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

  • Finger Lakes Gold Reserve (10-month)

    Finger Lakes Gold Reserve (10-month)

    Finger Lakes Gold Reserve is our award-winning hard goat cheese that is aged for 10+ months with a slightly crumbly texture. It is perfect for snacking right off the wheel or grating over pasta.

    An off-dry Riesling from the Finger Lakes pairs nicely with the nutty and caramel flavors of the cheese. The Finger Lakes Gold Reserve is named after its beautiful yellow-golden rind.

    The Finger Lakes Gold Reserve aged goat cheese won first place in its class of “Goat’s Milk Cheese Aged Over 60 Days” and was a best-of-show finalist, ranking it in the top 15 out of 1,742 products submitted in the 2019 American Cheese Society (ACS) Cheese Contest.

    About the Finger Lakes Gold Reserve:

    • A wheel of Finger Lakes Gold Reserve is usually about 7 lbs.
    • Shelf life: 3 months


  • Cayuga Blue

    Cayuga Blue

    Cayuga Blue is our award-winning goat’s milk blue cheese. Marbled throughout with blue mold as deep in color as the lake that it was named after, Cayuga Blue is a true rarity: an entirely goat’s milk blue cheese.

    Subtle and complex, Cayuga Blue is rich with earthy and mushroom flavors. It is a fine addition to any dish featuring beef or mushrooms.

    The Cayuga Blue was awarded First Place in its class at the 2017 American Cheese Society Cheese Contest in Denver. It was also labeled one of the “The 25 Most Important Cheeses in America, According to Cheese Experts,” by Bon Appetit.

    About the Cayuga Blue:

    • A wheel of Cayuga Blue is usually about 4 lbs.
    • Shelf life: 2 months
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  • Finger Lakes Gold (3-Month)

    Finger Lakes Gold (3-Month)

    Finger Lakes Gold is a goat’s milk cheese, aged for at least three months. It  is mellow and nutty in flavor and firm in texture, with a beautiful  natural rind.

    Finger Lakes Gold is delicious with egg-based dishes and melts very well. It is also a wonderfully unique addition to any cheese board, pairing well with cured meats as well as jams or fruit.

    About the Finger Lakes Gold:

    • A wheel of Finger Lakes Gold Reserve is usually about 8 lbs.
    • Shelf life: 3 months

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  • Chèvre


    Our Chevre is delicate, with a creamy texture that is balanced by a slight lactic tang and grassy, pastoral notes. It is a very versatile cooking cheese that is equally useful for savory dishes, like cheese dips or salads,


    and sweet recipes, like cheese cake or panna cotta.

    Herbs Include: Dill, Herbes de Provence, Rose Peppercorn, Za’atar, Garlic and Pepper.

    About the Chevre

    • Shelf life: 2 months
  • Goat's Milk Feta

    Goat’s Milk Feta

    Lively Run Goat Dairy Feta is a firm and very salty Balkan-style cheese. Aged for one month in salt brine, our Feta develops a crumbly texture that is perfect for use in salads, omelettes, pizzas or anything that would benefit from a salty kick.

    About the Feta:

    • Shelf life: 3 months
  • Lake Effect Cheddar

    Lake Effect Cheddar

    Typically made  the same day as the milking, our Lake Effect Cheddar is made from extremely fresh, local cow’s milk. It is generally aged for six months and exhibits a nice blend of traditional cheddar “sharpness” with a pleasing nuttiness that is rare in American Cheddars.


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  • Gorge Trail Gouda

    Gorge Trail Gouda

    Our Gouda is a traditional Dutch-style Gouda. It is made from very fresh, local cow’s milk, then aged for around six months, until it has reached the peak of ripeness. Gorge Trail Gouda is a richly flavored cheese with the mellow, buttery flavors that is complemented by a subtle creamy texture.

