The Maine Cheese Guild has released the following open letter stating its position on food sovereignty. You can also read and download it as a pdf file here.Anm Open Letter Regarding the Food Sovereignty Act
Yelp Maine is partnering with the Maine Cheese Guild to bring cheese from the state right to your door! Who doesn’t love a subscription box filled with local love?! Our first event in this series of events features Alexis Godin, Chef/Owner of Alice & Lulu’s Mountainside Restaurant, for: Fondue for Two
To learn more, RSVP and join this event, CLICK HERE
“University of Maine Cooperative Extension worked with Allison Lakin, owner of East Forty Farm and Dairy, and Lakin’s Gorges Cheese in Waldoboro, to develop the database of Maine farmers’ creative distribution strategies implemented for the public.”
~University of Maine Extension Service article
Lakin is a long time member of the Maine Cheese Guild, and many Guild cheesemakers are included on the Extension’s new resource for locating locally produced food that is available directly from farms during the Covid-19 epidemic. Farmers’ Markets are also considered essential businesses and many Maine cheesemakers rely on them to market their products. Visit Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets for a comprehensive listing of markets and updates.
We also suggest you check driectly with Maine Cheesemakers on how to purchase their products. See our Maine Cheese Guild Cheesemaker & Supporting Partners map with contact information on our members.
There is an opportunity to learn more about The Maine Cheese Guild at their next membership meeting at the end of May.
With Maine’s CDC guidelines allowing for larger group gatherings with social distancing, this will be an in-person event at Sunflower Farm and Creamery in Cumberland complete with goat yoga (free for members, $10 for general public) and a BYOCheese picnic!
We’ll post more info as it becomes available.
MAINE: With spring in full swing, farms and creameries across Maine are bustling with activity — new lambs, calves, and goat kids are arriving and a delightful array of cheeses, yogurts, and other creamery specialties are available for sampling. Now is the perfect time to grab your masks and perhaps a baguette, pack the kids into the car (your kids, not goats), and explore some of the best dairy products in Maine while basking in the glorious spring sunshine.
Not sure where to go for local dairy delights and family fun? We have a map of creameries and dairy farms , many open to the public. Check the map for farm links where you can learn more about what each i offering. Farms have different business hours and projected arrival times for the baby animals, and some require pre-registration for Covid safety, there is no doubt that there is plenty of dairy deliciousness to explore in our great state. A few creameries to consider for your next day trip:
The Maine Cheese Guild wants you to love cheese and the Mainers and animals who produce it. Their mission is to support and encourage the Maine cheesemaking community, educate cheesemakers and consumers, and share the joy and art of regional cheeses. An incredible resource for cheese-lovers everywhere, the Guild offers classes, product information, and organizes community events such as the Maine Cheese Festival and the Maine Open Creamery Day. For there is much joy to be had, and much cheese to enjoy!
There is an opportunity to learn more about The Maine Cheese Guild at our next membership meeting at the end of May. With CDC guidelines allowing for larger group gatherings with social distancing, this will be an in-person event at Sunflower Farm and Creamery in Cumberland complete with goat yoga (free for members, $10 for general public) and a BYOCheese picnic!