Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June is Dairy Month -- Cheese Open House Saturday; Cheese Festival Coming Up

The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail has two big events coming up.

The first is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (June 8) -- the Spring Open House at 13 farms along the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. Attendees can tour the farms, sample the cheese, meet the animals and learn how the cheeses are made.

The event is free. Participating farms are:

Engelbert Farms, Nichols
4 Tin Fish Farm, Port Byron
Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery, King Ferry
Hillcrest Dairy, Moravia
Jerry Dell Farm & Store, Freeville
Keeley’s Cheese Company, King Ferry
Kenton's Cheese Company, Trumansburg
Lively Run Goat Dairy, Interlaken
Muranda Cheese Co., Waterloo
Shtayburne Farm, Rock Stream
Side Hill Acre Goat Dairy, Candor
Sunset View Creamery, Odessa
Vanillen Dairy, Ovid

Go to and click on the calendar of events for more information.

The other event isn't happening in June (Dairy Month), but still celebrates one of New York's biggest dairy products -- CHEESE.

Go to to get information about the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival coming up in July.

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