Nettle Meadow knows that happy animals make delicious cheese. This farm sanctuary and cheese manufacturer is home to over 130 animals and their handcrafted artisan cheese is made with natural ingredients.
Get a Taste of This Award-Winning Cheese
Nettle Meadow churns out a variety of soft goat cheeses and semi-aged cheeses, including the award-winning triple creme, Kunik, made from goat milk and Jersey cow cream. Award-winning sheep milk cheese includes the Three Sisters made from sheep, goat, and cow milk; Simply Sheep made from sheep's milk; and Penny's Pride, a hard mold ripened sheep and cow milk combination.
Visit the Retail Store at The Old Hitching Post
You can find Nettle Meadow's retail location at "The Old Hitching Post" in Lake Luzerne. This 14,000-square-foot building was constructed in the late 1930s and was originally a dining hall for one of the many Lake Luzerne dude ranches. It's served as a bar, hotel, general store, and more, and now it's a cheese store and tasting room.
You'll find carefully-selected cheese, cheese boards, goat milk soap, jams and jellies, maple, honey, charcuterie, pickles, olive oils, vinegars, artisan chocolates, and more. Come for a cheese tasting to sample the wide variety of pure and mixed goat, sheep, and cow's milk cheese made in-house.
Their hours are 12pm to 4pm Thursday, and 10am to 4pm Friday to Sunday.