Riders at Farm to Fork Fondo – Finger Lakes will meet the Messmer family at Gran Fondo mile 64 and Medio mile 25 to sample chèvre cheesecake made with Lively Run Dairy’s homemade goat cheese.
Lively Run Dairy is one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country, beginning production in New York in 1982 and pioneering goat cheese in the American marketplace. The farm is well known for its handmade, small batches of French-style chèvre. The current owners of Lively Run, the Messmer family, took over operations in 1995, after Steve Messmer was discharged from military service and brought his family back from Europe.
The entire Messmer family and Lively Run staff work to continue the mission of bringing healthy, sustainable, and delicious cheese reminiscent of the cheese they enjoyed while living in Germany and France to the growing Finger Lakes region. The traditional cheesemaking process and the affection for the goats make Lively Run Dairy truly unique.
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