Workshop

Make Great Milk: Milk Quality Workshop with Gary Anderson

Monday, April 25th
9:00am to 5:00pm
Governor’s Restaurant Capitol Room
Waterville, Maine
Fee: (includes all materials and a buffet lunch)
$50 for 2016 Guild Members
$75 for non-members (includes 2016 Guild membership)

The Maine Cheese Guild will sponsor a workshop focused on helping small dairies create the best possible milk for their own use, and/or for sale to the growing number of Maine cheese makers. Gary Anderson, Maine’s long-time dairy agent at Cooperative Extension, will cover these topics:

  • What do we mean when we say “milk quality”
  • Maine resources
  • Milk components and characteristics
  • Milk quality of different dairy animals and breeds
  • Quality variation dependent on the end use of milk (fluid, cheese, yogurt, etc.)
  • Animal health
  • Good decisions during the milking process
  • Comparison of milking systems, the challenges and benefits of each
  • Sanitation process and tools
  • The challenges of the organic dairy
  • Proper milk storage, affects on quality
  • Proper milk transport
  • On-farm testing options for dairies
  • Questions, individual troubleshooting

To sign up please send the full workshop fee with your name, phone number, and email address to:

Maine Cheese Guild
c/o Mary Belding, Treasurer
250 Walker Mills Rd.
Harrison, Maine 04040

The Maine Cheese Guild needs to finalize the lunch count ahead of the workshop so we must receive your payment at least 1 week ahead of time to guarantee access to the buffet lunch.

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