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Lively Run Goat Dairy is one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country, beginning production in New York State in 1982 and pioneering goat cheese in the American marketplace. The entire Messmer family works to continue the...more
Lively run has some great cheese, the staff was super friendly. If you do a cheese tasting be sure to try the cheese with the local honey, don't forget to try the gelatto and stop by the barn to visit the goats.
Visited on Monday, 24 September. They make delicious cheese here, but the person that works the counter (young guy with curly hair) is not a people person and always seems moody, annoyed or distracted. We are regular customers and we came there to BUY cheese....More
Date of experience: September 2018
Pete M, Owner at Lively Run Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018
Good afternoon, this is Steve, owner of Lively Run Goat Dairy. First, I want to thank you for your continued patronage, I am glad you enjoy our cheeses. Second, I want to say I'm sorry that you didnt have a great time on your last...More
On my family's annual vacation to Seneca Lake, we always make a trip to Lively Run because we love the cheese! They have a combination of goats' milk cheese and cows' milk cheese, but I think their goat cheese is better. You can also go...More
Visited with my daughter and grandsons (one 10, the other 16) and my sister. Thoroughly enjoyed the owner's education on goat birthing, raising, their personalities... one escaped, one other trying to knock the chain off the hook, they are so smart. We had tastings of...More
The baby goats may be a friendly lure, the real draw here is the cheese (cow's milk and goat's milk). Vermont may think it is the cheese state but NY is right on its heels and it is because of cheeses like those being produced...More
We heard about Lively Run while we were at the Lucas Vineyard and thought we'd stop if we had a chance. Thank God we did!
When we got there, the man working that day called us over because he was letting people in to see...More
Interesting visit - we watched the film, then saw the animals. Friendly, informative guide fed the kids goat milk from a bucket with nipples around the side. There was some cheese making activity going on inside the main building when we were there - poking...More