Nettle Meadow Farm & Artisan Cheese
Producer Profile: Nettle Meadow Farm & Artisan Cheese
Location: Warrensburg, NY
Dream Team: Sheila Flanagan & Lorraine Lambiase
Nettle Meadow Farm is one of our favorite spots to visit. It’s out in the middle of nowhere in the Adirondacks, just catching the shadow of Crane Mountain. The quiet, wooded area of the farm boasts not only a creamery, but also a 1903 cathedral-style historic barn for events, a quaint cabin to accommodate farm stays, and an animal sanctuary.
Animal sanctuary, you say? Nettle Meadow is home to more than 300 goats and dozens of sheep, as well as several ‘guard llamas,’ chickens and ducks. Animals with special needs and those seeking retirement are accommodated in Nettle Meadow’s four large barns. There they can live out their golden years, grazing on hay, grains, wild herbs, raspberry leaf, and wild garlic. Not a bad life, ey?
Nettle Meadow Cheese
Below are Nettle Meadow’s award-winning cheeses listed by type. Sheila and Lorraine use the homestead milk from their farm for their cheeses first, and then fill in the gaps with their neighboring farms. Though most of these varieties are tried and true, some are seasonal. If you’d like to check our availability on any Nettle Meadow cheeses, please contact us.
If you’d like to learn more about local cheese or cheese specific to New York, visit our Cheese Products page.
|Kunik||Triple creme||Goat milk and cow cream||11-16 oz wheels, 7-12 oz buttons, 4 oz minis||2016 World Cheese Championship Gold Medal Winner, ACS 2010 Blue Ribbon for Triple Cream, 2016 NY State Fair Gold Medal Winner|
|Crane Mountain||Bloomy rind||Goat||8-12 oz|
|Three Sisters||Bloomy rind||Sheep, goat, and cow||6-8 oz||2012 ACS winner for Mixed Milk: Open Category, 2017 US Cheese Championships 4th Place Finisher|
|Briar Summit||Bloomy rind||Goat, cow, and sheep||2018 ACS 2nd Place for Mixed Milk/Bloomy Rind, 2017 US Cheese Championships 1st Place Winner for Mixed Milk/Bloomy Rind|
|Nettle Peaks||Bloomy rind||Goat||8-11 oz|
|Penny's Pride||Hard ripened||Sheep and cow||4 lb wheel, wedges available|
|Sappy Ewe||Bloomy Rind||Sheep and cow||2018 ACS 2nd place for Mixed Milk Bloomy Rind, 2017 US Cheese Championships 2nd place for Mixed Milk Bloomy Rind|
Washed Rind Cheese
|Pasco's Ration||Infused Tomme||Goat|
|Peppered Ewe||Tomme||Sheep and cow||2016 NY State Fair Gold Medal Winner|
|Cheesemaker's Folly||Infused Tomme||Cow Milk|
|Pins & Nettles||Tomme||Goat and cow|
All fresh cheeses are available in 5 oz cups, or in bulk packaging of one or ten pound tubs.
|Chevre (Goat)||Fromage Blanc (Goat)||Fromage Frais (Goat & Cow)|
|Salted||Original||Roasted Red Pepper|
|Tellicherry Pepper & Lemon Verbena||Rosemary||Truffle|
|Herbs, Black Pepper & Garlic||Honey Lavender||Fig & Honey|
|Mixed Herb||Apple Cider Syrup|
|Garlic & Olive Oil||Cranberry Orange|
|Pumpkin Spice||Apricot Dill|