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Lively Run Goat Dairy

Interlaken, New York

Lively Run Dairy was founded in New York's Finger Lakes region in 1982, and is one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the United States. Steve and Susanne Messmer purchased the farm in 1995 after Steve was discharged from military service in France and Germany, and continued its legacy of producing unique, high quality goats' milk cheeses. Today, Pete Messmer, Steve and Susanne's son, is the head cheesemaker, and their other two children are involved in the business as well. Lively Run has a herd of Alpine and Saanen goats, and also buys goat and cows' milk from neighboring farms to craft their delicious cheeses.

Cheeses From This Farm

  • Cayuga Blue
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