About the Guild

Our 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

Find Upcoming Maine Cheese Guild Meetings  & Events info HERE

Along with our membership meetings,  Workshops, Popp uevents and more we sponsor two annual  events and participate in the Maine Agriculture Trades Show.

2024 Dates

Maine Cheese Festival – September 8, 2024 in Pittsfield, Maine

Open Creamery Day – October  1, 2024 Statewide


Contact Information

General Guild Inquiries:

Phone: (207) 419-9175

Email: info@mainecheeseguild.org

Guild Mailing Address:

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

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

Officers and Board of Directors

2 Year Term Elected Expires
President Jean Koons Cheesemaker 2022 2024
Vice President Mark Whitney Cheesemaker 2022 2024
Secretary Heather Donahue Cheesemaker 2022 2024
Treasurer Eric Rector Cheesemaker 2022 2024
Board of Directors
 4 Year Term Elected Expires
Board Member Beth Calder Food Science Specialist 2019 2027
Board Member Alexis Godin Restaurant/Retail 2020 2024
Board Member Amy Rowbottom Cheesemaker 2020 2024
Board Member Olivia Barber Cheesemaker 2021 2025
Board Member Holly Aker Restaurant/Retail 2019 2027