Cheese Festival is Sept. 8 in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — The Maine Cheese Guild is holding its fourth annual Maine Cheese Festival on Sunday, Sept. 8 in Manson Park.
Attendees can sample or buy nationally recognized cheeses from 20 small, artisanal, Maine cheese makers. Maine beer, wine, spirits, and cider will be sampled at a tent along the Sebasticook River. Five local food trucks will be cooking throughout the day. Entertainment will be provided by locals such as Rough Sawn, Married with Chitlins, and Sibley and Company.
According to Event Coordinator Arlene Brokaw, “Maine cheese is a combination of great quality cow, goat, sheep, and yes, buffalo milk, plus the innovation, creativity and dedication of Maine’s artisanal cheese makers. The personality of each cheesemaker really shines through their cheeses, and this festival provides a wonderful opportunity to sample all of them.”
Guild President Jessie Dowling reports that Maine cheeses captured 18 awards at this year’s Big E in Springfield, Mass, the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard.
The festival runs from 11 am. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. The early bird event begins at 10 a.m. Kids under 12 are admittedf for free.
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