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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 and adorable goats!

My husband and I stopped here to do a cheese tasting. All the cheese were delicious (we bought a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
Great little place!

This spot is a must stop in the area! We went in for a cheese tasting. When our cheese was being... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tiffany H
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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!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cheese tasting” (31 reviews)
“cheesecake” (12 reviews)
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8978 County Road 142, Interlaken, NY 14847-9704
+1 607-532-4647
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank dlantonuccimd
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
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
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We liked the cheese. Portion was kind of small. The place was authentic and not exactly spic and span. We recommend it anyway.

Thank drerle
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a great time! Although goat cheese is my favorite so I may be bias. But what's better than getting to play with baby goats and tasting so much cheese?!

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way back from hiking Taughannock Falls. We were surprised to find that there was a cheese tasting available instead of just a little dairy where you could purchased cheese. They provided a nice array of all the different cheeses they offer,...More

Thank Teresa C
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