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The Little Cheese Shop

The Little Cheese Shop We are TEMPORARILY closing the store through the end of October due to a construction project. Online ordering remains open for on-farm pick that we can schedule around construction.

Shipping available. The Little Cheese Shop is located at Balfour Farm, a 100 acre certified organic dairy farm with a farmstead creamery. We feature Maine made cheeses, local specialty foods and drinks. Organic and gluten free products are available.

Operating as usual

Staff is out due to COVID- We are closed this week, April 28-May 1.  We will re-open May 5th in time for your Mother's D...
04/26/2022

Staff is out due to COVID- We are closed this week, April 28-May 1. We will re-open May 5th in time for your Mother's Day shopping.

Happy Sunday!☀️In addition to all of our great products, today we have HOMEMADE buttermilk bread loaves, chocolate chip ...
04/24/2022

Happy Sunday!☀️In addition to all of our great products, today we have HOMEMADE buttermilk bread loaves, chocolate chip cookies and muffins!! Gosh it smells good in here …

Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so come stock up on what you need for the week 😀

If you plan on grilling burgers soon, swing by the shop where we have ketchup, mustard, a variety of pickles, chips, bev...
04/23/2022

If you plan on grilling burgers soon, swing by the shop where we have ketchup, mustard, a variety of pickles, chips, beverages and of course CHEESE! Plus more!

Open until 6 - Have a great weekend ☺️

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Green Mountain Gr**go

It’s Friday👏🏻👏🏻 Open until 10-6 today. Workin hard to get our cheeses ready for online orders and the  Portland Maine Fa...
04/22/2022

It’s Friday👏🏻👏🏻 Open until 10-6 today. Workin hard to get our cheeses ready for online orders and the Portland Maine Farmers' Market and the shop of course!!

The Little Cheese Shop is open Thursday - Saturday 10-6 and Sundays 11-4. If you ever have any questions on availability or anything else, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 207-707-2847
Site: www.Balfourfarmdairy.com

Have a great weekend!

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04/21/2022

Today is voting day!
Polls are open Noon to 6pm.
❤️Pittsfield is a good place to call Home❤️

Reminder - we are closed tomorrow for Easter and won't be back until Thursday at 10am come on over and stock up with loc...
04/16/2022

Reminder - we are closed tomorrow for Easter and won't be back until Thursday at 10am come on over and stock up with local Maine goodies! All of our cheeses, yogurts, buttermilk, eggs and pork products are available as well ☺️

Open until 6pm!

If you’re thinking of making deviled eggs this Easter Sunday, our cartons of nest run eggs are available at the Shop - a...
04/15/2022

If you’re thinking of making deviled eggs this Easter Sunday, our cartons of nest run eggs are available at the Shop - and you can even see the chickens who lay them when you pull in! 🐓🐓

Open until 6 tonight and tomorrow (Saturday) 10-6
-Closed on Sunday-
Thanks for shopping local!

Easter is THIS SUNDAY! 🐰If you need sweet treats for a basket or a nice bottle of wine for someone hosting an Easter egg...
04/14/2022

Easter is THIS SUNDAY! 🐰If you need sweet treats for a basket or a nice bottle of wine for someone hosting an Easter egg hunt (maybe a hard cider for mimosas??) let us help! Come check out all of our options on 461 Webb Road!

*Yogurts and buttermilk are back!*

OPEN until 6pm today

Effie's Homemade
Ragged Coast Chocolates
Maine Needhams
Equal Exchange
Bixbychocolate

04/14/2022

To my Pittsfield Friends, Neighbors and fellow Residents:
There is a SPECIAL ELECTION on Thursday April 21 for Town Councilor. This is an At Large position that will expire at the end of the term in Dec 2022. All registered residents are eligible to vote, and polls will be open at the Town Offices from Noon-6pm.

I have served 3 previous terms on the Town Council, with three years as Mayor and Deputy Mayor. In my time on the Council, I served on the Budget Committee, Ordinance Committee, and Labor Negotiations Committee. I worked with fellow Councilors to spearhead bringing electronic payments to the town systems and prioritized building efficiencies in the budgets. I have a keen interest in building a strong business community and working toward creating a welcoming downtown.

Please reach out to me here through messenger or give me a call if you have specific questions.
I appreciate your support by casting a vote for me on April 21st.
Many thanks,
Heather

We will be closed for Easter Sunday this week- hop on in Thursday- Sat 10-6pm to fill up your basket with local goodies!...
04/13/2022

We will be closed for Easter Sunday this week- hop on in Thursday- Sat 10-6pm to fill up your basket with local goodies!

04/09/2022

—Open until 6 today—
2 bags of tortilla strips for $6 plus a few new products!!
😊😊
(Yogurt returns next week!)

