Best Finger Lakes Artisanal Cheese
Winner: Lively Run Goat Dairy
Lively Run Goat Dairy is a pioneer of the artisanal, farmstead cheese movement, beginning operations in 1982. They are now into the second generation of cheese making. Lively Run has always been driven by a passion for the foodie revolution and resurgence of small scale, sustainable agriculture, providing a healthy alternative to factory produced, chemically and genetically altered food. Lively Run’s small part in this revolution has been a labor of love to produce for the region, the highest quality goat cheese possible, from the milk of happy, healthy, goats. Lively Run considers themselves privileged to interact on a daily basis with customers who are just as passionate about this revolution as they are. Together, they form a team inspired by a common vision of stewardship, health, sustainability, community, and love for the land, the animals, and the environment.
For more information, visit www.livelyrun.com
Top Nominee: Muranda Cheese Company
Muranda Cheese is a first generation family business founded in 2006. It is owned and operated by the Murray family-experienced dairy farmers, Muranda Holsteins was founded in 1991. Muranda has a strong desire to produce the highest quality cheese from an outstanding herd of Holsteins. All of the cheeses are raw milk cheeses which enhance the immune system and give the cheese a true, full bodied taste. As they say in the tasting room, “It can’t get any closer from the cows to you”. Muranda Cheese Company features the finest in Colby, British Cheddar, Blue and Red Buddy.
For more information, visit www.murandacheese.com