Lively Run Goat Dairy cheeses bring artisanal flavor to appetizer cheeseboards, salads, pasta dishes, steaks, burgers, omelets, and any recipe calling for our styles of cheese. Take home our cheese and try these recipes:

Rob’s Historic Trumansburg Egg Salad Sandwich

Ingredients Bread (preferably baguette) Oil Salt & Pepper Garlic powder Butter Eggs Mustard Lake Effect Cheddar Finger Lakes Gold Chevre Optional Items: Bacon, tomatoes, pesto, carmalized onions, and siracha Directions Cut baguette in half (long way) Add oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper on baguette and cook in the oven for 12 minutes at 420 degrees. Turn on frying pan more»

Rob’s House Grilled Cheese

Ingredients Bread (preferrably local) Butter Mayonaise (or make your own) Lake Effect Cheddar Lively Run Chevre Finger Lakes Gold Optional: Bacon, tomatoes, blueberries, pesto, carmalized onions Directions: Slice bread (loafway) Turn on frying pan medium heat Spread butter on one side of each slife of bread and add sear in frying pan Slice cheese, chop cheese, and mix the cheese more»

Chevre and Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and a delicious yet easy lemon vinaigrette with sliced mandarins and walnuts. Ingredients: 4 oz Lively Run chevre 6 red beets scrubbed and trimmed 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 2 mandarin oranges 1/2 cup roasted walnuts Instructions: Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Wrap each beet loosely in foil. Add more»

Burger with Cayuga Blue Cheese & Garlic Paste

Ingredients: 2 pounds ground chuck Sea salt, preferably gray sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper Garlic Paste, recipe follows Cayuga Blue 1 loaf good crusty bread 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound peeled garlic cloves, store bought Gray sea salt and freshly ground pepper Instructions: Preheat the grill. In a bowl, mix the meat. Form 4 (3-ounce patties) more»

Shire (Beer Cheese) Cuban Panini

Ingredients: Four 8-to-10-inch Cuban sandwich loaves, halved lengthwise 1 stick unsalted butter, softened and divided 1 cup yellow mustard 1 pound sliced honey-glazed ham 4 large dill pickles, thinly sliced crosswise Ham 8 ounces (16 each) Lively Run Shire Kosher salt, to taste Instructions: Rub the outer side of the top and bottom of each loaf with 1 tablespoon of the softened more»

Herbed Baked Brie

Ingredients: 1 2.2-pound wheel of brie (or 8-ounce rounds) 6 sprigs rosemary 6 sprigs thyme 2 tablespoons olive oil Cranberry-Pear Mostarda, Thyme-Roasted Walnuts, sliced pear, crackers, and sliced baguette (for serving) Instructions: Place brie on a plate and freeze until very firm, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut off top rind of brie with a sharp knife (it’s okay more»

Lively Run Dairy Winter Salad

Enjoy this winter salad that celebrates the bounty of fall, featuring Lively Run Feta and Cayuga Blue! Download recipe: 2017 thanksgiving recipe Final View recipe: more»

“Cooking With Cheese in the Finger Lakes” Cookbook Release

  This cookbook includes recipes from Finger Lakes’ favorites such as Moosewood, Suzanne’s Fine Regional Cuisine, Just a Taste, and much more! A perfect gift for your friends and family this holiday season! Inside the book: “Cooking with Cheese in the Finger Lakes takes you on a journey through one of America’s most celebrated culinary meccas, offering a taste of the more»

WINNING RECIPE!!! Butternut Squash Tart with Lively Run Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion by Ronata Robertson Stapel

Ingredients: 1 small butternut squash 1-1/2 tsp. olive oil plus about 2 teaspoons for brushing squash 1 c. chopped onion 1-1/2 T. unsalted butter 1 whole large egg plus 1 egg yolk 1/3 c. heavy cream 1/4 c. smoked Gouda 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 4oz. Tube crumbled lively Run chèvre 1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary 1 tsp. more»

WINNING RECIPE!!! Lively run Chevre and Cranberry Sticky Buns by Krums Corners Bakery

Krums Corners Bakery is the in-house bakery for Gimme! Coffee. Make sure to check out their other delicious baked goods at a Gimme! Coffee location. -Makes 12 Buns- Ingredients: 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup frozen cranberries 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted For Filling: 8oz Lively Run Chevre more»

Chevre Holiday Spread With Hazelnuts and Honey by Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery

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Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery features estate-grown wines that are nurtured from their vineyards to your table. Come home with them to their rustic barn, and savor their award-winning wines under the glow of their gothic church lights. Located in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of New York State, they happily call the center of the Cayuga Wine Trail their home. Ingredients: more»

Grilled Pumpkin with Goat Cheese & Lemon Zest by Emma Frisch

Emma Frisch is a cook, blogger (, free-lance food writer and former farmer. She is Co-Founder and Director of Culinary Experience at Firelight Camps ( and was a top finalist on Food Network Star Season 10. Yield: About 4 servings Preparation time: About 10 minutes Cooking time: About 14 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 small pumpkin, cut into crescent moons 3 tablespoons maple more»