Ægir's Den Meadery cans are back in stock! Available flavors are Strawberry Sage, Blueberry Ginger and Raspberry 🤩 The L...
04/08/2022

Ægir's Den Meadery cans are back in stock! Available flavors are Strawberry Sage, Blueberry Ginger and Raspberry 🤩

The Little Cheese Shop is open:
Thursday-Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-4

It’s raining and nachos would be the perfect meal/snack today! We are running a special this weekend - Green Mountain Gr...
04/08/2022

It’s raining and nachos would be the perfect meal/snack today! We are running a special this weekend - Green Mountain Gr**go tortilla strips (8oz bag) are 2 for $6 and while you’re here, we have everything you need to go from a simple plate or take it up a nacho to a very flavorful one 😆🙃 Our bevres could be turned into a silky smooth cheese sauce- We also have our Balfour farm sausage links that could be crumbled on top after removing the casing. Can you tell I’m a nacho fan?? And hungry? Just start looking up pictures of nachos and you’ll get it.

Open until 6pm today!

We now have Needham's from Maine Needhams!! They are a very tasty treat that are made with coconut and potato and dipped...
04/07/2022

We now have Needham's from Maine Needhams!! They are a very tasty treat that are made with coconut and potato and dipped in chocolate. The flavors available are blueberry, maple, espresso and original. Perfect size for a grab and go snack or to toss into an Easter basket! 😃

OPEN
Thursday-Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-4

((Yogurt will return next week!))

It’s Sunday and we’re open 11-4! Heather’s Homemade chocolate chip cookies are in the store today 🤗😋💃🏻🍪 They would be gr...
04/03/2022

It’s Sunday and we’re open 11-4!

Heather’s Homemade chocolate chip cookies are in the store today 🤗😋💃🏻🍪 They would be great dunked into a hot cup of coffee from Carrabassett Coffee Company - maybe hazelnut flavor???

**Reminder** a Balfour Farm jar returned (any size) is a dollar off your purchase! We could really use pints for our Gre...
04/02/2022

**Reminder** a Balfour Farm jar returned (any size) is a dollar off your purchase! We could really use pints for our Greek yogurt, marinated feta and brined feta 😊

It’s Saturday 🥳 We are currently sold out of yogurt and buttermilk but well stocked on everything else! Come on over to ...
04/02/2022

It’s Saturday 🥳 We are currently sold out of yogurt and buttermilk but well stocked on everything else! Come on over to 461 Webb Road in Pittsfield - It’s a beautiful day! ☀️

So long March! It’s FRIDAY April 1st We are low on yogurt and buttermilk (sorry, it’s no joke) come on over to restock b...
04/01/2022

So long March! It’s FRIDAY April 1st
We are low on yogurt and buttermilk (sorry, it’s no joke) come on over to restock before our next batch is made!

And don’t forget about our freezer items…
- Balfour Farm pork products
- Jaju pierogis
- Pizza dough from The Good Crust
- Tortillas from VT Tortilla co
- Gluten Free Ravioli from Valicenti

Open until 6 today 😃 Have a great weekend

It's Saturday and we are open until 6pm today! The shop is stocked with so many great products - Find us on 461 Webb Roa...
03/26/2022

It's Saturday and we are open until 6pm today! The shop is stocked with so many great products - Find us on 461 Webb Road! It's still so please drive carefully - Have a great weekend ☺️

Need a snack idea?!The Cookout chips made by Vintage Maine Kitchen dipped into our Greek yogurt is my new favorite combo...
03/24/2022

Need a snack idea?!
The Cookout chips made by Vintage Maine Kitchen dipped into our Greek yogurt is my new favorite combo. The chips use Maine seasonings to create a crispy, salty, peppery, slightly smokey taste that pairs so well with the Greek yogurt. Thanks for the recommendation 🤩 And might as well add a roam stick to make it more filling! I don't think I'd recommend dipping those into the yogurt but please let me know if you try it 😆

Open:
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-4


It rainy and raw. And rainy, with more rain to come. A lot. 1/2” more before morning and then some more tomorrow afterno...
03/19/2022

It rainy and raw. And rainy, with more rain to come. A lot. 1/2” more before morning and then some more tomorrow afternoon. We are preemptively closing Little Cheese Shop early tonight and will remain closed tomorrow so we don’t have pull people out of the muddy driveway.
Time to snuggle up someplace warm- we will see you on Thursday.

Happy rainy Saturday! Open until 6 today The roads are a little messy today so don’t forget we have online ordering to s...
03/19/2022

Happy rainy Saturday!
Open until 6 today

The roads are a little messy today so don’t forget we have online ordering to schedule a future pick up at the farm store or farmers market! Plus shipping options as well.

