About the 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.

 Join The Guild

Upcoming Maine Cheese Guild Meetings for 2022

April –  Guild Members Only Meeting – Tuesday, April 19th, details TBA here.



General Guild Inquiries:

Phone: (207) 370-7176

Guild Mailing Address:

The Maine Cheese Guild
c/o  Jean Koons, Treasurer
795 Pond Rd.
Sidney, ME. 04330

(Please send invoice or account statements directly to the Treasurer.)

Officers and Board of Directors

(year elected in parenthesis)

Holly Aker, President (2020)
Local Goods Gathered & Broken Arrow, Portland

Mark Whitney, Vice President (2018)
Pineland Farms Dairy Company Inc., Bangor

Jean Koons, Treasurer (2018)
Kennebec Cheesery, Sidney
Email: treasurer@mainecheeseguild.org

Eric Rector, Treasurer 
Monroe Cheese Studio, Monroe

Heather Donahue, Secretary (2018)
Balfour Farm, Pittsfield


Beth Calder, Ph.D.
Extension Food Science Specialist & Associate Professor;
Cooperative Extension & the School Food and Agriculture
University of Maine, Orono

Carrie Whitcomb (2021)
Springdale Farm, Waldo
Sid Smith (2021)
Silvery Moon Creamery, Westbrook
Olivia Barber (2021)
Fuzzy Udder Creamery, Whitefield

Alexis Godin (2020)
Alice & Lulus
9003 Main St, Carrabassett Valley

Annie Lampen (2020)
Gathering Board Maine

Amy Rowbottom (2020)
Crooked Face Creamery, Skowhegan