Chevre Cheesecake by Hazelnut Kitchen

Hazelnut Kitchen is a local restaurant located in Trumansburg. Make sure to stop by for more delicious food! Ingredients: 9 whole graham crackers 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 10 ounces fresh chevre goat cheese 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1/3 cup granulated sugar Directions: Spray a 9-inch spring form more»

Grilled Cheese with Lively Run Chèvre, Baby Spinach and Avocado by Jolie Heaton

Ingredients: 4 slices good quality whole grain bread 4 oz. Lively Run Chèvre, loosely crumbled Handful of baby spinach, washed and dried 1 avocado, peeled, cored and sliced. Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise (recipe below) 2 tbsp butter Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise: Whisk together in a small bowl: ½ cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp. grated lemon zest 1 garlic clove, minced more»

Lemon Thyme Olive Oil Cupcakes with Strawberry Balsamic Chevre Buttercream by Tyler Bowers

Cupcakes loosely adapted from Mario Batali’s Rosemary Olive Oil Cake. Makes 6 large cupcakes. Ingredients: 1½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon Kosher salt 4 large eggs ¾ cup sugar finely grated zest from 1 lemon ½ cup lemon juice ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 1 lb. Lively Run chevre, softened 12 more»

Goat Cheese, Apple Butter and Onion Crostinis by Anna Young

Ingredients: 1 Ciabatta baguette, sliced in ¼” pieces 5 ounces Lively Run plain goat cheese 3 medium onions, sliced 1/3 cup apple butter 5 Tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil Salt and Pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Place sliced baguette on a nonstick baking sheet. Drizzle 3 tablespoons olive oil evenly over the baguette. Bake for 8 minutes or until more»

Twice Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Lively Run Chèvre & Mushrooms by Christina Taddeo

Ingredients: 4 medium baking potatoes 4 oz. package of Lively Run Chèvre, softened and cut into chunks 6 tbsp. butter (1 stick) 6oz. sliced mushrooms (Button or Baby Bella), coarsely chopped 2 shallots, diced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped Salt and Pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce potatoes with a fork so they more»

Chicken and Chevre Stuffed Peppers with Balsamic Reduction by Holly Taylor

The beauty of this recipe is that you can mix up the filling ingredients depending on season or likes. Also, you can substitute different chevre flavors. Ingredients: 4 Large Sweet Bell Peppers, any color, but I like yellow! 1 small onion 2 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3/4 Cup chopped roasted almonds 3/4 Cup dried cranberries 1 lb LR chevre more»

Raspberry Goat Cheese Muffins by Brittany Greene

Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups Raspberries, fresh or frozen 1 ¾ cups All-purpose flour 1 tsp Baking powder ½ tsp Baking Soda ½ cup Brown sugar, light ½ tsp Salt ½ cup Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla extract 3 eggs 5 oz Butter, unsalted 7 oz Goat cheese ¼ cup Milk Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Cream butter and sugars till more»

Gorge Trail Gouda Portabella Burgers with Roasted Garlic

Ingredients 4 English muffins, toasted 4 portobello mushroom caps (marinated for 2 hours) 2 heads of garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 thick slices of gouda cheese 1 small red onion, sliced in rings 1 medium tomato, sliced 1 avocado, sliced butter lettuce for garnish 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar For Mushroom Marinade: 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, more»

Suzanne’s Chèvre Cheese Cake Bars

Ingredients Crust 3 cups of flour 1 envelope dry yeast 1 cup of warm milk 6 TBS butter 1 egg 1 pinch salt Cheese Layer 1lb Lively Run Goat Cheese 5/8 cup sugar 1 egg zest of 1 lemon Top Coating 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 TBS flour 4 eggs Almond slivers Directions Sift flour into bowl, make more»

Finger Lakes Gold Red Beet Risotto with Mustard Greens

Ingredients 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 2 2 1/2- to 3-inch-diameter beets, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 1/2 cups chopped white onion 1 cup arborio rice or medium-grain white rice 3 cups low-salt chicken broth or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 cups chopped mustard greens 8 ounces of Lively Run Finger Lakes Gold finely grated   Directions  Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add beets and more»

Lake Effect Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package seashell pasta 2 ½ tablespoons butter 2 ½ cups milk ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground while pepper 4 ounces Lively Run Lake Effect Cheddar Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10 inch casserole dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta more»

Salad with Lively Run Blue Yonder and Pears

Ingredients 2/3 cup nuts ( walnuts, pecans, almonds, or cashews) 1 bunch watercress 1 bunch arugula 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 Belgian endive 2 ripe pears, such as Anjou, Bartlett, or Comice 2 ounces mild blue cheese (about 1/2 more»

WINNING RECIPE! Salad with Pan-Fried Goat Cheese Rounds & Lemon Vinaigrette by Christina Taddeo

