire Messmer family works to continue the mission of bringing to the Finger Lakes region healthy, sustainable and delicious goat cheese. Come visit the farm, get a tour, see our baby goats in the spring, eat some cheese cake, and most importantly - try our cheese!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“goat” (30 reviews)
“cheese tasting” (33 reviews)
“cheesecake” (11 reviews)
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8978 County Road 142, Interlaken, NY 14847-9704
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+1 607-532-4647
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"the barn"
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"great cheese"
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"per person"
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"cheese maker"
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"crackers"
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"love cheese"
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"available for purchase"
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"finger lakes"
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"staff was very friendly"
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"take home"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our adventure of the weekend was finding this place. After driving down some dirt roads, we arrived and enjoyed the cheese tasting. The goat cheese was so creamy! The young man doing the demo explained everything on the plate. Then we got to see the...More

Thank PostcardPam
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We had a cheese tasting which the cheese is excellent it happened to be feeding time for the baby goats that were in the barn so that happed it’s not everyday you get to bottle feed a goat . It was born premature so it...More

Thank Sam612014
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Tried this place as a break from all the wine tasting....great experience! Our host explained all the cheeses we were about to taste which was so helpful!! He said it would take a few minutes to prepare our tasting, so we were welcome to visit...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My husband and I stopped here to do a cheese tasting. All the cheese were delicious (we bought a few) and it was very inexpensive-I think it is $3 per person for 10 tastes. It's a quick stop - that I highly recommend - if...More

Thank lisistar
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This spot is a must stop in the area! We went in for a cheese tasting. When our cheese was being prepared we were offered to go into the barn and see the goats including baby goats as well as a few chickens. Perfect way...More

Thank Tiffany H
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

My buddy and I had a very nice cheese tasting to complement all of the wine tastings. Our hosts at A Stone's Throw recommended we try them out. Very nice product and the main attraction to our meal our last night in the area. It...More

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Pleasantly surprised by this stop along the wine/beer tasting trail. The cheese samples were not only plentiful but absolutely delish--along with local jams and honey as compliments. Our host was most gracious, professional, welcoming and knowledgeable. The variety of cow's milk and goat's milk cheeses...More

Thank Travelpapi153
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place couples, friends or families. Fantastic cheeses with an outstanding tasting. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Bonus is to visit the goats and their kids. Lots of fun. Don't miss this dairy, the experience is terrific.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I did a cheese tasting here and enjoyed the selection. They had a couple blue cheeses that we liked even though we aren't normally big fans. One of our favorite parts was visiting with all the cute goats in the barn. Fun...More

Thank KGallo624
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

First of all remember this is a farm first that sells as of when we were there raw milk cheeses carefully crafted. If you think you don't like goat cheese come here -you will be converted. If you like goat cheese you will be richly...More

Thank seamac
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