The Little Cheese Shop

The Little Cheese Shop

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Check out the newest adventures of the our kids and grandkid at the farm!

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. Shipping available.

Operating as usual

07/03/2021

Rain or shine, I’m grilling chicken wings tomorrow! Chicken wings are so versatile - toss them in bbq sauce, zesty honey mustard or even wild blueberry maple balsamic vinaigrette! We even have great spices that would work well as a dry rub.
CLOSED tomorrow (Sunday) for July 4th so come stock up today 🎊💥 🍴Open until 6pm

Rain or shine, I’m grilling chicken wings tomorrow! Chicken wings are so versatile - toss them in bbq sauce, zesty honey mustard or even wild blueberry maple balsamic vinaigrette! We even have great spices that would work well as a dry rub.
CLOSED tomorrow (Sunday) for July 4th so come stock up today 🎊💥 🍴Open until 6pm

07/02/2021

Just a friendly reminder - our little shop does require masks 😷 if you forget, we have some for sale or I am happy to help you shop while you observe from outside 🤷🏻‍♀️ but that’s no fun! You can also shop online at www.balfourfarmdairy.com. Thank you for your cooperation!

Just a friendly reminder - our little shop does require masks 😷 if you forget, we have some for sale or I am happy to help you shop while you observe from outside 🤷🏻‍♀️ but that’s no fun! You can also shop online at www.balfourfarmdairy.com. Thank you for your cooperation!

06/26/2021

Not the most beautiful Summer day outside but it sure looks nice inside the shop! Fully stocked up on all of our yogurts, bevres, cave aged cheeses, eggs, salami, wine, beer, snacks and much more! Come say hi! We are open until 6pm 🥳

Not the most beautiful Summer day outside but it sure looks nice inside the shop! Fully stocked up on all of our yogurts, bevres, cave aged cheeses, eggs, salami, wine, beer, snacks and much more! Come say hi! We are open until 6pm 🥳

06/25/2021

Black mission figs are bagged up and ready to eat! Besides being delicious on their own, they would be a great addition to a cheeseboard, a topping on pizza, or wrapped in bacon! I’m sure you’ll FIGure it out 😊
Open until 6pm today!
#nowimhungry #buylocal #supportlocal

Black mission figs are bagged up and ready to eat! Besides being delicious on their own, they would be a great addition to a cheeseboard, a topping on pizza, or wrapped in bacon! I’m sure you’ll FIGure it out 😊
Open until 6pm today!
#nowimhungry #buylocal #supportlocal

Balfour Farm at the Maine Cheese Festival — Balfour Farm 06/22/2021

Balfour Farm at the Maine Cheese Festival — Balfour Farm

https://www.balfourfarmdairy.com/events/2021/9/12/balfour-farm-at-the-maine-cheese-festival

Balfour Farm at the Maine Cheese Festival — Balfour Farm Balfour Farm attends the largest gathering of cheesemakers and artisanal food producers in the state.

Open Farm Day! — Balfour Farm 06/22/2021

Open Farm Day! — Balfour Farm

https://www.balfourfarmdairy.com/events/2021/7/25/open-farm-day

Open Farm Day! — Balfour Farm Meet the animals on Open Farm Day tours

Open Farm Day — Balfour Farm 06/22/2021

Open Farm Day — Balfour Farm

https://www.balfourfarmdairy.com/events/2021/10/10/open-creamery-day-2021

Open Farm Day — Balfour Farm Tour the farm and learn about living on an off the grid an organic dairy farm and making cheese.

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 06/18/2021

Don’t forget to preorder your strawberries! We have beautiful blue cheeses and cheddars waiting to pair with them!

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 06/17/2021

It is strawberry season!
We have quarts of strawberries available from Fairwinds Farm in Bowdoinham $6.75/qt. Limited number available. Preorder by noon Friday for Sunday pick up, or Tuesday by noon for Thursday pick up.

06/06/2021
05/20/2021

Good morning!
Our spring wine order from Prospect Hill Winery has arrived! We have a selection of 4 reds a white and a rose to add to the wine shelf. These are farmstead wines grown and made in Lebanon, Maine.

Closer to home, Tiny Acres Farm has filled a cooler with eggs, fresh picked chard, radishes and their first micro greens (pea shoots and sunflower shoots)and blue oyster mushrooms of the season.

On the cheese front, we have a wide variety of cheeses from 11 Maine creameries, made with cow, goat and sheep milk. The newest cheese is Fuzzy Udder Creamery’s Windswept. This is a mixed milk cheese (goat and sheep) made with raw milk and aged over 6 months. A lovely nutty flavor and slightly flaky texture that is pleasing to the taste buds.

We are open today and tomorrow 10am to 6 pm, Saturday 3-6pm and Sunday 11-4pm

Good morning!
Our spring wine order from Prospect Hill Winery has arrived! We have a selection of 4 reds a white and a rose to add to the wine shelf. These are farmstead wines grown and made in Lebanon, Maine.

Closer to home, Tiny Acres Farm has filled a cooler with eggs, fresh picked chard, radishes and their first micro greens (pea shoots and sunflower shoots)and blue oyster mushrooms of the season.

On the cheese front, we have a wide variety of cheeses from 11 Maine creameries, made with cow, goat and sheep milk. The newest cheese is Fuzzy Udder Creamery’s Windswept. This is a mixed milk cheese (goat and sheep) made with raw milk and aged over 6 months. A lovely nutty flavor and slightly flaky texture that is pleasing to the taste buds.

