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Lively Run Dairy Cayuga Blue


$49.00 / Lb
Lively Run Dairy Cayuga Blue cheese
Lively Run Dairy Cayuga Blue
  • Pasteurized
  • Vegetarian Rennet
  • Age: 1 Month
  • Goat Milk
  • by Lively Run Dairy
  • United States
  • Approachable
    Adventurous
  • Soft
    Hard

Blue cheese made entirely from goat’s milk is a rare treat, particularly in the United States. That’s why we love Lively Run Dairy’s Cayuga Blue, crafted in New York’s Finger Lakes. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also delightfully toasty, with notes of cocoa and a mild pepperiness that’s not overpowering. Above all, a savory depth shines through—if you find some American blues to be too sweet, Cayuga’s the one you. Serve this sturdy cheese with Brooklyn Cured Smoked Beef Salami for an umami-packed bite.

“This unique, entirely goat's milk blue is so savory. I like to enjoy it with thin slices of fig almond cake.”
, Murray’s Merchandising – New York, NY
Goat's Milk, Rennet, Cultures, Salt, Penicillian Roqueforti

Allergens: Milk

  • Cayuga Blue is named for the longest of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York, where Lively Run Dairy is located.
  • This is a natural rind blue, meaning that the rind is formed in temperature- and humidity-controlled rooms where the air naturally dries the outside of the cheese with little intervention from the cheesemaker.
  • Natural rind blue cheeses are often less acidic than other blues, and they typically have a more developed, complex flavor.
  • Neither intensely tangy like many goat cheeses nor intensely pungent like many blues, this cheese will win over eaters who may be hesitant about either variety.
  • This blue’s earthy richness works incredibly well on a burger with sauteed mushrooms.
  • Located in the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, Lively Run Dairy is one of the longest operating goat dairies in the United States. 
  • When it started production in 1982, Lively Run was a pioneer in American-made goat cheese.
  • The Messner family has run the farm and dairy since 1995—parents Steve and Susanne eventually welcomed their sons Pete and Dave into the business.
  • Since Pete took over as head cheesemaker in 2013, he has expanded Lively Run’s products to include more aged goat cheeses and cow’s milk cheeses.
  • Their goat herd is made up of French Alpines and Swiss Saanens, who are fed a diet of local forage and feed to capture the terroir of the Finger Lakes region in their goats’ milk and, eventually, Lively Run’s cheeses.
Gluten Free

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