Peter Dixon Workshop: Nov 13-14, 2015

Soft, Hard, and Stretchy: The Culture of Southern European Cheeses with Peter Dixon

Peter Dixon taught a two day workshop focusing on the cheese styles of Southern Europe (Spain, Italy, Albania and beyond). He demonstrated making three different cheeses — one stretchy pasta filata type, one aged hard style, one young semi-soft style — and the techniques for making all three types. In addition, Peter will discuss and demonstrate how to create and propagate natural cheese cultures for use in these and other cheese recipes.

The workshop took place on FRIDAY and SATURDAY, November 13-14 at Pineland Farms Creamery in New Gloucester, Maine. The hours are 8am to 4pm each day.

Here are some pictures of the two-day workshop:

Hooped cheeses ready to drain

Hooped cheeses ready to drain

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Open Creamery Day

Open Creamery Day Sunday October 11th, 2015

The Maine Cheese Guild presents

Open Creamery Day 2015

on Sunday, October 11th from 11am to 3pm (unless ***otherwise noted*** below).

As the hardwood foliage bursts in a blaze of colors on Columbus Day weekend, take in the spectacular sights and taste some award-winning cheese during the Maine Cheese Guild’s annual Open Creamery Day. Visit many of Maine’s cheese makers in their creameries, meet the animals, and learn the stories behind Maine’s more than 150 artisan cheeses. Along the way you can also visit a farmers’ market, stop at an orchard, explore one of Maine’s premier breweries or wineries, pick fruit at Maine’s legendary orchards, and drop-in on one of the many artisan bread makers our state has to offer. You’ll love the views, and the taste of Maine cheese, straight from the source, will be the best memory of all!Continue reading

Meeting: Oct 5 in Edmunds at Tide Mill Creamery

Our next meeting will take place almost as far east as you can travel in the continental US: Edmunds, ME on the shores of Cobbscook Bay at Tide Mill Creamery. Cheese maker Rachel Bell recently won her first ACS award and would like to explore the idea of cooperative marketing of cheeses through the Guild at this meeting.

Rachel writes: “We are the last driveway on Tide Mill Rd. You can turn into the main entrance to Tide Mill Farm and drive through the farm and around the dairy barn and on for awhile to get to us (the last driveway on the right before reaching Rt. 1 again) or you can turn right into the second entrance of Tide Mill Rd. and we are the first left. There is a Tide Mill Creamery sign hanging on a rock at our entrance.”
Tide Mill Creamery
Edmunds, ME 04628