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.
Maine Cheese Guild Meeting Schedule for 2013
All times Monday from 10:00am – 2:00pm unless otherwise noted [discussion topic in brackets]
- December 10, 2012 at 12pm – 4pm – Balfour Farm, Pittsfield
- Tuesday, January 8, 10am to Noon - at Agricultural Trade Show in Augusta
- February 18- Pineland Farms Creamery, New Gloucester [Equipment Trade Show]
- April 8 – Silvery Moon Creamery, Westbrook [Marketing]
- May 6 – Pineland Farms Creamery, New Gloucester [Cheese Microbiology Seminar]
- June 17 – Barred Owl Creamery, Whitefield [Maine Dairy Promotion]
- August 12 – Winter Hill Farm, Freeport [Pest Control]
- October 7 – Turner Farm, North Haven
- November 11 – Annual Meeting at State of Maine Cheese Co., Rockport
- December 15 (SUN) at 12pm – 4pm – Three Level Farm, South China
(send general inquires to)
The Maine Cheese Guild
c/o State of Maine Cheese Co.
461 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04846
Phone- (207) 323-2664, please leave message
Fax- (207) 236-9591
(please send invoice or account statements directly to the Treasurer)
Guild Information -
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Maine Cheese Guild Newsletter Editor -
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Membership Inquiries -
To add your name to our cheese buyers mailing list
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Correspondence relating to the web site
Officers and Board of Directors (year elected in parenthesis)
Eric Rector, President (2012), Board (2012)
Monroe Cheese Studio, Monroe
Cathe Morril, Vice President (2011), Board (2011)
State of Maine Cheese Co., Rockport
Mark Whitney, Treasurer (2009), Board (2012)
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester
Caitlin Hunter, Secretary (2009), Board (2009)
Appleton Creamy, Appleton
Anne Bossi, Sunset Acres, Brooksville (2010)
Deb Hahn, Hahn’s End Creamery (2010)
Heidi Kingelhofer, Five Islands Farm (2012)
Jean Koon, Townhouse Farm (2010)
Sarah Spring, Spring Day Creamery (2012)
Heather Donahue, Balfour Farm (2009)
Mary Belding, Little Falls Farm (2010)
Guild Membership & Application
The Guild welcomes any individual who is a friend of the Maine cheese trade including all farmstead and artisanal cheesemakers, small dairy producers, sellers, suppliers, chefs, consumers and researchers with an interest in cheesemaking, dairying and cultured milk products.
Principal Members: Any individual, organization or other entity that is producing cheese or milk products in Maine, milking dairy animals in Maine, or involved with getting Maine made cheese, milk, or milk products to the consumer.
Associate Members: Any other individual, organization or other entity with an active interest in the Maine cheesemaking, dairy or agricultural communities.
Membership dues have been set for $25 a year and are come due in October; renewals can be sent directly to the Treasurer (see address below). This includes newsletters, reduced workshop fees, Guild product stickers, listing and links on the web site, inclusion in promotional materials about Maine cheeses (if a cheese producer), and access to the members only section of the web site.
To become a member please download and print Maine Cheese Guild Application (PDF document, approx. 100Kb in size). You may also email or call the Guild and request an application via snail mail.
Print out and complete the application and send it along with $25 check payable to The Maine Cheese Guild. Once we have received that you will receive a welcome message by email which will include instructions on how to participate in the interactive Guild web site. Thank you for supporting the Maine Cheese Guild!
Mail to: The Maine Cheese Guild
c/o Mark Whitney, Treasurer
32 Farm View Drive
New Gloucester, Maine 04260
Email membership inquiries: