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 for 2021

• February 2, 2021, 9 am – Virtual Executive Committee Meeting
• March 3, 2021, 2 pm – Virtual Board Meeting
• April 12, 2021, 2 pm – Executive Committee Meeting
• May 23, 2021, time TBA – Full Member Meeting at Sunflower Farm Creamery in Cumberland
• July 17, 2021, 2 pm- Executive Committee Meeting
• August – Full Member Meeting at Lone Spruce Farm in Dedham, details TBA
• September 27, 2021, 2:00 pm – Virtual Executive Committee Meeting
• November 14, 2021, time TBA  – Annual Meeting –  Full Member Meeting at Abraham’s Brand New Creamery in Newport
• December – Holiday Meeting, details TBA

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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