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2016 Cheesemaking Workshops – Appleton Creamery

Award winning cheesemaker Caitlin Huntemaking cheeser of Appleton Creamery announces the following  workshops at her creamery  in Appleton, Maine for early 2016.

French Fun – February  6 & 7, 2016
Basics of Goat Cheese – April 17,  2016
Home Cheese Making – January 23 & 24, March  5 & 6, April 30 & May 1
Italian Fun – February 21, 2016
Basics of Hard Cheese – January 18, 2016

More information and registration forms may be found at In order to secure a space in these workshops, early registration is advised.

Sheep and Goat Seminar

The 2015 Sheep and Goat Seminar will focus on marketing tips to equip producers with the skills and knowledge to improve their business. Topics will include using the internet to expand your market, researching your market, branding your product, determining a profitable price, and developing a marketing plan.

When: Saturday, November 14th, 2015. 9am – 4pm
Where: Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield
Cost: $35 per person


Tentative Schedule:

8:30 AM               Check-in
9:00 AM               Welcome
9:10 AM               Marketing Tips for Farm Business Success
10:20 AM             Questions & Break
10:40 AM             Sheep & Goat Markets and How They Work
Noon                     Lunch
1:00 PM                Update on the UMaine parasitology project
1:30 PM                Branding and Marketing Via Social Media
2:45 PM                Panel Discussion – Marketing Meat, Milk, Fiber
3:45 PM                Evaluation & Adjourn

Meeting: Annual Meeting Nov 9 in Rockport

Our Annual Meeting was held on Monday, November 9th from 10pm to 2pm at the State of Maine Cheese Co. building on Route 1 in Rockport. We elected a new board member (Arlene Brokow from Imagine Dairy) and a new vice-president (Jesse Dowling of Fuzzy Udder Creamery). We thanked Cathe Morrill of State of Maine Cheese Co. for her YEARS of service. Lots of ideas about Guild activities (past and future) were discussed. The bottom line: it’s only with YOUR help that the Guild succeeds in creating more excellent cheese in Maine!