Midcoast Maine Cheese Trail with Area Wineries & Farm Breweries — click on any marker for details
Visiting our farms? Please know that COVID-19 protocols are in place and observe Maine’s masking and distancing guidelines. Before you set out, please check with each farm—many have limited hours. Read more about each farm below. Find direct links to all members here.
ABOUT THE TRAIL
The Midcoast Cheese Trail started in 2016 with a Maine Department of Agriculture grans and included Appleton Creamery and ME Water Buffalo Co. In the following years it grew toinclude nine Midcoast Maine creameries that are both farms and cheesemaking operations and we added six area farms that are also wineries or breweries. This part of Maine is rich with agriculture and abundant countryside.
In 2021 many of our members’ are offering online purchasing options and preorder for pick up at their farm stands, farmrers’ markets or through CSAs and buying clubs. Some have self serve or full service stands at the farm.
We’re hoping for a more normal year in 2021. Due to COVID-19, we are not planning trail-wide events as we have in other years, but some members will plan events and participate in whatever comes of Maine Open and more. We’ll keep you updated as event info becomes available. If you are visiting any farms, please know that COVID-19 protocols are in place and observe Maine’s masking and distancing guidelines. Check with our trail members before you plan your visit. Find links for all Trail members here.
APPLETON CREAMERY – APPLETON
780 Gurneytown Road
Appleton, ME 04862
Farmstand open daily 11 to 4, self-serve, pre-order for pickup at the farm on Saturday and Sunday. Check our website for details.
We are a small-scale family farm, making award-winning farmstead goat cheese since 1994, and artisan cow cheese made with milk sourced from local Maine dairies. Visit with the farm animals and have a picnic on our deck overlooking the farm yard. Please, no dogs. Cheese and other products for sale at the farm, and several Midcoast farmers’ markets. Learn all the details on our website. • Jump to map.
FUZZY UDDER CREAMERY – WHITEFIELD
FUZZY UDDER CREAMERY
35 Townhouse Rd.
Whitefield, ME 04353
We don’t hold hours but we have a self-serve cheese fridge and meat freezer and you are welcome to walk around back and say hi to the sheep and goats anytime!
Fuzzy Udder Creamery makes fresh, soft-ripened, and aged cheese made from sheep, goat, and cow’s milk. We milk east-fresian dairy sheep and alpine/sanaan/oberhasli cross dairy goats and buy in organic jersey cow’s milk from Two Loons Farm. We rotationally graze our sheep and goats on pasture while the grass is growing and feed high quality 2nd cut hay in the winter months. We buy organic grain and Maine grown oats. Our critters dine on seaweed and minerals daily and are raised with love of love and snuggles.
Fuzzy Udder began in 2012. Some of the cheeses we make include: fresh hand-stretched mozzarella, sheep milk yogurt, fresh sheep cheese, our award winning Tempest (cow’s milk tomme style), Windswept (our sheep and goat gouda style), brie styles, ashed cheese and washed rinds. We have a 24/7 self-serve sale fridge at our farm and sell cheese at numerous retail and restaurant locations throughout Maine. We also sell at the following farmer’s markets: Orono, Damarascotta, Camden, Bar Harbor and Bath. • Jump to map.
KENNEBEC CHEESERY AT KOONS FARM – SIDNEY
Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm
795 Pond Road
Sidney, Maine 04330
We participate in some Midcoast Cheese Trail events, but we are not regularly open at the farm except for pre-orders and pick-up. You can find more information on where to find our cheese here.
We handcraft small batch artisan cheese and yoghurt from our own Alpine and Saanen goats and organic Jersey cows’ milk from nearby Woodside farm. Our goats are raised on pasture and GMO free grain and our cheesery is solar-powered. We make a wide variety of fresh and aged cheeses that reflect our family roots, bringing pastoral skills and recipes from New Zealand to our family farm here in Sidney, Maine. Jump to map.
LAKIN’S GORGES CHEESE AT EAST FORTY FARM – WALDOBORO
LAKIN’S GORGES CHEESE AT EAST FORTY FARM
2361 Friendship Rd
Waldoboro, ME 04572
207-230-4318 / 207-701-7375
Lakin’s Gorges Cheese is made at East Forty Farm, a small family farm in Waldoboro, Maine on the Medomak River. Allison Lakin started making cheese in 2002, and founded Lakin’s Gorges Cheese in 2011. She makes fresh and aged cheese using Jersey cow milk from Grace Pond Farm and her own growing herd.
The cheeses are all original recipe: Fresh Basket Ricotta, Jig, Prix de Diane, Opus 42, Morgan, Cascadilla Bleu, Luna and Grandiflora. Rockweed was introduced in 2019 and with its distinctive ribbon of powdered seaweed in the center, went on to win a Silver Medal at the Big E and be named one of the top 10 foods in New England by Yankee Magazine.
The cheese is available in restaurants and shops throughout Maine, as well as in the farm store, Monday – Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5. Ordering for barnside pick-up available through the on our website. We sell only products produced at the farm, including forest grazed, whey fed pork; charcuterie; handmade pasta; cheese accompaniments; and cutting boards. Jump to map.
