Happy Goats. Great Cheese!
Nettle Meadow Farm is a goat and sheep dairy and cheese company in Thurman, New York just below Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks between Gore Mountain/North Creek and Warrensburg. It is owned and operated by Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan. Both have a great love of animals, artisan cheese and the unique challenges of farm life. The farm is run with the assistance of Sheila’s mother, Joan Flanagan. Nettle Meadow Farm was originally founded in 1990 and is the home of over 300 goats, dozens of sheep and a variety of farm sanctuary animals. Visit our Farm & Sanctuary page to learn more.
Nettle Meadow is committed to the principles of natural ingredients, happy and healthy animals, and carefully hand-crafted artisan cheeses. We make several varieties of soft goat cheeses and are well known for our semi-aged cheeses, including our award winning triple crème, Kunik, made from goat milk and Jersey cow cream, Nettle Peaks and Crane Mountain made from 100% goat milk. Our sheep milk cheeses include our award winning Three Sisters made from sheep, goat and cow milk, Simply Sheep, made from all sheep’s milk, and our newest creation, Penny’s Pride, a hard mold ripened sheep and cow milk combination. Visit our Cheeses page for more information.
Thank you for taking a look and please contact us if you have any questions about the farm, sanctuary, our cheeses, or for directions. The farm is normally open daily from 11am to 3pm for cheese sales. Find out about our tours—visitors with a love of animals and cheese are always welcome.