    About the the Gorge Trail Gouda:

    • A wheel of the Gorge Trail Gouda is usually about 8.5 lbs.
    • Shelf life: 3 months
  • Sheldrake Moon , Fresh

    Sheldrake Moon , Fresh

    Sheldrake Moon, named for the reflection of the moon on the waters of Cayuga Lake at Sheldrake Point, is a bloomy- rind cheese, similar to Brie in style, made from whole cow milk. As the cheese ages, the paste breaks down into a lovely cream line that gives the cheese a lusciously rich texture.

    Lively Run Sheldrake Moon pairs excellently with dry Riesling and Champagne- style dry Ciders.

    About the Sheldrake Moon:

    • A wheel of Sheldrake Moon is 8 oz.
    • Shelf life: 2 months
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  • Blue Yonder

    Blue Yonder

    Our Blue Yonder is  a creamy cow’s milk blue cheese with natural rind that is both subtle, complex and approachable. While the rich Holstein milk gives the paste a lovely yellow color, it is marbled throughout with pockets and veins of deep blue.

    About the Blue Yonder:

    • A wheel of Blue Yonder is usually about 4 lbs.
    • Shelf life: 2 months
  • Shire (Beer Cheese)

    Shire (Beer Cheese)

    Shire is the result of a collaboration with Hopshire Brewing in Dryden, NY. It is a cow’s milk cheese aged for 3 months. In the process of making Shire the cheese curds are washed with Hopshire’s delicious Scottish Ale. The dark ale imbues the cheese with  toasty flavors of malt and coffee.

    About the the Shire:

    • A wheel of the Shire is usually about 9 lbs.
    • Shelf life: 3 months
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  • Lively Run Cheese Board Special

    Lively Run Cheese Board Special

    Choose any four Lively Run cheeses and receive 10% off at checkout. The Cheese Board Special is ideal for cheese plates at parties, if you want to sample our new cheeses, or if you just can’t decide which delicious cheese you want.

    Variety pack only. Please be sure to choose four different cheeses. If you choose two or more of one type, the duplicates will be replaced at our discretion by cheeses of equal or lesser value.

  • Cheeseboard Gift Pack

    Cheeseboard Gift Pack

    Give the gift of local cheese! The Lively Run Cheeseboard Gift Pack includes 3 pieces of Cheese: Finger Lakes Gold, Plain Chevre, and our Cayuga Blue, Seasonal Jam, and Tresors Waffle crackers.


    Please call 607-532-4647 if you would like to order over the phone for pickup at Lively Run.

  • Cooking with Cheese in the Finger Lakes Gift Package

    Cooking with Cheese in the Finger Lakes Gift Package

    Give the gift of local cheese and more! This package includes 3 pieces of Lively Run Cheese:Finger Lakes Gold, Plain Chevre, and our Cayuga Blue and a Cooking With Cheese in the Finger Lakes Cookbook.

    We will also provide a hand-written note on one of our illustrated goat greeting cards if you specify what to say in the “notes” section during checkout.

  • "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


  • Lively Run Dairy Mug

    Lively Run Dairy Mug

    12oz Mug with a photograph of Charlotte printed on the side.

  • Honey Rock Farm Honeys

    Honey Rock Farm Honeys

    Honey Rock Farm is based out of the Finger Lakes and produces a wide variety of different honeys.

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  • Honey Yum

    Honey Yum

    Local Cinnamon Creamed Honey from HoneyRock Farms.

    Ingredients: Honey & Cinnamon

  • Knapp Farm Jams

    Knapp Farm Jams

    A selection of excellent locally made jams, chutney & butters.

    Try these pairings:

    Brambleberry with Sheldrake Moon or Finger Lakes Gold

    Raspberry Hot Pepper with Chevre or Blue Yonder

    Strawberry Rhubarb with Lake Effect Cheddar or Shire

  • Membrillo


    A thick sliceable fruit jelly made from quince that is native to and imported from Spain. Reminiscent of apple and pear it is very nice with any cheese and especially the Finger Lakes Gold!

  • Goat Plush Toy

    Goat Plush Toy

    White Saanen goat stuffed plush toy.

  • Marcona Almonds

    Marcona Almonds

    These notoriously buttery almonds are native to and imported from Spain.

