"Delicious Cheese" by Chris Buecheler
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Sample cheeses from across the Finger Lakes and support local farmers.

Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance

The Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance is an organization of cheese producers from throughout the Finger Lakes who make artisan cheeses from milk produced at their family farms. A variety of great cheeses are being made in the Finger Lakes from English style raw milk cheddars, cheese curd, gouda and swiss types from dairy cow milk, to blue cheeses, chevre and feta from goats and sheep milk. 

The Cheese Alliance is organized to give consumers an opportunity to visit producers and sample cheeses. The goal is to increase awareness of the cheeses being produced in the Finger Lakes. These farms are bringing the tradition of cheese-making back to our region.

NOTE: Many cheesemakers are open to the public only on the Open House dates! Be sure to call ahead to ask if they are open and receiving visitors at all other times.

Participating Farms

Visit the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance online at: http://flxcheese.com/ for details on farms participating in the Cheese Festival and for places to purchase their fine cheeses!

"Like" the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance on Facebook at:

and you'll get regular updates on activities by their producers.


Graham Savio
Agriculture & Horticulture Issue Leader
(607) 272-2292 ext 159

Last updated October 22, 2020