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Lively Run Dairy

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cute goats, enjoyed cheese

Interesting visit - we watched the film, then saw the animals. Friendly, informative guide fed the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Plainfield, New Jersey
Quick but fun visit

We arrived just after opening on a Friday morning. The young man was friendly and helpful, giving... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda I
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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
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8978 County Road 142, Interlaken, NY 14847-9704
+1 607-532-4647
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SL D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just after opening on a Friday morning. The young man was friendly and helpful, giving us tastes of cheese, which we bought. After, we visited with the goats and enjoyed the scenery.

Thank Linda I
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect but grand daughter likes goats and I saw this as an option. Didn't realize there was cheese tasting but we did partake. It was a new experience for both of us. We also went into the goat barn. It...More

2  Thank Toofee48
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This was so much fun and I am so proud of what these people do. They work hard raising their goats, milking them, supporting other goat farmers by buying their milk and masterfully creating and making the best goat cheese I have ever tasted. Oh,...More

Thank differentname
Reviewed June 28, 2018

We were checking out a couple of the area wineries when we happened to see Lively Run Dairy on our map. So glad we stopped! While our cheese sample was being prepared, we visited the barn to see the goats, chickens, and even two horses...More

Thank Cruisin_Colemans
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Our adventure of the weekend was finding this place. After driving down some dirt roads, we arrived and enjoyed the cheese tasting. The goat cheese was so creamy! The young man doing the demo explained everything on the plate. Then we got to see the...More

Thank PostcardPam
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a cheese tasting which the cheese is excellent it happened to be feeding time for the baby goats that were in the barn so that happed it’s not everyday you get to bottle feed a goat . It was born premature so it...More

Thank Sam612014
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Tried this place as a break from all the wine tasting....great experience! Our host explained all the cheeses we were about to taste which was so helpful!! He said it would take a few minutes to prepare our tasting, so we were welcome to visit...More

1  Thank len0513
Reviewed October 16, 2017

My husband and I stopped here to do a cheese tasting. All the cheese were delicious (we bought a few) and it was very inexpensive-I think it is $3 per person for 10 tastes. It's a quick stop - that I highly recommend - if...More

Thank lisistar
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This spot is a must stop in the area! We went in for a cheese tasting. When our cheese was being prepared we were offered to go into the barn and see the goats including baby goats as well as a few chickens. Perfect way...More

Thank Tiffany H
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