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Announcing the 2023 Maine Cheese Award Winners

sponsored and hosted by Local Goods Gathered

FRESH – Goat

1st – Fuzzy Udder Chevre

Fuzzy udder Creamery, Whitefield Maine

2nd – Cosmic Goat Farm Stargazer

Cosmic Goat Farm & Creamery ,Litchfiield Maine

3rd – Noisy Acres Chevre

Noisy Acres Farm,  Buxton Maine

Honorable Mention:  ChiGoBee Chevre

ChiGoBee Farm, Pownal Maine

FRESH – Cow/Mixed

1st – York Hill McCurdy

York Hill Farm,  Washington Maine

2nd – York Hill Plain Dairy Duet

York Hill Farm,  Washington Maine

3rd – Balfour Farm Bevre

Balfour Farm, Pittsfield Maine

Honorable Mention  -Springdale Fresh Cream Cheese

Springdale Farm, Waldo Maine

FLAVORED – Goat

1st –Noisy Acres Marinated Chevre in Oil

Noisy Acres  Farm, Buxton Maine

2nd – Noisy Acres Everything but the Bagel

Noisy Acres  Farm, Buxton Maine

3rd – Copper Tail Farm Aleppo Pepper Chevre in Oil

Copper Tail Farm, Waldoboro Maine

Honorable Mention  – Kennebec Sundried Tomato Chevre in Oil

Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm, Sidney Maine

FLAVORED- Cow/Mixed

1st -York Hill Black Peppercorn Duet

York Hill Farm, Washington Maine

2nd – York Hill Green Peppercorn Duet

York Hill Farm, Washington Maine

3rd – Balfour Farm Garlic & Herb Bevre

Balfour Farm, Pittsfield Maine

Honorable Mention  – Crooked Face Lemon Fennel Ricotta

Crooked Face Creamery, Pittsfield Maine

FETA

1st – Fuzzy Udder Goat Feta

Fuzzy Udder Creamery, Whitefield Maine

2nd -Three Charm Farm Feta

Three Charm Farm, Alfred Maine

3rd –Copper Tail Farm Goat Feta

Copper Tail Farm, Waldoboro Maine

Honorable Mention  – Abraham’s Goat Farm & Creamery Goat Feta

Abraham’s Goat Farm & Creamery, Newport Maine

BLOOMY

1st – Springdale Farm Triple Crème

Springdale Farm, Waldo Maine

2nd – Winter Hill Farm Frost Gully

Winter Hill Farm, Freeport Maine

3rd –Fuzzy Udder Waldo Smog

Fuzzy Udder Creamery, Whitefield Maine

Honorable Mention  –Spring Day Evangeline

Spring Day Creamery, Durham Maine

WASHED – NATURAL

1st – Kennebeck Cheesery Old Speck

Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm, Sidney Maine

2nd – Kennebec Cheesery Sebasticook

Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm, Sidney Maine

3rd – Josh Pond Farm Rosy Woodsman

Josh Pond Farm, Whiting Maine

Honorable Mention  – Winter Hill Terzetto

Winter Hill Farm, Freeport Maine

AGED – NATURAL

1st – Josh Pond Farm Meddybemps

Josh Pond Farm, Whiting Maine

2nd – Fuzzy Udder Creamery Landslide

Fuzzy udder Creamery, Whitefield Maine

3rd – Balfour Farm Torrin Tomme

Balfour Farm, Pittsfield Maine

Honorable Mention  – Crooked Face Bernadette

Crooked Face Creamery, Skowhegan Maine

CHEDDAR

1st – Pineland Farms Dairy 5 year-aged Cheddar

Pineland Farms Dairy, Bangor Maine

2nd – Pineland Farms Dairy Plain Curds

Pineland Farms Dairy, Bangor Maine

3rd –Pineland Farms Dairy 1 year aged Cheddar

Pineland Farms Dairy, Bangor Maine

Honorable Mention  – Creamy Acres Mild Cheddar

Creamy Acres Creamery, Troy Maine

FLAVORED – AGED

1st – Balfour Farms Cotswold

Balfour Farm, Pittsfield Maine

2nd – Pineland Farms Dairy Southwest Cheddar

Pineland Farms Dairy, Bangor Maine

3rd – Balfour Farm Smokey Ghost

Balfour Farm, Pittsfield Maine

Honorable Mention  – Pineland Farms Dairy Co. Garlic & Dill Curds

Pineland Farms Dairy, Bangor Maine

BLUE

1st – Fuzzy Udder Creamery Polar Vortex

Fuzzy udder Creamery, Whitefield Maine

2nd – Josh Pond Farm Eskar Blue

Josh Pond Farm, Whiting Maine

3rd –

Honorable Mention  –

BEST IN SHOW

1st – Fuzzy Udder  Polar Vortex

2nd –  Noisy Acres Marinated Chevre in Oil

3rd – Springdale Farm Triple Creme


YOU MAY  VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A PDF LIST OF OUR 2023 WINNERS HERE.

Local Goods Gathered

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MAINE CHEESE GUILD MISSION STATEMENT

The Guild’s mission is to support and encourage the Maine cheesemaking community. We will do this through development of a collective voice to promote Maine cheese and cheesemakers, educate cheese makers and consumers, coordinate resources and share the joy and art of regional cheeses.

Guild Quality Statement

Maine Cheese Guild Statement Related to Local Food Ordinances

"The Maine Cheese Guild stands by its Quality Statement, issued in May 2009, with regard to the Local Food Ordinance proposals we have seen, and to the legislative bills introduced for the 2011 session (LD330 and LD366)."...

READ MORE ON THE GUILD STANCE ON THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE