Nettle Meadow Sanctuary Farm is the home to well over 100 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.
Nettle Meadow is committed to the principles of natural ingredients, happy and healthy animals, and carefully hand-crafted artisan cheeses. They make several varieties of soft goat cheeses and are well known for their 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. Their recent award winners include Amber Kunik, Sappy Ewe, Briar Summit and Slate Ridge. Their 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 Penny's Pride, a hard mold ripened sheep and cow milk combination. They offer a wide selection of chevres and fromage blancs and have a number of new exciting cheeses, including their new washed rind line and their mixed milk Fromage Frais blended cheeses.