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Broadly speaking the legislature has decided to merge the Maine Department of Agriculture with the Maine Department of Conservation. They have also transferred several functions from the State Planning Office to this new “super” department among other smaller moves across state governement.
As these government entities contemplate how to re-organize under this single new entity they are holding public meetings across the state to hear from organizations and individuals who have an interest in this new department, and who want to have input on how it is finally pieced together.
I attended a meeting held on June 26th in Augusta, and following are the recommendation I made on behalf of the Maine Cheese Guild to Commissioners Whitcomb (Ag) and Beardsley (Conservation).
Lakin’s Gorges Cheese LLC owner and cheesemaker Allison Lakin makes fresh and aged cow’s milk cheese in Rockport, Maine. Made by hand in small batches using organic milk from Tide Mill Organic Farm and organic, vegetarian rennet.
Currently available in markets and restaurants around Maine, now available in Boston, MA and New Haven, CT.
BASKET MOLDED ,WHOLE COW’S RICOTTA. This is not your supermarket ricotta! Firm enough to slice and eat with fresh fruit, but creamy enough to blend in your favorite sweet or savory dish.
“Medallion,” a 2 ounce, soft ripened cheese aged 2 weeks; notes of citrus and fresh mushrooms
“Prix de Diane, ” a bloomy rind cheese, aged 4 weeks; creamy and buttery
“Opus 42,” a 6 pound, mold ripened, aged 3 months, semi-hard wheel, nutty and sharp
“Morgan, ” a firm 1/2 pound mold ripened wheel, aged 3 months; salty and grassy
For availability and more information, please visit the website at www.lakinsgorgescheese.com or call 207.230.4318
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