Palmyra Farm LLC and Palmyra Farm Cheese LLC are owned an operated by the Shank and Creek Families.  We are located in rural Washinton County Maryland near Hagerstown and not far from the Antietam Battlefield and centuries of history that has built our nation.  The farm is operated by the third and fourth generations of the family and now the young fifth generation is eager to join them.  Our dairy herd is a beautiful heritage breed, Ayrshires, known for their unique milk qualities that yield a smooth creamy somewhat sweet tasting cheese.  Twice each day the family milks and cares for the 75 cows that call the farm their home and feed them a totally balanced diet made from feeds raised on the farm to optimize their health and development. 

Only whole milk produced by our cows is used to make our 100% pure pasteurized cheese.  Our cows have won many awards for the quantities and quality of milk they produce from local to national organizations.  Palmyra Farm Cheeses are uniquely flavored Cheddars produced from our award winning Ayrshires.  Our artisan Cheddar captures the exclusive flavors and texture of the wholesome fresh milk provided by our distinctive award winning cows.  The milk from our Ayrshires has a smooth texture and light consistency with a refreshingly appetizing taste and flavor that transmits directly to our line of chesses.  We age all of the cheese a minimum of ninety days but most is over nine months old before it is offered to consumers.  Recently we have begun partnerships with local wineries and breweries to offer truly locally flavored products such as our Cushwa Stout Cheddar.  Delicious on their own or combined in recipes, we are confident our Palmyra Farm Cheese will please your palate.


Custom Cheese Varieties available in 8oz and pound packages and 5 lb blocks (package weights vary). Availability may vary according to season.

A little dry, a little salty but not too much

Soft, creamy and oh so good

Garlic Colby
Garlic bread without the bread

Hot Pepper Colby
Bits of hot pepper to wake up your taste bud

Aged a minimum of 90 days – just right

Chesapeake Bay Cheddar
Old Bay seasoning makes it go great with seafood

Smoked Cheddar
Pleasant very lightly smoked

Tomato Basil Cheddar
Hints of fresh Italian flavorings

Reduced fat, a little dry, melts beautifully

Smoked Mozzarella
A hint of hickory smoke makes this dry mozzarella great for sandwiches and pizza

Yogurt Onion & Chive Cheese
Yogurt culture base that melts in your mouth or on a warm bagel

Smoke Gouda

Crushed Cellars Chardonnay Cheddar
Smooth and creamy

Chesapeake Jack
That Old Bay flavor in a semi-hard mild presentation without the sharpness of our cheddars

Chesapeake Cheese Curds

Smoked Cheese Curds

Hot Cajun Cheese Curds

Made from our signature Colby and Cheddar, seasoned with some of our traditional flavorings or a few other combinations, they are great with crackers, veggies or fruit. Flavors available include Buffalo Ranch, Bacon Ranch, Chesapeake, Cranberry Walnut, Garlic, Tomato Basil, Hot Pepper, Smoked, Onion & Chive and Dill. Celebrate the big game or any other event with Palmyra Farm Cheese Spreads!

*Be sure you check out our Seasonal Fruit Spreads…Strawberry, Peach, Apple Cinnamon and our wine based spreads from Knob Hall Winery & Crushed Cellars Winery!

Look for our cheeses at several locally owned restaurants and farmers markets in Montgomery, Washington and Frederick counties including

28 South

A Bloom Florist
Big Cork Vineyards
BlueGoose Fruit Market & Bakery
Butler’s Orchard
Catoctin Mountain Orchard
The Common Market
Detour Winery
Elk Run Vineyard
Ernst Market
The Gourmet Goat Restaurant and Martini Bar
Holsinger’s Market
Home Longmeadow 301-936-1500
Knob Hall Winery

The Lodge
The Market Place of Sharpsburg
Orr’s Farm Market
Phil & Jerry’s Meats and More
Rocky Point Creamery
Shari Lenhart
Stonewall Angus Farm Family &
Sunny Meadows Garden Center 301-432-2327
Taylor’s Farm Market LLC
Valley Coop
Spider Hall Farm Market

Find us at the following upcoming events:

HCC Alumni Flower and Garden Show March 16& 17 2019  
Interstate Wine Festival  June 8, 2019    
Bud Fest  Williamsport Redmen  June 8, 2019    
Leitersburg Peach Festival  August 10-11, 2019  
Kris Kringle Craft Show  November 17& 18, 2019  
Premium Outlets Holiday Farmers Market November- December 2019