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Old Chatham Sheepherding Company

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Address: 155 Shaker Museum Rd, Old Chatham, NY 12136-2603
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Beautiful Drive

We sought this sight out, simply to check it out! We drove through beautiful scenic back roads to find it. We kept thinking how stunningly beautiful this drive would be in the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Dee H
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We sought this sight out, simply to check it out! We drove through beautiful scenic back roads to find it. We kept thinking how stunningly beautiful this drive would be in the summer! Nothing much to see for entertainment. The farm is beautiful. We saw a herd of sheep grazing and at the small stand bought the most amazing Vanilla... More 

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Grafton, New York
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Okay, for some time now I've purchased our eggs at farm stands. You know, the kind where you drive up, drop off your used cartons and pay about $3.00 for a dozen cage-free, farm fresh eggs. But NEVER have I've driven up to paradise and been confronted with a self-help stand of stunning world class cheese. Wonderful experience and superb... More 

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Hudson Valley (NY)
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This sheep farm used to be a must-see place in Old Chatham, with buildings for pregnant sheep, milking sheep, and new born lambs, plus thousands of other sheep and their donkey shepherds in the outlying fields. But for at least three years, the 2000-head dairy herd has been living hundreds of miles away in the Finger Lakes. Their milk is... More 

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3 Thank HudsonValGal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

The sheep have been moved from the main location to somewhere that is not publicized. Not really. anything going on at this location except for a few donkeys and 6 or so sheep. This is really not designed for tourists.

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1 Thank Robert E
Inverness, Florida
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Very fine award winning cheeses. We enjoyed the camembert. Some of my party had never tasted their cheeses before but enjoyed it very much.

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Thank Robert C
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Old Chatham Sheepherding is a sweet place to stop by, visit with the sheep, maybe see a donkey, you can watch the cheesemaker, possibly chat with a worker (if you see anyone at all), however, this is a working farm. A business. It is not an attraction where you will show up and a tour guide is there to show... More 

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Thank Pipworld
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The farm is amazing, in a beatiful scenary, and the cheeses are fantastic. We tried the Ewe's Blue and the Kinderhook Creek. The yougurt is great too.

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Thank Marcelo M
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Beautiful farm with open barns and ample opportunity to see sheep farming in process. No guided tour or set hours for activities so made the visit a bit random. That said, we purchases a hefty chunk of prize winning Camembert as the "honor" shop and look forward to sampling their product at our leisure!

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Thank Leslie M
polar0811
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

If you are in the area a stop in this working farm is a great time. Products are primarily sheep based milk and cheeses(some have cow's milk also) and are outstanding. With consideration to the environment this farm grows the winter feed for the animals and allows them to free range graze during the summer months. When animals come in... More 

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1 Thank grizzly323
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We purchased several ram lambs. 75% have died within 25 days. They did not get adequate colostrum from the mothers. The developed pneumonia without the antibodies to fight infection or disease. Very sad...

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