Finger Lakes Partners
Visit the Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
The Official Finger Lakes Tourism Office since 1919 provides travel & hotel accommodation, vacation rentals plus information on Finger Lakes winery listings.
Located in Ithaca, NY, Firelight Camps create beautiful luxury campgrounds to encourage self-discovery, bonding with family and friends, and a reverence for the natural environment.
The Inn at Gothic Eyes
A delightful Bed and Breakfast located in a historic inn build in 1855. Gothic Eyes is 10 minutes north of Ithaca in the village of Trumansburg.
Finger Lakes Cheese
Muranda Cheese Company is known mostly for their Colby, British Raw Milk Cheddar, Blue, and Red Buddy, as well as 10 other unique flavors. They have clean and healthy cows on site, as well as beautiful tasting room. They are open seven days a week from 10:00 to 5:00.
Engelbert Farms is a certified organic dairy farm (certified by Vermont Organic Farmers) located in Nichols, NY. Along with cheese and dairy products, they offer organic certified beef, beef, pork, veal, and vegetables. They are open for tastings Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 3:00, or by appointment.
Kenton’s Cheese Co is known for their Bianco – an artisanal hand-made white blooming mold, soft ripened, cheese made from raw cow’s milk. With a mild flavor and creamy texture, Bianco resembles a Brie-style cheese. Bianco is aged for at least 60 days and is the only of its kind available in the area.
Finger Lakes Wine
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail was the first organized and longest running wine trail in New York, established in 1983. Since then, the Trail has become a model for other wine trails both in New York and around the country. With 17 wineries, one cidery, one meadery, four distilleries, and countless other businesses involved, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail has something for everyone!
Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, located in a beautiful rustic barn on Cayuga Lake, and the Copper Oven Pizza, one of the most unique food artisans in the area, are beloved partners of Lively Run Dairy. Cayuga Ridge’s wines pair beautifully with Lively Run Cheese – most particularly CREW’s Chancellor with Lively Run’s Seneca Blue Moon, CREW’s Reserve Chardonnay with Lively Run’s Finger Lakes Gold, and CREW’s Cabernet Franc with Lively Run’s Gorge Trail Gouda. The Copper Oven regularly uses Lively Run cheese on their delicious pizzas.
Hosmer Winery is located on Cayuga Lake and creates a superb wine product. They are mostly known for their Dry Riesling, but have other great wines, including their Dry Rose, which pairs beautifully with Lively Run’s feta, their Sparkling Wine, which pairs well with Lively Run’s Cayuga Blue, and their renown Dry Riesling, which pairs wonderfully with Lively Run’s Chevre.
Bellwether Hard Cider is located on Cayuga Lake and is only 7 minutes away from Lively Run Dairy. They are a member of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and specialize in the production of hard cider, which is growing in popularity in the United States. Their Heritage hard cider pairs wonderfully with Lively Run’s Lake Effect Cheddar and their King Baldwin hard cider pairs well with Lively Run’s Blue Yonder.
Finger Lakes Beer
Hopshire Farm and Brewery
Hopshire Farm & Brewery is operated by Diane Gerhart and Randy Lacey as a family owned business. They have combined our belief in New York agriculture, local foods and great beer into a brewery that will use as many local ingredients as possible to product high quality beers of several styles.
Hopshire Farm and Brewery Beer and Lively Run Cheese Pairings (as seen in our Beer and Cheese Pairings Blog:
- BeeHave and Plain Chèvre
- Sympathy Belgian and Finger Lakes Gold
- Irish Stout and Lake Effect Cheddar
Bandwagon Brew Pub
The Bandwagon Brewpub offers 15 craft + 5 house made taps, a full restaurant with a menu including late night food until 1am, and an overwhelmingly comfortable lounge, all open 7 days a week.
Bandwagon Brew Pub Beer and Lively Run Cheese Pairings (as seen in our Beer and Cheese Pairings Blog:
- Rauchbier and Finger Lakes Gold
- Stout and Goat’s Milk Feta
- Weizenboch and Blue Yonder
Ithaca Beer Co.
Welcome to The Ithaca Beer Company! Ithaca Beer Co.,established in 1998, has a mission to brew delicious beers for the purpose of making life more enjoyable. From the friendly staff to the award-winning beer to extensive community outreach, Ithaca Beer continues to brew beers for the purpose of making your simple moments worthwhile.
Ithaca Beer Co. Beer and Lively Run Cheese Pairings (as seen in our Beer and Cheese Pairings Blog:
- Apricot Wheat Beer and Plain Chevre
- Cascazilla Beer and Goat’s Milk Feta
- IPA Green Trail and Blue Yonder
Rogues Harbor Inn
Rogues Harbor started brewing in 2011 offering 5 of our own craft beers, all listed on this page. Every batch they brew produces 4 kegs offering plenty of beer to go around for the restaurant or for growler fills to take with you.
Rogues Harbor Inn Beer and Lively Run Cheese Pairings (as seen in our Beer and Cheese Pairings Blog:
- Dark Devotion and Goat’s Milk Feta
- Canadian Lager- Brewer’s Choice and Lake Effect Cheddar
- Route 34 Red Ale and Blue Yonder
Bacchus Brewing Company
Bacchus Brewing Company is a small craft brewery established in 2012 located just outside of Ithaca in Dryden, New York. In just over two years we have been able to create a presence in our community with our focus on making fine, hand-crafted beers with character and a level of quality that is constantly being met and exceeded.
Bacchus Brewing Company Beer and Lively Run Cheese Pairings (as seen in our Beer and Cheese Pairings Blog:
- Oatmeal Stout and Plain Chèvre
- IPA and Finger Lakes Gold
- Saison- Bravo Farmhouse Awesome and Lake Effect Cheddar