2021 Maine Cheese Award Winners

Here are the winners  chosen from a large field of excellent Maine cheeses. More information on the rankings and details will be available soon.

Maine Cheese Awards 2021

Fresh Cheese
1. ChiGoBee Farm (Pownal) – Plain Chevre
2. Noisy Acres Farm (Buxton) – Plain Chevre
3. Flying Goat Farm (New Glouster) Plain Chevre

Honorable Mention:
Pineland Farms (Bangor) – Cheddar Curds
Springdale Farm (Waldo) – Cream Cheese
Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm ( Sidney) Chevre

Flavored Fresh Cheese
1. York Hill Farm (Washington) – Green Peppercorn and Nutmeg Roll
2. Fuzzy Udder Creamery (Whitefiled) – (Appleton recipe) Chevre in Oil
3. Crooked Face Creamery (Skowhegan) – Garlic & Rosemary Ricotta

Honorable Mentions:
Abrahams Creamery (Newport) -Herbs De Provence
Sunflower Farm Creamery (Cumberland) – Marinated Chevre
Dreahmin Fahm Dairy and Creamery (Wilton) – Garlic and Basil Chevre

Soft-Ripened Cheese: Bloomy

1. Winter Hill Farm (Freeport) Tideline
2. Silvery Moon Creamery (Westbrook) – Camembert
3. Spring Day Creamery (Durham) – Out & About

Honorable Mentions:
Silvery Moon Creamery ( Westbrook) – Camembert with Fenugreek
Flying Goat Farm – (New Gloudester) – Grace
Lakin Gorges Cheese at East Forty Farm ( Waldoboro) – Rockweed

Washed Rind Cheese

1. Fuzzy Udder Creamery (Whitefiled) – Cyclone
2. Josh Pond Farm (Whiting) – Rocky Lake Raclette
3. Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm (Sidney) – Quaker Hill

Honorable Mention:
Winter Hill Farm (Freeport) – Tideline

Aged Natural Rind Cheese

1. Balfour Farm (Pittsfield) – Torrin Tomme
2. Fuzzy Udder Creamery (Whitefiled) – Windswept
3. Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm (Sidney) – Sugarloaf Mountain

Honorable Mention:
Balfour Farm (Pittsfield) – Haymaker Cheddar
Pineland Farms ( Bangor) two vintages that more or less tied with each other Josh Pond Farm (Whitibng) Down East Tomme

Blue Cheese
1. Spring Day Creamery (Durham) Fraffie
2. Fuzzy Udder Creamery (Whitefiled) – Polar Vortex
3. Spring Day Creanert (Durham) Deja Blue

Honorable mention:
Winter Hill Farm (Freeport) – Bradbury Mountain Blue

Flavored Cheese
1. Balfour Farm (Pittsfield) – Cotswold
2. Dreamin Fahm (Wilton) – Smoked Gouda
3. Balfour Farm (Pittsfield) – Smokey Ghost

Honorable mention:
Yellow Birch Farm (Deer Isle) – Lichen

Best in Show
York Hill Farm – (Washington) _ Green Peppercorn and Nutmeg Roll
(Penny & John Duncan – Founding members of the Maine Cheese Guild retired after 36 years and their legacy continues with new owners of York Hill to Yuki Goseki & Josh Fratoni
Runner up is Winter Hill (Freeport) – Tideline

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