Open Creamery Day

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.

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Appleton Creamery: 44.273386, -69.235212
Balfour Farm LLC: 44.769900, -69.409000
Copper Tail Farm: 44.095400, -69.375600
Abraham\'s Creamery: 44.821299, -69.189663
Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm: 44.448331, -69.787649
Fuzzy Udder Creamery: 44.222732, -69.607333
Turning Page Farm: 45.244621, -69.438272
Seal Cove Farm: 44.488480, -68.326350
Sunflower Farm Creamery: 43.841005, -70.298784
Lakin\'s Gorges Cheese at East Forty Farm: 44.045110, -69.332524
Winter Hill Farm LLC: 43.898214, -70.098367
State of Maine Cheese: 44.170326, -69.083316
From The Country Farm: 44.306061, -70.135745
Crooked Face Creamery at Springdale Farm for Open Creamery Day: 44.466100, -69.113500
Pumpkin Vine Family Farm: 44.275323, -69.459284
Springdale Farm: 44.466376, -69.113102
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Abraham's Creamery

Farmstead Cheesemakers
1000 Elm Street
Newport, ME 04953
207-368-2165
Email  abrahams.gfc@gmail.com
Social   Facebook- @AbrahamsGFC • Instagram-Abrahamsgfc
• Website- www.abrahamsgfc.wordpress.com

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Appleton Creamery

Caitlin & Bradley Hunter
780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, ME  04862
appletoncreamery@gmail.com
www.appletoncreamery.com

Appleton-Creamery

**11 am to 4 pm**
Visit the goats and sample the award-winning cheese at Appleton Creamery in Appleton, and enjoy the whole goat experience. Cheese is handcrafted daily using traditional methods with milk from our herd of Alpine goats, and local cow dairies. Joining us this year for GOATAPALOOZA will be Sisters Soap with goat milk soap, Dragonfly Cove Farm goat meat products, and Back Forty Breads. Local spinner Penelope Olson will be spinning goat fiber. The pizza oven will be cooking!

780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, ME
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Balfour Farm LLC

At The Farm House
461 Webb Road
Pittsfield, Me 04967
(207)213-3159- farm business
(207)679-7000- The Farm House ***open 8am-4pm***

balfourfarmdairy.com

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.In our farm store and cafe, The Farm House, we will have cheese tasting and the cafe will be open for service 8am to 4 pm. We will have a cheese filled breakfast and lunch menu, baked goods and soup available. *** Farm tours will be given at 11 am, 1pm and 3 pm.***

461 Webb Road Maine, United States of America
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Copper Tail Farm

293 Genthner Rd.
Waldoboro, ME 04572

Email: christelle@coppertailfarm.com
Website: www.coppertailfarm.com
Social: Facebook CopperTailFarm • Instagram coppertailfarm

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
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Crooked Face Creamery at Springdale Farm for Open Creamery Day

> Cheesemaker Amy Rowbottom  of Crooked Face Creamery will  be collaborating with Springdale Farm in Waldo, offering an array of fresh and smoked cheeses, made with whole Jersey milk sourced from Springdale Farm. She'll also have some aged cows and sheep milk cheeses to try.
 >> at Springdale Farm in Waldo, Maine for 2018 Open Creamery Day. Join us there!

Crooked_Face


Artisan Cheesemaker

Home Creamery Address:
552 River Road
Norridgewock, ME 04957
Open by appointment only

Email: orders@crookedfacecreamery.com
Website: crookedfacecreamery.com • Facebook Crooked-Face-Creamery • Instagram amyrowbottom • Pinterest crkdfacecheese

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
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From The Country Farm

23 Austin Road
Leeds, ME 04263
Email: fromthecountryfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.fromthecountryfarm.com
Social: Facebook From-the-Country-Farm

>> 2018 Open Creamery Day  10 AM to 3 PM

From-the-County-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
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Fuzzy Udder Creamery

Farmstead Creamery and Artisan Cheesemaker
35 Townhouse Rd.
Whitefield, ME 04353
(207) 549-3817
Email: fuzzyudder@gmail.com
Website: www.fuzzyudder.com
Social: Facebook FuzzyUdderCreamery

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
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Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm

Artisan, Farmstead Cheesemaker
795 Pond Road
Sidney, ME. 04330
207-547-4171

Email: kennebeccheesery@gmail.com
Website: www.kennebeccheesery.com
Social:   Facebook kennebeccheesery

** 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.
Joining us on the day will be various other local businesses- Tree Spirits with wine tasting, Karen of The Maine Crisp Company with her gluten-free crackers and Whey Clean Soap handmade from our whey by Sarah Wheatley.
Come sample our wares, look through the cheesery, walk around the 200 year old farm, and play with the goats.

795 Pond Road, Sidney, ME, United States
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Lakin's Gorges Cheese at East Forty Farm

Artisan Cheesemaker

>>  2018 Open Creamery Day - open 11 AM to 3 PM

East Forty Farm and Dairy
2361 Friendship Road
Waldoboro ME 04572
207-230-4318
Email: gorgescheese@gmail.com
Website: www.lakinsgorgescheese.com •Facebook lakinsgorgescheese • Instagram lakinsgorgescheese

Lakin's gorges Cheese LLC

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
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Pumpkin Vine Family Farm

Farmstead Creamery/Cheesemaker
217 Hewett Rd.
Somerville, ME 04348

> Open Creamery Day: 11 AM - 4PM

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

Email: Info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com
Website: www.pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com

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
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Seal Cove Farm

Seal Cove Farm
17 Milky Way
Lamoine, Maine 04605
visit their website: www.mainegoatcheese.com

** 11 am -5 pm**

Samples tours and pizza from our wood fired oven!

17 Milky Way, Lamoine, ME
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Springdale Farm

Farmstead Cheesemakers/ Creamery
205 Birches Road
Waldo, ME 04915
Open by appointment only

Email: springdalejerseys@gmail.com • Facebook Springdale-Farm

>> Crooked Face Creamery will be setting up with us at Springdale Farm for 2018 Open Creamery Day

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
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State of Maine Cheese

Artisan Cheesemaker, Cheese Retailer
461 Commercial St. (Route1)
Rockport, ME 04856
800-762-8895

Email: cheese@cheese-me.com
Website: cheese-me.com
Social: Facebook State-of-Maine-Cheese-CoRockport-Marketplace

Creamery tours, samples, "ask the cheeesemaker" and retail store

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Sunflower Farm Creamery

Farmstead Creamery
12 Harmon Way
Cumberland, Maine 04021
Open (April - December)

Email: sunflowerfarmcreamery@gmail.com
Website: www.sunflowerfarm.info
Social: Facebook sunflowerfarmcreamery

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
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Turning Page Farm

Farmstead Creamery

842 N. Guilford Rd.
Monson, Maine 04464
(207) 997-3424
Website: turningpagefarm.com
on Facebook: @TurningPageFarm

Guernsey dairy goat farm making goat cheese and goat milk soap.

Monson Maine, United States of America
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Winter Hill Farm LLC

Steve Burger and Sarah Wiederkehr
35 Hill Farm Road, Freeport, ME 04032
207-869-5122
winterhillfarmer@gmail.com
www.winterhillfarm.com

2018 Open Creamery Day

>> 11 AM - 3 PM

> Tour the farm and cheese making facilities, meet the animals, taste our cheeses, music and some kids activities!

Winter Hill


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

 

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!

Open Creamery Day