The Finger Lakes experience would not be complete without some delicious local artisan cheese to sample while sipping on your favorite wine.
The region's Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance is made up of local working family farms and producers, each creating their own brand of artisanal and farmstead cheeses. In addition, the Alliance is supported by several local Associate Members--including wineries and stores that carry regional cheese and accommodations that send their guests out for an "on-the-farm" experience.
Dairy lovers will delight in the symphony of flavors offered by local cheesemakers--from Mozzarella to Cheddar, Washed Rind Stinkies, Chevre, Blue Cheese, fresh curds, and Italian Cheeses!
Visit Destination Farms throughout the year and learn about Production-Only Farms during the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival and other Trail and offsite events. Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance Open House days allow you to visit participating creameries, many of which provide tours and samples. If interested in visiting on an unscheduled date, please call ahead to verify open hours. Some farm visits are by appointment only.
Plan your visit, and locate participating farms on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Map.