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MESSAGE FROM THE CHEESE GUILD


We all know that farming and life in general can be very stressful. With the recent news of yet another member of our farming and cheese making family passing as a result of taking their own life, we want to offer the resources below as a starting place for those in need. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to these folks:

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Events

Workshops, meetings, fairs and festivals. We'll be posting them in our new Events Listings. Check it out!

Guild Events Listings

FRESH CHEESE
1. Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm ( Sidney) Chèvre
2. York Hill Farm (Washington) – Dairy Duet
3. ChiGoBee Farm (Pownal) – Plain Chèvre
Honorable Mention:
Arkeo Farm (Sidney) – Plain Chèvre

FLAVORED FRESH CHEESE
1. Fuzzy Udder Creamery (Whitefield) – (Appleton recipe) Chevre in Oil
2. Yellow Birch farm (Deer Isle) – Garlic & Herb Chevre
3. Yellow Birch farm (Deer Isle) – Honey Lemon Chevre
Honorable Mentions:
York Hill Farm (Washington) – Garlic & Herb Dairy Duet

FETA
1. Three Charm Farm (Alfred)
2. Copper Tail (Waldoboro)
3. Flying Goat Farm (New Gloucester) Plain Chevre
Honorable Mention:
Dreamin Fahm Dairy and Creamery (Wilton)

SOFT RIPENED CHEESE: Bloomy
1. Spring Day Creamery (Durham) - Out & About
2. Fuzzy Udder Creamery (Whitefield) – Waldo Smog
3. Springdale Farm (Waldo) – Triple Crème
Honorable Mention:
York Hill Farm (Washington) – iNiZio

WASHED RIND CHEESE
1. Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm (Sidney) – Old Speck
2. Balfour Farm ( Pittsfield) – Cider Washed Gouda
3. Spring Day Creamery (Durham) – Mean Old Tomme
Honorable Mention:
Fuzzy Udder Creamery (Whitefield) – Cyclone

AGED NATURAL RIND CHEESE
1. Balfour Farm (Pittsfield) – Pine Tree
2. Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm (Sidney) – Sugarloaf Mountain
3. Silvery Moon Creamery (Westbrook) – Fore River Tomme
Honorable Mention:
Cosmic Goat Farm & Creamery ( Litchfield)- Beltane

CHEDDAR (Flavored & Aged)
1. Balfour Farm (Pittsfield) – Cotswald
2. Pineland Farms Dairy Co. (Bangor) – 4-year Aged Cheddar
3. Pineland Farms Dairy Co. (Bangor) – 3-year Aged Cheddar
Honorable Mention:
Balfour Farm (Pittsfield) – Smokey Ghost

BLUE CHEESE
1. Spring Day Creamery (Durham) – Blue
2. Fuzzy Udder Creamery (Whitefield) – Polar Vortex
3. Spring Day Creamery (Durham) – Deja Blue
Honorable Mention:
Lakin’s Gorges Cheese (Waldoboro) – Cascadilla Bleu

BEST IN SHOW: The highest score cheese by the top 5 judges.

Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm (Sidney) – Old Speck

Old Speck was made in limited production with cow’s milk from Jean’s neighbor at Woodside Farms. The rind is washed with Orono Brewing Co. Tubular IPA.

You can learn more about the Awards and how they worked here. The Maine Cheese Festival and Awards is the Maine Cheese Guild's premiere fund raising event.  We thank you cheesemakers and enthusiasts for  you all for your support.


 

Thanks to these Generous 2022 Maine Cheese Festival and Awards Sponsors

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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