Ingredients: 6 servings Salad Greens such as Spring Mix 12 oz. Lively Run Goat Dairy Chèvre, sliced into 12 rounds (1/2 inch each) 2 cups plain Panko Bread Crumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper 2 large Eggs, beaten 1 cup plus 1 tbsp. Olive Oil 1 tbsp. Butter 2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard ½ cup Fresh Lemon Juice 2 tsp. Salt more»

WINNING RECIPE! Cayuga Blue and Caramelized Pear Biscuits by Tyler Bowers and Mary Hunt

2 cups White Lilly flour (easy to find in grocery stores) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon baking powder (use one without aluminum) 1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold 3 oz. Cayuga Blue, crumbled 1/2 cup diced pear, caramelized and cooled (recipe follows) 1 cup buttermilk (approx) Directions: -Preheat your oven to more»

Twice Baked Lively Run Blue Cheese Souffle by AGAVA

AGAVA is a Southwest-Inspired restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven; seasonal menu; farm-to-table ingredients; and a warm, fun, community-minded atmosphere. Served with pickled beets, balsamic reduction, dried cherries, pumpkin seed and arugula Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp flour 1 C. cold milk 6 oz. Lively Run Blue Cheese, room temp 3 egg yolks 3 egg whites 1 tsp kosher salt more»

Cayuga Blue Cheese, Dried Fig, Rosemary Scones by Krums Corners Bakery

Krums Corners Bakery is the in-house bakery for Gimme! Coffee. Make sure to check out their other delicious baked goods at a Gimme! Coffee location. Makes 8 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar 5 ounces unsalted butter, cut into cubes 1 large egg 6 ounces heavy cream 2 ounces more»

Cheese Sauce for Macaroni and Cheese by Hazelnut Kitchen

Hazelnut Kitchen is a local restaurant located in Trumansburg. Make sure to stop by for more delicious food! 4 oz butter 4 oz flour ½ cupe diced onion 2 chopped garlic cloves 5 sprigs of thyme ½ tsp. cayenne ½ gallon milk 8 oz cream cheese 1.5 pounds Cheve OR Cayuga Blue (more or less to taste) Salt and pepper more»

Goat Cheese Piroophy (a Slovak recipe) by Millie Messmer

2 CUPS FLOUR 1 EGG 1 TEASPOON SALT 1/4 teaspoon BAKING POWDER WARM  WATER   1/2 LB BUTTER, BROWNED   Mix flour, salt and baking powder..  Add egg and enough water to make medium, soft dough. On lightly floured board, knead gently about 5 minutes. Allow to rest about 10 minutes. Roll out dough quite thin, cut in 2 inch more»

Pan Seared Sea Bass with a Chevre Creamed White Bean Potato Ragu by Matthew McLaughlin

Ingredients 6oz of lively run Chevre (chunked) 4-8oz sea bass Filets 6 Large potatoes, cut into 1/4 – 1/2 inch cubes 2 cans navy beans 8 Cups chicken broth I medium cooking onion, diced 1 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp dried oregano 2 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup white cooking wine 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning more»

Goat Cheese-Raspberry Espresso Brownies by Krums Corner Bakery

Krums Corners Bakery is the in-house bakery for Gimme! Coffee. Make sure to check out their other delicious baked goods at a Gimme! Coffee location. Makes 16 small brownies For the brownies: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon strong brewed coffee or instant espresso powder 2 large eggs, at more»

Warm Winter Salad by Davina Horrocks

The best part about this recipe is that it uses local seasonal ingredients, so you really get a taste of home. Quarter or halve and slice root vegetables thinly, so they are fairly uniformly sized. Serves 2. Assorted root vegetables of your choice (Six Circles Farm, Lodi) ex: 1 large beet, 2 purple carrots, 2 orange carrots, and 1 rutabaga more»

Simple Chèvre Crostini

This quick appetizer will wow any guest or a special someone. This recipe works wonderfully as an accompaniment to fall and winter soups and stews. It also makes a great snack. It can be used with any variations with the possibilities being virtually limitless! more»

Seneca Blue Moon and Chancellor Spread

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Our close friendship with Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery has led us to blend our favorite ingredients into one delicious cheese spread. This recipe is very versatile and can be used for a yummy appetizer or a sauce spread over a fillet. more»

Honey Walnut Chèvre

This recipe is a continuous favorite of Lively Run Goat Dairy fans! The sweet flavor of the honey perfectly complements the tanginess of the Chèvre and gives heaven to your taste buds. Then, with the Walnuts added, it throws you over the edge. more»

Cayuga Blue Cheese stuffed Mushrooms

Our Cayuga Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are always an instant hit at and event or party. The dish is rich, warm and cheesy, and is a perfect appetizer or side dish for your next dinner party or special event. more»

Caramelized Onion Chèvre Spread

Make this delicious, mouth-watering Caramelized Onion Chèvre Spread for bagels, to put on crackers, or used as a stuffing for Ravioli or other pasta. more»