Online Store

We are shipping October 1st through May 5.
We are not shipping small orders May through September.
However, we are still able to ship bulk orders (minimum of 10 lbs) during the summer months.  Please contact us to place your  bulk order of  10 lbs. or more.
During the summer you can also buy some of our cheeses online at Saxelby Cheese and 3rd Wheel Cheese 

Return Policy and Covid 19

Due to labor shortages and logistics backlogs no carrier (USPS,FedEx, UPS) extends any guarantee anymore about delivery within the estimated arrival time of the original order, unless it is shipped overnight for very high cost. Lively Run Dairy is not able to guarantee the timely arrival of your purchase once it is in the carrier’s hands.

How we ship and Cheese Quality upon arrival

We ship your order in an insulated box with one reusable ice pack. Upon arrival, the ice pack will have melted and the cheese will be at ambient temperature. This is ok, because cheese is a preserved food. It was originally stored at room, or cellar temperatures until the dawn of the refrigerator.

Unless the vacuum package has blown up with air the cheese will be good. Cheese wrapped in paper may smell a little pungent, the ripening process during shipment has continued. Refrigerate right away and take stock a few hours later. If you still have concerns, take a picture and let us know by emailing to

Pre-order Online for Farm Pickup

Order and buy cheese on our online store and pick up from the porch of our farm store for no additional charge! Simply opt for “Farm Pickup” during check out and we will prepare your order in a brown paper bag with your name on it within 12 hours to be picked up during  business hours from our refrigerator on our porch.

Out of season (November 1-April 30) Your order will be ready on the next business day. Orders placed on Saturday and Sunday will be available for pickup Monday afternoon.

For further questions regarding the online store, please contact our store manager at

  • "Cooking With Cheese in the Finger Lakes" Cookbook

    “Cooking With Cheese in the Finger Lakes” Cookbook

    Cooking with Cheese in the Finger Lakes is a collection of recipes from artisans around the Finger Lakes that use Lively Run Cheese in their cuisine. Each recipe has a beverage pairing from a local winery, cidery, or brewery. This collection is an example of the wonderful and varied bounty that the Finger Lakes has to offer.


    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!

    “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 region’s best eateries. In this cookbook, we discover how an ingredient as simple as cheese can encourage a cook to express his or her style and heritage. The result is a varied collection of recipes showcasing our diverse and innovative community, tightly woven together by aged milk. And of course, we also learn that Lively Run’s selection of goat cheeses are far from “simple,” but the product of a family-owned, small batch dairy that will inspire you to stop by and play with the goats!” – Emma Frisch, owner of Firelight Camps


    If you are a store owner and would like more information about wholesale pricing, please contact

  • Lively Run Dairy Goat Milk Soap

    Lively Run Dairy Goat Milk Soap

    Goat milk soap made locally by Akenehi from Lively Run Dairy’s milk


  • 6 Fun Goat Cards

    6 Fun Goat Cards

    Variety of 6 fun goat caricatures, designed by local artist Lee Shelton. Cards are printed on folded, heavy, textured card stock.

    Approx. 5.5″x 4″  . Comes with envelopes.

  • June and July Open Yoga Classes

    June and July Open Yoga Classes

    Get your ticket now! 1 hour rain or shine Yoga session under a big tent. Be here 10 minutes early for sign in. Please bring your own mat. Goats like to nibble on dangly things like loose hair and earrings, jewelry. Please wear a beanie or cap!

  • Bottle Feeding Tickets

    Bottle Feeding Tickets

    Feed a baby goat its mid day bottle of milk. One ticket = 1 bottle. Get your cuddles in! Have your kids feed ours and you all cuddle and play together. 30 minute session.

    Maximum 4 persons per ticket/bottle.

  • One Free Tasting Gift Card

    One Free Tasting Gift Card

    Send a gift card to a friend , relative , loved one! They can use it when they come to visit Lively Run Dairy.

    Our tasting room is open May 1- October 31, Wednesday- Sunday 12-5pm!

  • Mojo's Sauce 5 FL oz

    Mojo’s Sauce 5 FL oz

    New!  New!    New!

    Did you know that hot sauces and cheese can play nice together?

    Mojo’s Sauces are produced in Ithaca from local vegetables and a variety

    of Chili peppers. These sauces are full of flavor!

    We offer 3  varieties:

    Sunshine Carrot is a carrot juice based sauce enhanced to medium heat

    with Scotch Bonnet , Hungarian and Serrano peppers.

    Lemongrass juice and ginger  round out the flavor.  5 FL OZ

    Beet’s Me! is a beet  juice based sauce enhanced to medium heat

    with Green Cayenne , Hungarian,  Jalapeno and Serrano Peppers.

    Parsley, ginger juice and spices make this sauce special.

    Smokin’ Hot Heirloom gets its hot heat from smoked Habaneros

    and smoked heirloom tomatoes as well as pickled hot peppers.

  • Meet the Cheese Maker Tour

    Meet the Cheese Maker Tour

    Get an in depth look at cheese making at Lively Run Dairy. Our owner and former cheese maker Susanne Messmer  will show you our production area  and explain how the process varies with each type of cheese.

    Highlight of this experience is the view of the aging cave! A guided tasting of all the cheeses completes this exclusive experience. And of course you get to say hi to the goats as well!

    Tours are offered at 11 am and 2pm  on Saturdays .

  • Bet The Farm Tasting Event

    Bet The Farm Tasting Event

    5 Wines and 5 Cheeses at Bet The Farm Winery.4204 Krum’s Corners Road, Trumansburg, NY. Guided tasting with Kit Kalfs and Nancy Tisch  and Lively Run’s Cheesemaker Valerie Delong.

    There are only 3 items left in stock.
  • July Open Yoga Classes

    July Open Yoga Classes

  • Cider Pairing 9/17/22

    Cider Pairing 9/17/22

    Cider and Cheese make excellent companions! Cider Maker Melissa Madden will tell you about the ciders from Open Spaces Cidery, Eve’s Cidery and Redbyrd Orchards Cidery. Having worked together with Cheese Maker Valerie Delong , Melissa will today also  guide you through the cheeses as well . Learn why certain cheeses pair better with certain ciders than others. Very interactive!

    5-6 cheeses and 5-6 ciders are paired. Allow 1 hour of time to truly experience the flavors!

  • Cider Pairing 10/8/22

    Cider Pairing 10/8/22

  • Meet the Cheese Maker and Cider Pairing 10/8/22

    Meet the Cheese Maker and Cider Pairing 10/8/22


    Join us for the “Meet The Cheese Maker Tour” at 11am or 2pm and from there go directly to the “Cheese and Cider Pairing”. Separately the cost is $45, together it is $35!