Sunday, October 8, 2017 • 10 am to 3 pm, Statewide
Presented by the Maine Cheese Guild
Check Individual Creameries for specific hours, some may vary and have specially scheduled events. See our map below. Updates coming up to day of event.
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!
|Abraham's Creamery |
We are inviting our valued customers and goat cheese lovers to come join our festivities on October 8th from 10- 3! There will be sampling of artisanal cheese, cabrito, whey-fed pork and amazing yogurts. Enjoy a hand-tossed pizza with farmstead cheese and meats, while visiting our pastures. Our Alpine, Saanens and Oberhaslis will welcome you as they play around. Come meet the cheesemaker, artist, shepherds, yogurt expert and of course, our herd of 72 fun-loving goats! You may even get a kiss from one of our bucks:)) Special guest Pebblestone Farm Bakery and a few other local food vendors will be here, as well! The farm stand will be open for retail sales:)
|Appleton Creamery |
Caitlin & Bradley Hunter
**11 am to 4 pm**
780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, ME
|Balfour Farm LLC |
At The Farm House
461 Webb Road Maine, United States of America
|Barred Owl Creamery |
Patti and Chris Hamilton
Barred Owl is a small MOFGA certified Organic farmstead creamery in Whitefield Maine. We milk Fresian sheep & Nubian goats and turn the mixed milk into award winning cheese (American cheese Society first place for Organic Feta & second place for Organic Hot Pepper Jelly chevre). We specialize in feta, blue & numerous flavors of chevre. Come tour the farm, meet the friendly animals, check out the creamery & visit our farm store filled with luscious MOFGA certified organic cheese, frozen lamb, sheepskins, wool pillows, yarn and various other farm products. We look forward to meeting you!
|Copper Tail Farm |
Driving Directions (not all mapping solutions show our address correctly):
From Route 1 in Waldoboro, head South on 32South towards Bremen. Go 4 miles, and turn right on Ledge's Circle. In 1/4 mile turn right on Genthner Rd- we are 1/2 mile down on the right.
Copper Tail Farm is an Animal Welfare Approved goat dairy in Waldoboro owned by Christelle and Jon McKee. Goat health and happiness are priorities here, and the goats eat organic grain and have access to 23 acres of pasture/browse. The farm will be open from 10-3, and visitors will be able to meet the goats, see the creamery, and sample/purchase products. Copper Tail Farm specializes in goat cheese (chèvre and ricotta), yogurt, kefir, cajeta (caramel sauce), caramel candies, and soap.
293 Genthner Rd. Waldoboro, ME 04572
|Flying Goat Farm |
Flying Goat Farm will be participating in the The Maine Cheese Guild's Open Creamery Day! This is the one day of the year where we open our doors to the public and you get to meet the goats and the farmers and learn a little bit about how we do things at Flying Goat Farm!
413 Mann Road, Acton, ME
|From The Country Farm |
Come to the country and meet our herd of hard working dairy goats who help us produce great tasting creamy cheese and highly sought after soap. Barn will be open and question and answer periods throughout the day. Blacksmithing, goat milking and ice cream making throughout the day.
23 Austin Road, Leeds, ME 04263, United States
|Fuzzy Udder Creamery |
Come meet the sheep and goats of Fuzzy Udder Creamery, even snuggle them if you wish! Tour the cheeseroom and milking parlor. Taste our award winning cow, sheep, and goat's milk cheeses and feast on cheesey dishes and an offering of the delicacies that can be made with lamb, goat, and mutton. There will be cheese, lamb, goat, mutton, beautifully tanned hides, and wool available for sale.
35 Townhouse Road, Whitefield, ME, United States
|Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm |
Artisan, Farmstead Cheesemaker
** 10 am to 3 pm **
Licensed in 2008, we handcraft a wide variety of cheese and yoghurt from our Alpine and Saanen goat milk and a neighbors organic Jersey cow milk. The goats are raised on pasture and GMO-free grain here at Koons Farm, overlooking Messalonskee Lake. We also have a flock of Katahdin sheep. Check out our solar panels on the cheesery.
795 Pond Road, Sidney, ME, United States
|Lakin's Gorges Cheese LLC |
At East Forty Farm
2361 Friendship Road Maine, United States of America
|ME Water Buffalo Co. |
Our last on-farm event! If you haven't made it out to see the water buffalo yet, NOW is your chance!!! Join us on wagon rides out to the pasture to see the water buffalo up close. Water buffalo calves to pet. Goats to feed. There will also be water buffalo cheese, yogurt, gelato & meat available at the farm store. If that's not enough, this time of year we are blessed with beautiful foliage as well as additional area creameries opening up their farms for tours, cheeses & animal snuggling. So, make a day of it & get out & visit a creamery, or two, or a bunch!!!
|Seal Cove Farm |
Seal Cove Farm
** 11 am -5 pm**
Samples tours and pizza from our wood fired oven!
17 Milky Way, Lamoine, ME
|State of Maine Cheese |
Artisan Cheesemaker, Cheese Retailer
Creamery tours, samples, "ask the cheeesemaker" and retail store
|Sunflower Farm Creamery |
Amy & Charlie will dish up their amazing Locally Sauced Burritos using our cheese from their food cart, local Maine artist Amy Goodness will bring her mini Maine jewelry so that you can get all your holiday shopping done, Crystal of Blue Tin Farm who makes incredible goat milk soap from her Nigerian Dwarf goat milk will be back, Alicia and Jenell (the super lovely women at Casco Bay Butter) will be here again with their dangerously delcious butter, and of course you will have a chance to try our cheese, visit the goats and ask any questions you might have about Nigerian Dwarf goats and cheesemaking.
12 Harmon Way, Cumberland, ME, United States
|Winter Hill Farm LLC |
Steve Burger and Sarah Wiederkehr
Set atop a hill surrounded by woods and rolling pasture in the beautiful southern midcoast region of Maine, Winter Hill Farm is a small, family run farm in Freeport. We manage a herd of very rare Randall cattle along with a few Jerseys, and operate a small farmstead creamery producing raw milk, yogurt, and artisanal cheeses. We make fresh cheeses (ricotta, fromage blanc and feta) as well as aged, raw milk cheeses, mold-ripened and washed rind cheeses. We also raise Berkshire pigs, laying hens, and seasonal vegetables for markets and a CSA. Come visit the animals, meet the farmers, and learn about their craft. And of course, try some cheese.
35 Hill Farm Road, Freeport, ME, United States