Head on over to https://www.balfourfarmdairy.com for more info

Have a great weekend!

It’s Fridaaayy and warm(er)!! ☀️Open until 6pm tonight Saturday 10-6Sunday 11-4 Be cautious of potholes on your way in b...
03/18/2022

It’s Fridaaayy and warm(er)!! ☀️

Open until 6pm tonight
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-4

Be cautious of potholes on your way in but also a rooster/cat/dog may be out and about - they are definitely enjoying the nice weather too!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 💚🍀 We are fully stocked (a few items are on sale!)Open today until 6pm Friday 10-6Saturday 10-6...
03/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 💚🍀
We are fully stocked (a few items are on sale!)

Open today until 6pm
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-4
Have fun, be safe and support local! 😉




It’s Sunday already?! Open until 4 pm today• HOMEMADE chocolate chip cookies and buttermilk bread 🥰 **edit - just sold t...
03/13/2022

It’s Sunday already?! Open until 4 pm today

• HOMEMADE chocolate chip cookies and buttermilk bread 🥰 **edit - just sold the last loaf of bread!**
• Fully stocked on N/A beverages and eggs (loving those colors)
• Maple syrup and honey sticks from Eureka Farms!

Road is plowed but drive slowly, snow and mud is never a fun mix - see you soon!

Open today 10-6 and tomorrow 11-4 Our yogurt and buttermilk is back and better than ever! (Who am I kidding, it’s always...
03/12/2022

Open today 10-6 and tomorrow 11-4

Our yogurt and buttermilk is back and better than ever! (Who am I kidding, it’s always the best)

Also - new products to tell you about in a little bit once they find their spots on the shelves

Have a great weekend!

03/10/2022

What a beautiful, muddy Thursday! It’s 46 degrees and the sun is out ☀️🥰

Yogurt and cultured buttermilk is back!! (Greek yogurt will be on the shelves by 3pm)

Open until 6pm today!

NEW PRODUCTS! 🎉🎉   Open today (Saturday) 10-6Sunday 11-4
03/05/2022

NEW PRODUCTS! 🎉🎉





Open today (Saturday) 10-6
Sunday 11-4

It’s Friday and the sun is shining - come stock up for the weekend! Open until 6pmCome say hi! 👋🏻(Don’t forget about our...
03/04/2022

It’s Friday and the sun is shining - come stock up for the weekend!
Open until 6pm
Come say hi! 👋🏻

(Don’t forget about our freezer items which include Balfour Farm smoked bacon, chorizo, sweet sausage, breakfast sausage and boneless pork chops!)

***Yogurt and buttermilk is now sold out! Check back soon!***Happy Thursday! It doesn't feel like Spring is arriving any...
03/03/2022

***Yogurt and buttermilk is now sold out! Check back soon!***

Happy Thursday! It doesn't feel like Spring is arriving any time soon...so if you need a nice hearty meal to comfort you, we have all the fixings for a great pasta dinner (GF pasta available)! And if you want a warm beverage - we have tea, ground coffee and drinking chocolates
🍵☕

OPEN until 6pm tonight



Our yogurt and buttermilk is available! SO much better than store bought. A lovely customer told me recently that she dr...
02/27/2022

Our yogurt and buttermilk is available! SO much better than store bought. A lovely customer told me recently that she drinks our buttermilk straight! Cheers! Stock up now before they sell out

OPEN today (Sunday) until 4pm
Thursday - Saturday 10-6

It's a tad chilly out there but what a beautiful day! ☀️❄️ The Little Cheese Shop is well stocked and warm - Come on ove...
02/26/2022

It's a tad chilly out there but what a beautiful day! ☀️❄️ The Little Cheese Shop is well stocked and warm - Come on over!

Open until 6pm today

02/25/2022

We are opening at 10 am as usual, but will close early at 3 pm today. Regular hours Sat 10-6pm and Sun 11-4pm

**OPEN today until 6pm**Sounds like more snow is on the way tomorrow...come stock up on Maine made goodies before the ro...
02/24/2022

**OPEN today until 6pm**
Sounds like more snow is on the way tomorrow...come stock up on Maine made goodies before the roads are a mess again! Still plenty of Balfour Farm yogurts, cheeses and pork products (Italian sausage, smoked bacon, chorizo, pork chops and breakfast sausage in the freezer)
Have a great week! 😄

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Pittsfield, ME
04957

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+12077072847

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Need to quell any thoughts of a pancake breakfast on the farm this Maple Sunday! (Not this year😉) had a lovely chat with a lady from Waterville that saw our waffle video earlier in the week- she thought we were having a pancake breakfast on Sunday! As much fun as that sounds, we aren’t set up for it. So you’ll have to settle for buying our Buttermilk and breakfast sausage and making your own breakfast🤣

The Little Cheese Shop is stocked up and you can find us at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market tomorrow.
We will have lots of cheeses, some yogurts, and pork- especially breakfast sausage!!
See you then!

