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Goat Lively Run Barn

Tours are held everyday, except Tuesday, and Thursday May-October on the farm at Lively Run Dairy in the Finger Lakes, NY.

Please call ahead for groups bigger than 6 persons.

*** Due to owner vacations, we will not have tours on the following dates: July 28 through August 4, except for our 2pm cheese tours on Saturdays, July 27 and August 3rd. Our farm store will still be open, so please feel free to come by and try our cheeses.

Questions? Please call (607) 532-4647 or email info@livelyrun.com and we’ll be happy to help you out!

2pm Cheese Tours: $9

This tour includes a 15 minute video and presentation explaining the history of Lively Run Dairy, the cheese-making process, and more. Additionally, guests get to visit our barn, see our goats and interact with them. Guests will end the tour with a complimentary cheese tasting of 10+ goat and cow cheeses produced on location. 

Walk ins are welcome! No reservations are necessary for this tour. Children 12 and under are free, but must be accompanied by a parent.

Meet the Cheese Maker Tours

During this 2-hour tour, meet Lively Run’s head cheesemaker, Pete Messmer and see our cheese-making room and aging room where our cheese is produced and aged. After you explore the cheese room, you will visit our goats. See how our high-quality cheese is made safely and humanely, and take the opportunity to ask the cheesemaker any questions you have about the goats and our cheeses.

The tour will end with a delicious cheese tasting for each guest that includes specialty cheeses, fruit and jam pairings, and vertical tastings that show the taste difference of the same cheese in different aging stages.

All tours include a free piece of cheese for you to take home.

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Large Group Tours

For large groups (15 people – 55 people) like schools, motorcoach tours, clubs, etc.

Lively Run will accommodate group tours of up to 55 people. Our standard large group tour includes a 10 minute video explaining the history of Lively Run Dairy, the cheese-making process, and more. Additionally, guests get to visit our barn, see our goats and interact with them. Guests will end the tour with a cheese tasting.

Reservations for large group tours are mandatory. Please call ahead to schedule your tour and to discuss other possible options for your tour at 607-532-4647.

 

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