Meeting: Aug 12 at Winter Hill Farm, Freeport

Our meeting on Monday, August 12th at Winter Hill Farm in Freeport took place on a glorious summer day that many Guild members were making more productive use of elsewhere. We focused the information sharing portion of our meeting on Pest Control, but there were lots of other items on the agenda such as an ACS wrap-up with Eric and Jean, upcoming events hoping to feature that Maine cheese that is suddenly in the news, and upcoming workshop ideas.

Possible Workshop Ideas for this fall/winter:

  • Affinage
  • Inside Competition Judging with John Greeley
  • Setting Up a Small Dairy Business or a similar talk by Gianaclis Caldwell
  • Troubleshooting
  • A talk by Heather Paxon, author of “The Life of Cheese
  • Green Dairy Practices by the Keller brothers of Jasper Hill Creamery

Please comment here to add your ideas, or second any of these. We will have a discussion on ideas to move forward with at our October meeting.

ACS 2013 Madison Festival of Cheese

Early in the Festival, before the public was allowed to join the conference attendees, the Monona Terrace ballroom is filling up.

York Hill Farm’s award winning Capriano in the Farmstead Cheese category.

PIneland Farm Creamery’s Smoked Cheddar…

…and their first place Cheddar Spread

Silvery Moon Creamery’s Provalone in the Italian Style category

And from the Breakfast of Champions earlier in the day: Crooked Face Creamery’s Ricotta