    Perfect on a cheese board!

  • Variety Pack of 7 Illustrated Goat Cards

    Variety Pack of 7 Illustrated Goat Cards

    Make somebody smile with these adorable goat cards illustrated by local artist, Lee Shelton! The cards are 4.5″ x 5.5″ (folded), printed on heavyweight textured card stock, and come with envelopes. This pack shows 7 goat breeds: 6 dairy goat breeds and one hair goat breed.

    Top left to right: Nubian, Toggenburg, Oberhasli, .

    2nd  row, left to right: Saanen, Alpine, LaMancha,

    Bottom: Angora

    Please contact us at for a special shipping price if you are only ordering cards.

  • Goat's Cheese Truffles

    Goat’s Cheese Truffles

    Our dark chocolate goat’s cheese truffles, made by Hedonist Chocolates in Rochester, are truly a unique and delicious delicacy. An adventurous mix of Goat Cheese Truffles with Pomegranate Thyme, Black Current Pepper, Whiskey Fig, Honey Almond, Strawberry Balsamic. Surprise a loved one, or indulge yourself!


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  • Purse Size Goat Milk Lotion

    Purse Size Goat Milk Lotion

    Skin lotion made by Akenehi from Lively Run’s goat milk. Delightful Lavender and Orange Blossom scent.  2 oz bottle, ideal for your purse!


  • Crispy French Cracker - Sea Salt

    Crispy French Cracker – Sea Salt

    Toasty french Waffle crackers made by Tresors. Perfect with cheese.

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  • Crispy French Crackers - Rosemary

    Crispy French Crackers – Rosemary

    Toasty french waffle crackers made by Tresors. Perfect with cheese!

  • Casella's Salami (Cacciatorini Piccante)

    Casella’s Salami (Cacciatorini Piccante)

    From the South of Italy comes a spicy addition to the Casella’s line up. This salami gets its name from the region of Calabria, known for its super hot and flavorful chili peppers.

    All of the Casella’s salami is made the long way the following time-honored Italian traditions. There are no nitrates or nitrites added, instead we use all natural ingredients. They age nice and slow — a long aging at a low temperature to make our salami — the way the norcini have done for all time.

  • Brooklyn Cured Pork Salami

    Brooklyn Cured Pork Salami

    Brooklyn Cured Salamis are an ideal addition to a cheese board. Made with Belgian Ale and Lemon Zest or Mezcal and Lime, they are inspired by European beer garden culture and American cocktails respectively. Comes in a  stick of 4 oz. to slice to your preferred thickness and arrange on your cheese/ charcuterie board.

  • Battistoni Soppressata Salami

    Battistoni Soppressata Salami

    Pork Salami with Wine and Pepercorns

    Made in NY


    Battistoni Pork Soppressata

    Soppressata with Wine and Peppercorns

  • Goat Milk Lotion Dispenser

    Goat Milk Lotion Dispenser

    Made by Akenehi fromLively Run’s goat milk. Delightful Lavender and Orange Blossom scent. 4 oz or 8oz dispenser.

  • Party sized Sheldrake Moon ON SALE ! SAVE $ 5 !

    Party sized Sheldrake Moon ON SALE ! SAVE $ 5 !


    Party Size
    Sheldrake Moon, 2 lb wheel

    Cow’s milk bloomy rind cheese

    Serve it with fruit, or bake it in pastry to gooey, oozy delight! Add fruit in the pastry shell, or apples with caramelized onions. Mmm!

  • Goaty Christmas Cards

    Goaty Christmas Cards

    Christmas Cards for goat lovers and anyone who loves a delightful, goaty, illustration! These were exclusively designed for Lively Run Dairy by local artist Lee Shelton. Set of 4. Printed on heavy textured card stock. Comes with envelope. Inside message “Merry Christmas”.


  • 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.

  • Cheese Curds

    Cheese Curds


    These cheese curds are actually Mozzarella curd. Melts really easily onto your flat bread and pizza or just have a snack . Delish!

