2017 Maine Cheese Festival

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Date(s) - Sunday, October 15, 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery


2017 Maine Cheese Festival

$12  AT THE DOOR – plenty of on-site parking

25 Maine Creameries, 11 Maine Artisanal Food Producers, Food Court with 6 Maine Food Vendors, live music, and an exciting line-up of educational demonstrations…

The Maine Cheese Guild’s signature event and fundraiser of the year showcases the largest gathering of Maine cheesemakers and cheese centric craft food vendors. The Festival is an opportunity to mingle with Maine cheesemakers, taste over a hundred varieties of cheese, purchase Maine-made cheese, and learn about the burgeoning artisanal cheesemaking movement in Maine. This year we will have more space, more cheese, and more vendors offering Maine-made foods including Maine food trucks! Savage Oakes Winery tastings will be available for those age 21 and over.

Savage Oakes is a true farm, home to a herd of Belted Galloway cattle along with its vineyard and wine making facility. One of the distinguishing features of Savage Oakes’ wine is that it is made from grapes grown on their farm. They offer plenty of on-site parking and space for picnicking and just plain gazing at the scenery.

The Festival is rain or shine. Bring your cooler to transport your cheese purchases safely home, or you can purchase our small insulated bags featuring our “Eat Maine Cheese” logo, they will be available for sale at the Maine Cheese Guild Tent for $5. We invite you to bring chairs or a blanket for picnicking in the vineyard.

Admission is free for Children under 12. Please leave your dogs at home. Please print your tickets and present them at the entrance.

The Maine Cheese Festival is a fundraiser organized by the Maine Cheese Guild which has a mission to “…support and encourage the Maine cheese-making community 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.”


Here is our 2017 Lineup


3 Level Farm
Appleton Creamery
Barred Owl Creamery
Casco Bay Butter
Copper Tail Farm
Crooked Face Creamery
Echo Ridge Cheese
Fredrikson Farm
From the Country Farm
Fuzzy Udder Creamery
Kennebec Cheesery
Lakin’s Georges Cheese
ME Water Buffalo Co.
North Branch Farm
Pumpkin Vine Family Farm
Silvery Moon Creamery
Spring Day Creamery
Springdale Farm Creamery
State of Maine Cheese Co.
Sunset Acres Farm
Swallowtail Farm and Creamery
Sweetgrass Farm Creamery
Tide Mill Farm
Wholesome Holmestead
Winter Hill Farm


44 North Coffee
A Small Good
Back 40 Bakehouse
Brazen Baking
Friendship Lobster Treats
Hootenanny Bread
Sheepscot General Baking
Tempest in a Teapot – Tea
The Maine Crisp Co. – Gluten Free Crisps
Thirty Acre Farm Ferments
Turtle Rock Farm – Craft Cannery


Fiddlestick Farm -Ravioli
Gracie’s Farm to Truck –Mac N Cheese
Savage Oakes Catering –Burgers, Sausages & Chili
Stone Fox Creamery – Ice Cream
Uproot Pie Co. – Wood Fired Pizza
Yum Bus – Tacos & Crepes


Dragon’s Breath Pottery


12:00 Cheesemaking with Arlene Brokaw
1:00 Ask a Fermenter – Ferment Demo with Thirty Acre Farm
2:30 Taste the Grape, Taste the Wine with Savage Oakes
3:45 Making Chevre Alfredo with Chef Mark Lacasse, The Maine Meal


11:45 Waldo County Homesteaders, Maisey Newell & Eric Dayan
2:45 Knox County Boogie Nights: The Midnight Riders