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CALLING MAINE CHEESEMAKERS - SECOND ANNUAL MAINE CHEESE AWARDS

2022 Maine Cheese FestivalThe Maine Cheese Guild is thrilled to announce our Second Annual Maine Cheese Awards celebrating the many talents of our Maine cheesemaking community. Winners will be announced on the Main Stage at the Maine Cheese Festival on Sunday September 11, 2022. In addition participants and winners will be featured in our post event media follow up including social media outlets and press campaigns. The Guild is proud of the many talented artisans and we are excited to celebrate and the many delicious Maine cheeses.

This year, in the first round of judging, we invite any cheesemakers to take part in judging any categories they have not entered. The top five from each category will then be judged by our panel of expert judges from across the state. This is a great opportunity to learn about competitions, judging and taste new cheeses from the community.

• Find complete awards info and instructions  for entering your cheese here.

• View a list of our 2021 winners here.

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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.

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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)."...

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