Until the cows are back on pasture, we shall substitute videos of silly dogs in puddles for your entertainment🐶💦😬
There's a storm brewin'
not sure where it's goin'
But I can tell you true
We are stayin' home
to dream of skies of blue

We will not be attending the Portland Maine Farmers' Market on Saturday. Heavy snow and 30-50mph gusts of wind are not very friendly to drive a box truck through on the interstate!
Be safe and take care if you go out. There are several farmers that will be attending, and the Vouchers For Veterans folks are going to come again next week to reach as many people as possible. We will be hunkering down, shoveling and plowing for most of the day.

The Little Cheese Shop is open Thurs-Sat 10-6pm and Sun 11-4pm if you need provisions!
Psst!! Our calendars arrived!!! Available at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market until 1pm, and at the farm store, The Little Cheese Shop later today!
Marketing staff are all cleared and we are ready to serve you at The Little Cheese Shop and the Portland Maine Farmers' Market this weekend!
The Shop will be open Friday- Sunday and our first Winter market of the season is on Saturday at 631 Stevens Ave, Portland
If you are looking for farm or creamery tours today for Open Creamery Day, check out the The Maine Cheese Guild. Today is a project day for us and we will not be giving tours. The Little Cheese Shop is open 11-4 today.
We will see you all bright and early tomorrow at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market with Tiny Acres Farm, and the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust market at Crystal Springs Farm.

The Little Cheese Shop is open too- 10am to 6 pm Acres Farm has pumpkins available- big, little, decorative gourds.
Photos never do justice, but it is a beautiful drive to market this morning- cool fresh air and the light of a full moon.

One market today- Erin and Heather are at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market, 7-1pm
The Little Cheese Shop is open 10-6 today.

Tomorrow is Farm Day in Maine! Farms across the state will be open- plan your itinerary using Real Maine’s search and planning tool.
Our Website has a full schedule for the the day www.BalfourFarmdairy.com
Green is the color of the day! The plants look so much better after the soaking rain yesterday.
Markets today at the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and the Portland Maine Farmers' Market
Lots of cheese- Raw Milk Feta is back in stock!
Doug also found a box of Breakfast sausage at the bottom of the freezer, so he has that with him in Portland. See you soon!

The Little Cheese Shop is open today 10-6pm and tomorrow 11-4pm.
In case you missed it(like we did!) here’s the link to the latest episode ofMaineLife!

Focusing on agriculture in the Pittsfield area
Farm
Eureka Farms
Outland Farm and Brewery
Real Maine
The Little Cheese Shop

https://youtu.be/_ol7pA4-IUk
It was a busy, busy week on the farm!
Yogurt was made- so we will have all your favorites quarts(pints can only be found in Brunswick today, not Portland), Olivia Field cut a bunch of cheese for you to gift Dads with edible love 💕 , brined and marinated feta is restocked too.
We have a new little trial cheese, Sunrise- she’s a Marcy with smoked paprika and hickory smoked sea salt. We have only a few at each market.

Baked foods are back at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market: buttermilk bread, blueberry and lemon poppy seed muffins, chocolate chip cookies, and buttermilk brownies.

Tiny Acres Farm has eggs, micro-greens,garlic scapes, mushrooms, and more!

Hope to see you at the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust farmers market and the Portland Farmers Market today!
The Little Cheese Shop is open 10-6pm today- stop in and see Meg- in addition to our cheeses, we have many Maine made cheeses: Spring Day Creamery Spring Day Blues, Whirlwind from Fuzzy Udder Creamery, a goat and sheep mixed milk cheese, Fredrikson Farm goat chevre, Silvery Moon Creamery at Smiling Hill Farm Moonchego, and more!!!!
Maine is a cheese mecca for good reason! The Maine Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources inspects and licenses the 87 dairies in the state. The bureau aims to bolster the milk industry.
“We have a [dairy] program and state environment that fosters a lot of support for milk producers,” said Nancy McBrady, director of the bureau. “We want to support these businesses and our philosophy is to work with them and not be heavy handed [and] the industry welcomes that collaboration.”

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
The Maine Cheese Guild
The Little Cheese Shop
We visited with quite a crew today- MaineLife Media and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry staff from the Real Maine program stopped by to chat about Cheesemaking, farming and local food- we even have them a sneak peek into the cheese cave! Airing in June, the episode will feature Farm, The Little Cheese Shop, Eureka Farms and Outland Farm Brewery. So many great places to source local food in Pittsfield, Maine!
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