    We have two varieties: Original and “Pizza” with Oregano, Garlic and Crushed Red Pepper

    You can also suspend the original, plain curds in 12o F water for 5 minutes and streeeeetch them. Just for the fun of it!

    Cow Milk

  • Cheese Tasting Culinary Pack

    Cheese Tasting Culinary Pack

    This is the ultimate Cheese Tasting pack!

    Includes: 1 Sheldrake Moon 8oz, 1 Finger Lakes Gold Reserve 4oz, 1Cayuga Blue 4oz, 1 Plain Chevre 4oz, 1 Shire 4oz, 1 Brooklyn cured Salami, 4oz Marcona Almonds, 16oz Honeyrock Farm Honey, Tresors crackers.

    A $70 Value for $65

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  • Taralli Italian Crackers

    Taralli Italian Crackers

    These crackers are  imported from Italy. They are soda crackers with a bit more “meat” to them and are lovely when dipped into fondue!


  • Membrillo Combo

    Membrillo Combo

    This Combo includes 8oz of  Chevre, 4oz of Finger Lakes Gold Reserve and a box of yummy Membrillo.

    $22. You save $2.50

  • Pot o' Melting Gold

    Pot o’ Melting Gold

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Guinness Fondue!

    8 oz Chevre

    8 oz Shire

    4 oz Finger Lakes Gold

    8.8 oz Taralli Crackers

    $28.50 Value for $25

    See link for recipe

  • 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!

  • Cheese Pairings

    Cheese Pairings


    New !!!New !  New! New!

    These  delightful compotes are created to pair with cheese! 2.3oz

    Give a little “kiss” to each cheese.

    “Black Figs” with macadamia nuts and pepper is perfect with Blue Yonder and Cayuga Blue.

    “Golden Apples” with tender pistachios and cinnamon is delicious with Finger Lakes Gold, Lake Effect Cheddar and Shire.

    “Peaches and Apricots” with goji berries and cardamom is excellent with Sheldrake Moon.

    “Raspberries” with rose petals and Sichuan pepper is brilliant with Chevre and Feta.

  • Virtual Tasting with Silver Thread Vineyards

    Virtual Tasting with Silver Thread Vineyards

    Join us for a virtual tasting pairing!

    We will taste 2 wines from one of the top wineries in the Finger Lakes!

    Silver Thread’s Riesling and Good Earth Red

    will be paired with:

    6oz of Sheldrake Moon

    4oz of original flavor Chevre

    4oz of Cayuga Blue

    4oz of Finger Lakes Gold Reserve

    You will also receive a box of Tresors Sea Salt Wafer Crackers ,

    a glass of Black Fig Cheese Pairing and Marcona Almonds.

  • 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.

  • Lively Run's Chevre Baby Cheese Cake

    Lively Run’s Chevre Baby Cheese Cake


    Delicious Chevre Baby Cheese Cakes,  8oz

    These Baby Cheese cakes are made by the Ithaca Bakery with

    Lively Run Chevre.

    75% Chevre and 25% Cream cheese on a graham cracker crust.

    Raspberry Swirl, Original ,or Dark Chocolate Covered Original

    are the flavor choices.

    They are shipped frozen, but will be defrosted by the time of arrival.

  • Grazing Board

    Grazing Board

    Create a Grazing Board for the Holidays

    Save $5

    Included are:

    8 oz Chevre

    6 oz Sheldrake Moon

    4 oz Cayuga Blue

    4 oz Finger Lakes Gold

    8 oz Cacciatorini Piccante, slightly spicy Salami

    10 oz Membrillo Quince Paste

    2.54 oz Cheese Pairing Apricot & Peaches

    2.54 oz Cheese Pairing Black Fig

    8.8 oz Taralli Crackers

    3.3 oz Tresors Wafer Crackers

    On the board pictured here only half of the Salami and 1/3 each

    of the crackers and Membrillo were used.

  • The XL Cheese Board

    The XL Cheese Board

    For the big party, the serious turophile get together!

    Choose any 4 of the following 1lb wedges or blocks and receive a delicious “Brooklyn Cured Salami” for free!