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.

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Maine Cheese Guild Meetings

All times Monday from 10:00am – 2:00pm unless otherwise noted.

  • December 8, 2019, SUNDAY, 12 noon – 4 pm –Holiday Party at Spring Day Farm in Durham, open to Guild members, their friends and family. Not open to the public.
  • January 14, 2020, TUESDAY, 10 am – 12 noon – Agricultural Trade Show,  at Augusta Civic Center in Augusta.
  • February  17, 2020, Monday, 10 am – 2 pm – Shipyard Tasting Room, Portland
  • March 9, 2020, Monday 10 am – 2 pm – Board of Directors Only at Appleton Creamery
  • April 6, 2020, Monday, 10 am – 2 pm Cancelled, will reschedules for a later date TBDUniversity of Maine, Orono.
  • May 4, 2020,  Monday, 12 noon – 2 pm via Zoomcontact fuzzyudder@gmail.com for login
  • June 16, 2020,  TUESDAY, 2 pm – 4  pm via Zoom –  contact fuzzyudder@gmail.com for login
  • August 9, 2020, SUNDAY,  11 am  – Balfour Farm, Pittsfield.  FMI contact Jessie: fuzzyudder@gmail.com
  • November 9, 2020, Monday, 10 am – 2pm, Annual Meeting – Pineland Farms, Bangor
  • December 6, 2020, SUNDAY 12 noon – 4 pm, – Imagine Dairy, Warren – Holiday Party open to Guild members, their friends and family. Not open to the public.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

General Guild Inquiries:

Email:
info@mainecheeseguild.org
Phone: (207) 595-2344

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

Board:

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

Ed Fredrikson (2020)
Fredrikson Farm, China

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

Annie Lampen (2020)
Gathering Board Maine

Amy Rowbottom (2020)
Crooked Face Creamery, Skowhegan

Sarah Spring (2018)
Spring Day Creamery, Durham

Intern:
Hannah Edwards