11th Annual Open Creamery Day
Sunday, October 7, 2018 • 11 am to 3 pm, Statewide
Presented by the Maine Cheese Guild
>> The hours for particular farms may vary and many have specially scheduled events. Check their map entries for more specific info. We will continue to update until Open Creamery Day. Download printable map.
Sunday, October 7th, the Maine Cheese Guild presents the 11th annual Open Creamery Day. 18 Maine creameries around the state will open their doors and their barns, inviting the public to taste award-winning cheeses, meet the animals that make the milk, and tour the creameries to learn about the tradition of Maine cheesemaking. Cheesemaking in Maine has boomed in the last decade with hundreds of cheeses to taste straight from the source. Take in the spectacular sights of the Maine fall foliage and visit a local orchard, brewery, or winery along the way. Each creamery will offer a unique experience. Please see the Maine Cheese Guild map below for details on participating creameries and to see more of what each has to offer.
|Abraham's Creamery |
We are a local farm in Newport Maine. Our animals are raised with love, care, and pasture. We offer farmstead goat cheeses including chevre, feta, panir and yogurt, and goat meat cabrito (young milk-fed) as well as whey fed pork cuts including bacon and sausages.
|Appleton Creamery |
Caitlin & Bradley Hunter
**11 am to 4 pm**
780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, ME
|Balfour Farm LLC |
461 Webb Road
Balfour Farm is a certified organic dairy producing raw milk aged cheeses and pasteurized fresh cheeses and cultured dairy products. Our small herd of Normande cattle produce rich milk that is ideal for cheesemaking. We also have a flock of laying hens, organic chickens and poultry, and a herd of pigs for pork production.
461 Webb Road Maine, United States of America
|Barred Owl Creamery at Hamilton Farm |
Selling: Seasonally - Farm Stand on site, Cheese shops, Restaurants, Fairs and events
Cheese - Fresh, Cheese - Aged
Barred Owl Creamery is an award winning organic farmstead creamery in Whitefield Maine. For more than 10 years we have raises and hand milked both goats & sheep at Hamilton Farm, an organic, family-run farm focusing on simple living and sustainability. We take pleasure in hand crafting award winning feta & chevre as well as an aged blue cheese ~ all made with a mixture of goat & sheep milk.
From a rustic cabin retreat to cheese making workshops, from organic turkeys to hand-made goats’ milk soap, we have a lot that we are excited to share with you. So take a moment to live the farm life—buy some tasty cheese, see the goats, hear about some hilarious escapades with the sheep and enjoy the simple pleasures that can be found at the end of a dirt road.
6 South Fowles Lane Maine, United States of America
|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
|Crooked Face Creamery at Springdale Farm for Open Creamery Day |
Home Creamery Address:
I make small batches of artisan cheese using local grass fed Ayrshire cows milk. I specialize in smoked aged and fresh cheeses - including a Whole Milk Ricotta and an Aged Gouda Style Cheese. I also make an herbed Ricotta and a variety of other aged cheeses. My products are available at local farmers markets, cheese shops, and I also sell to a few restaurants and bakeries. I do custom orders and sell directly from the farm as well. I have been making cheese for about 6 years now, and also raise and sell grass fed beef.
205 Birches Road Maine, United States of America
|From The Country Farm |
>> 2018 Open Creamery Day 10 AM to 3 PM
>> 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
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 at East Forty Farm |
>> 2018 Open Creamery Day - open 11 AM to 3 PM
Allison Lakin founded Lakin's Gorges Cheese in 2011, working in leased space. In 2017, she moved into her new, permanent location, East Forty Farm in Waldoboro.
She makes fresh and aged cow's milk cheeses: the wonderfully versatile Basket Ricotta; bite sized Jig; mushroomy Medallion; decadent Prix de Diane; sharp and nutty Opus 42; grassy Morgan; funky Grandiflora; and peppery Cascadilla Bleu. She also produces small batches washed with local beer and spirits.
Her cheeses can be found in stores and restaurants around New England or purchased through her website.
Visit the Farm Store year round, for the widest selection of cheese and farm raised pork and duck. Cooking classes and Farmhouse Table Suppers are offered at the farm, as well as a farm stay option.
2361 Friendship Road Maine, United States of America
|Milk & Honey Cafe of Swallowtail Farm |
We will be doing a mozzarella and butter making demo. We'll have fried cheese, lots of cheese samples and we'll be serving brunch with cheese blintzes that highlight all of our dairy on Open Creamery Day. We'll be open from 10AM to 2PM!
About the Farm and Creamery (Not open at the farm for Open Creamery Day Instead, visit the Milk & Honey Cafe in Portland!
Swallowtail Farm was born in 2006. We are a family business making artisanal cheese, yogurt, kefir, skyr, herbal products and more for sale at our farm stand here on the Sheepscot River in the Coopers Mills Village of Whitefield, wholesale markets, our shop at 84 Cove St. in Portland, the Brunswick and Portland year round farmers' markets.
84 Cove Street, Portland Maine, United States of America
|Pumpkin Vine Family Farm |
>> Come learn about our goat dairy, from pasture management to cheese-making. Tours include goat kids and working goats in their new solar-powered pasture-palace. See our milking parlor and cheese room, and our new aging room. Sample our products: kefir and yogurt, chevre, and new this year, several aged cheeses, including feta, gouda, and asiago. Special activities for chidren!
Farm stand open every Sunday otherwise open by appointment, special events and occasions
Pumpkin Vine Family Farm is the site of the historic farm featured in the book Birth, Death, and a Tractor and is proud to once again be a working dairy. Reviving the farm took a lot of love and hard work, but in 2015 we were delighted to receive our license as a commercial dairy. With the help of our Alpine and Nubian goats, we are now making fresh and aged cheese.
217 Hewett Rd, Somerville, ME 04348, United States
|Seal Cove Farm |
Seal Cove Farm
** 11 am -5 pm**
Samples tours and pizza from our wood fired oven!
17 Milky Way, Lamoine, ME
|Springdale Farm |
Farmstead Cheesemakers/ Creamery
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Facebook Springdale-Farm
Springdale Farm raises and milks registered Jersey and Guernsey dairy cattle in Waldo, Maine. Colby and Lois Whitcomb purchased their farm in 1951 and through the years, with the help of their five children, built a heritage of productive vibrant cows and high quality milk. In the early years of the farm Lois and Colby grew a market garden, had an egg delivery route and sold sides of beef and lamb alongside sales of their milk. Colby's parents, Eben and Nellie Whitcomb, purchased their homestead on Birches Road in Waldo in 1917. They milked cows and turned the cream into butter, which was taken by train to be sold at Faneuil Hall in Boston. With this rich farming heritage, the grand kids, Carrie and Holly Whitcomb are excited to take the farm back to its roots by direct marketing farm products to the community.
We are excited to share our passion for dairy by beginning a new farm venture: Springdale Farm Creamery. The creamery’s current focus is fresh Cream Cheese. This fresh product is in another league from what is found at your typical grocery store. Perfect for use in endless recipes or simply eaten on bagels or crackers. Jersey and Guernsey milk, boasting the richest butterfat content of the dairy breeds, is ideal for transforming into such a creamy, delectable cheese.
205 Birches Road, Waldo Maine, United States of America
|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
|Turning Page Farm |
Guernsey dairy goat farm making goat cheese and goat milk soap.
Monson Maine, United States of America
|Winter Hill Farm LLC |
Steve Burger and Sarah Wiederkehr
2018 Open Creamery Day
>> 11 AM - 3 PM
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