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    • April 23, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Balfour Farm, 461 Webb Rd, Pittsfield, ME
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    Sanitation Tour at Balfour Farm

    Date: April 23, 2024

    Time: 10:00am to 12pm

    Location:  Balfour Farm, 461 Webb Rd, Pittsfield, ME

    Farm phone: 207-213-3159

    General directions:

    From I-95, take Exit 150 to Somerset Ave in Pittsfield.  Turn left onto Crawford Rd (<1 mile from I-95) and then turn right onto the Webb Rd (1 mile).  Balfour Farm is set back from the Webb Rd on the right. 

    Renee Blais, Beth Calder, and Heather Donahue will be providing a sanitation walking tour through Balfour Farm.  This tour is an informal educational opportunity to allow cheesemakers to have a conversation with Renee and Beth, ask questions, and Renee can provide guidance on what she is looking for during a typical creamery inspection.  Heather will also be providing a tour of her farm.  Please wear clean, but comfortable footwear.

    It is $10 for Maine Cheese Guild Members and $20 for non-members.  We are capping at 12 people due to space constraints.   Any additional questions about the tour, please contact Beth Calder at 207-581-2791 or or Heather Donahue at 207-213-3159 or

    Special thanks to Heather for providing her creamery as a location for this educational opportunity.

    • September 08, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manson Park, Pittsfield, Maine

 Our 2023 Maine Cheese Festival Sponsors, Supporters & Contributors

Culture Magazine - Platinum Sponsor

edible MAINE - Platinum Sponsor

Pineland Farms Dairy - Platinum Sponsor

Five-County-Credit Union - Sliver Sponsor

Quality Containers - Silver Sponsor

Maine Dept of Agriculture (ACF) - Silver Sponsor

The Cheese Iron - Cheeesemaker Sponsor

Dairy Connection - Cheesemaker Sponsor

Bangor Savings Bank - Cheesemaker Sponsor

Austin Associates - Cheesemaker Sponsor

Portland Food Coop - Cheesemaker Sponsor

Balfour Farm  - Supporting Sponsor 

Local Goods Gathered - Supporting Sponsor

Fiore Olive Oils - Supporting Sponsor

Maine Crisp - Supporting Sponsor

The Milk House  - Supporting Sponsor

The Portland Board - Supporting Sponsor 

Bolsters Rubbish Co. - Contributors

Pack Edge - Supporting Sponsor

Poland Srping - Contributors

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The Maine Cheese Guild
c/o Jean Koons, Treasurer
795 Pond Rd.
Sidney, ME 04330

 For more information contact:

Ron Dyer, Executive Director, Maine Cheese Guild
207-419-9175  • Email

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