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- Since 1990 -

Nettle Meadow

Farm and Artisan Cheese

Happy Critters.
Great Cheese!

Nettle Meadow Sanctuary Farm is the home to well over 130 farm sanctuary animals and a 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. Nettle Meadow Farm was originally founded in 1990. Visit our Farm & Sanctuary page to learn more.


Our Cheese

Nettle Meadow is home to more than 40 award-winning cheeses!  Kunik, a trademarked and true American original cheese has received more accolades and awards than we can list here. Also in our collection are other award-winning originals: Amber Kunik, Briar Summit, Adironjack, Sugar Loaf, and Honey Lavender Fromage Blanc.

The Kemp Animal Sanctuary

Come Visit!

Everything we do, we do for our Sanctuary critters. Come say hello and take a walk around our farm, meeting our beloved animals. Or, visit us at our Hitching Post location, where you can have a delightful meal, local wines and brews, and even watch our team make your favorite cheeses!

Our cheese is available for sale at both locations.

The Hitching Post

Upcoming events

Recent Awards

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