Event

Save These Dates!

Here’s a list of events related to cheese, cheesemaking and homestead creameries, fairs and festivals in 2019

February 12 – 13: Cheesemaker’s Resource Conference in New Holland, PA
Website: http://www.dairyheritage.com/cheesemakers-conference.php

Saturday, April 20: Celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day (Oldways Cheese Coalition)
www.oldwayscheese.org

April: Kid, Lamb and Calf Hugging Days – Mdcoast Maine
midcoastcheesetrail.com

June is National Dairy Month!

Sunday, July 28: 30th annual Maine Open Farm Day! Statewide
https://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/market_promotion/open_farm_day.shtml

July 31 – Aug. 3: American Cheese Society Conference, Richmond, VA
https://www.cheesesociety.org/conference/

Sunday, September 8: 4th Annual Maine Cheese Festival (Location in Maine TBA)
mainecheeseguild.org

Sept. 20 – 22: MOFGA’s Common Ground Fair – Visit the MCG tent and Cheesemaking demos! Unity, ME
http://www.mofga.org/The-Fair

October is Artisan Cheese Month!

Sunday, Oct. 13: Open Creamery Day : Statewide at participating Maine farms
mainecheeseguild.org

Maine REPRESENTS!

Maine cheese was well represented at the recent Inaugural Festivities for Maine’s new governor. State of Maine Cheese Co. and Pineland Farms Creamery cheeses and spreads were offered on the “crudités” tables throughout the Augusta Civic Center amid the music and celebration of our state’s first female governor being sworn in.

LEARN

Milk Quality Workshop with Gary Anderson

Milk Quality Workshop with Gary Anderson РThursday, October 30th at State of Maine Cheese Company  Р9am to 5pm

Register for workshop here.

We will spend the day reviewing the biosynthesis of milk and udder anatomy. We will go over managed milking guidelines, milk storage, transport and evaluating milk quality. Specifically, we will cover the handling of milk from the animal to the container to maintain high quality. We will go over different milking systems and the tenets of cleaning and sanitizing milk handling equipment highlighting equipment areas for special consideration. We will finish the day reviewing lab reports, what they mean and goals for bacteria, somatic cells and adulterants. This will be a very full day of interactive discussions. Please bring a pot-luck dish to share for lunch Workshop

Sate of Maine Cheese Company, 461 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04846

Fee:

$35 for Maine Cheese Guild Members
$60 for non members (includes cheeseEnthusiast membership)
$105  for non-members (includes Principal/cheese producer membership)

Register for workshop here.