akin’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. SShe makes fresh and aged cheese with milk from her small herd of Jersey cows.
The original recipe cheeses include: Medallion, Prix de Diane, Opus 42, Cascadilla Bleu and Rockweed. 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. In 2022, Lakin’s Rockweed cheese won a gold medal at the World Championship Cheese Contest Soft Ripened Chees Class. Learn more about Rockweed here.
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.
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