Marketing cheese to restaurants

For the first time ever I have a surplus of cheese after the fair. My plan is working – upping production so now I need to find other markets. I still do not think I want to do farmers markets but would like to explore the restaurant scene. Do any of you sell to them? How does it work? I would love to hear your individual experiences, thoughts, suggestions etc

Meeting: Monday, Feb 17th in Winthrop

The Guild met at Wholesome Holmstead Farm in Winthrop on February 17th between 10am and 2pm.

After a tour of the cheese retail and production facility, followed by a tour of the dairy barn, milking parlor, and milk room, Jessica Nixon and John Harker discussed various State efforts to help Maine farms better market themselves, as well as for consumers to find specific farm products.

Thank you to the Whole Trenholm family for hosting us!

New Market Idea in Waterville

Waterville will christen the “Barrels Community Market” at 74 Main St. on June 21st — an indoor market offering local food year round. The Waterville Sentinel highlighted the participation of the Kennebec Cheesery in their article last week covering their April 22 open house:

“I think it’s going to be a wonderful addition to downtown,” said Kimberly N. Lindlof, president and chief executive officer of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. “It should really complement existing businesses such as Jorgensen’s and Joseph’s Market and be a real asset to the restaurants that are here.”