Visit the cheese website to order cheese online and learn about activities and events.
View recipes shared by Allison Lakin
SPRINGDALE FARM – WALDO
165 Birches Road
Waldo, ME 04917-3317
Our farm store hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 7 days a week self serve honor system at 165 Birches Road in Waldo. We accept PayPal, Venmo, Cash and checks.
We are offering all of our cheeses (fresh cream cheese, triple cream brie, queso Tencho) our full line of Jersey beef, rose veal and pork and and cured meats along with products like locally made crackers, jams and maple.
State of Maine Cheese Company moved to its new home in Waldo at Springdale Farm in the fall of 2019. We are continuing the 40+ year tradition of making cheddar, Monterey jack and gouda cheeses along with our famous fresh cheese curds using Jersey and Guernsey milk from Springdale Farm. Our products are available year round at the Springdale Farm Farm Store in Waldo and many locations across Maine. Check out our website www.stateofmainecheese.com to learn about our gift boxes. Jump to map.
PUMPKIN VINE FAMILY FARM – SOMERVILLE
PUMPKIN VINE FAMILY FARM
217 Hewett Rd.
Somerville, ME 04348
Open Hours for Pumpkin Vine Family Farm are Sundays from 11 am – 3 pm. from early May through Christmas.
Pumpkin Vine Family Farm is a pasture-based goat dairy, in the beautiful hills of Somerville, Maine. We raise Alpine and Nubian goats and turn their sweet milk into creamy chevre, tangy feta, and unique hard cheeses including Pandora, a “Drunken Goat” style cheese, as well as a Gouda and Asiago. Our raw milk, probiotic yogurt and superpower smoothies are renowned for being nutritious and delicious!
Although we are postponing our farm events until 2022, we have added lots of fun ways for you to safely enjoy our beautiful farm. New this year, we have cleared several hiking trails through our woods and fields, with amazing views of the farm and protected valley – bring you camera, your boots, and a picnic blanket! For those of you who want to stay closer to home, we have constructed several pergolas for shaded outdoor dining. Visit our farmers market, and make a Sunday brunch from pastries and smoothies or a lunch out of our cheese and baguettes; you’re also welcome to bring picnic food. As always, you are welcome to visit our baby goats in their outdoor pen every Sunday during market; they are all bottle babies and love to be patted. “We raise goats so you don’t have to!”
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Can’t make it to the farm? You can find our products at the Mill Park market in Augusta on Tuesday, the Rockland Farmers Market on Thursday, and the Hallowell Farmers Market on Saturday. Jump to map.
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ME WATER BUFFALO CO – APPLETON
ME WATER BUFFALO CO
232 Old County Road
Appleton, ME 04862
FARM STORE : Self-serve farmstand, honor system opens for season starting in May on Saturday and Sunday, 10 – 5
We are a family owned and operated small farm located in Appleton, Maine raising Maine’s only herd of water buffalo. In 2013 we became licensed as Maine’s first water buffalo dairy where we produce our farmstead water buffalo cheeses and yogurts.
SWALLOWTAIL FARM – WHITEFIELD
98 Main Street
Whitefield, ME 04353
We have a farm stand open 8am – 7pm. Stop by every day for farm fresh goodies.
We are a small diverse family farm that started out with a family jersey milk cow making our delicious, creamy yogurt for our family and friends. We started bringing our yogurt to our local farmers market and our small dairy business was born.
Our small farm is on the banks of the Sheepscot River in Whitefield, Maine where we raise our animals as nature intended never using any chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics or growth hormones. We have an honor system Farm Stand open daily on our farm from 8am – 7pm. Stop by every day for farm fresh goodies.
Our promise to you as we grow is to keep that same farm fresh goodness and gourmet taste that we started out with feeding our seven growing children.
Swallowtail Farms took home two second place awards at the American Cheese Society awards for its Ricotta Salata and its Caramel Sea Salt Greek-style Yogurt and third for our old fashioned cream topped yogurt. The American cheese society competition includes entries from North and South America. Learn more here. Jump to map.
COPPER TAIL FARM – WALDOBORO
COPPER TAIL FARM
293 Genthner Road
Waldoboro, Maine 04572
Our farm store is open daily 8 am to 6 pm. Selling at Midcoast farmer’s markets and at other locations. See our website for locations and events if they are scheduled. Links to online ordering here.
Welcome to Copper Tail Farm, in Waldoboro, Maine! We raise a small herd of Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. We specialize in farmstead goat cheese, yogurt, cajeta (goat milk caramel sauce), and goat milk soap.
We are an Animal Welfare Approved Farm, where our goats are lovingly and humanely raised. We feed our goats organic grain, and they have 23 acres of browse and pasture to keep them happy. We sell at numerous retail locations in Maine, as well as at the Farmers Markets in Brunswick on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Jump to Map.
Midcoast Breweries, Wineries & Vineyards on the Trail
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