We are open today and tomorrow 10am to 6 pm, Saturday 3-6pm and Sunday 11-4pm

05/13/2021

We are open today 10-6pm!

We are open today 10-6pm!

05/09/2021

It's Mother's Day! Make dinner in a pinch with grilling spices and local pasta
#quickandeasydinner #localfoods #gryffonridgespicemerchants #maineseasaltcompany #amolittapasta #

It's Mother's Day! Make dinner in a pinch with grilling spices and local pasta
#quickandeasydinner #localfoods #gryffonridgespicemerchants #maineseasaltcompany #amolittapasta #

05/09/2021

The shop is open 11 am to 4 pm today

The shop is open 11 am to 4 pm today

05/08/2021

A reminder that we are open 3-6pm today!

A reminder that we are open 3-6pm today!

05/06/2021

Our Well stocked cheese case is waiting for you!!

The shop is open today until 6 pm. We are restocked with lots of cheeses and meats, crackers, drinks, and more!

05/01/2021

Don’t forget- the shop opens at 3 pm today!

Don’t forget- the shop opens at 3 pm today!

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 04/30/2021

We've got savory and sweet treats for you today! Blueberry muffins, chocolate chip cookies, spinach and cheese rolls, and Miller's Table Cheddar sourdough made with #balfourfarm Haymaker cheddar cheese. It's a good day for a cup of #Tempestinateapot tea and curl up with a book. Grilled cheese sandwiches and soup for lunch? We have cheese from 8 Maine cheesemakers in stock!
#eatlocal #farmfresh #balfourfarm #mainemade #eatmainecheese #mainecheeseguild

04/29/2021
Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 04/25/2021

The shop is open today until 4 pm. Stop by and see our selection of local foods, gifts and say hi to Alley and Clare while you’re here🐮🐮

04/24/2021

Honey has an important message for you:

Honey has an important message for you:

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 04/22/2021

We are open today 10am-6 pm
These just-pulled-from-the-oven gluten free blueberry muffins will be waiting for you!
We are also stocking Haymaker Cheddar bread from The Miller's Table at Maine Grains.

04/21/2021

***UPDATE:5/11 we are still short on staff for the store, so our Saturday hours will remain 3-6 pm until further notice***

People are important! We are short on the people front for coverage on Saturdays, so we are adjusting our hours:

On Saturday April 24, May 1, May 8 we will be shortening our open hours to 3pm to 6 pm. We hope to return to normal hours on May 15, with new staff on board.
Thanks for your patience! From April 22 to May 8 we will be open
Thursday and Fri 10am to 6 pm
Saturday 3pm to 6 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

***UPDATE:5/11 we are still short on staff for the store, so our Saturday hours will remain 3-6 pm until further notice***

People are important! We are short on the people front for coverage on Saturdays, so we are adjusting our hours:

On Saturday April 24, May 1, May 8 we will be shortening our open hours to 3pm to 6 pm. We hope to return to normal hours on May 15, with new staff on board.
Thanks for your patience! From April 22 to May 8 we will be open
Thursday and Fri 10am to 6 pm
Saturday 3pm to 6 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

04/18/2021

We have some homemade goodies in the store today! Stop by for blueberry muffins, chocolate chip cookies, or a loaf of our delicious buttermilk bread. We are open 11am-4pm today. 🌷
#eatlocal
#shoplocal

We have some homemade goodies in the store today! Stop by for blueberry muffins, chocolate chip cookies, or a loaf of our delicious buttermilk bread. We are open 11am-4pm today. 🌷
#eatlocal
#shoplocal

04/16/2021

Bagel sandwiches are better with Bevre! @balfourfarm Red Pepper & Basil Bevre cheese, @tinyacresfarmmaine baby Arugula, red onion, and prosciutto..yuuuummy! (It’s breakfast if you put an egg on it 😅)
#eatlocal
#eatmainecheese
#mainecheeseguild
#homemadebagels

Bagel sandwiches are better with Bevre! @balfourfarm Red Pepper & Basil Bevre cheese, @tinyacresfarmmaine baby Arugula, red onion, and prosciutto..yuuuummy! (It’s breakfast if you put an egg on it 😅)
#eatlocal
#eatmainecheese
#mainecheeseguild
#homemadebagels

04/15/2021

WE ARE HIRING for store staff!If you love cheese, local foods, wines, meads & all things Maine, then you could be a great fit!
🧀🍷🍻🧀
Please email your resume and references to Heather at [email protected]

*****Until we are able to hire additional store staff, our Saturday hours will remain 3-6pm*****

WE ARE HIRING for store staff!If you love cheese, local foods, wines, meads & all things Maine, then you could be a great fit!
🧀🍷🍻🧀
Please email your resume and references to Heather at [email protected]

*****Until we are able to hire additional store staff, our Saturday hours will remain 3-6pm*****

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 04/15/2021

New at The Shop next week: fresh baked Country Loaves from our neighbors @millerstablemaine in Skowhegan. Locally milled, organic grains make for some seriously tasty breads!
Next week we will also have @tinyacresfarmmaine produce and eggs! Stop by to see what we have to offer: Open 10am-6pm Thurs.- Sat.
and 11am-4pm Sun.

#locallymilled
#supportsmallbusiness
#supportlocalfarmers

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 04/02/2021

We will be closed this Sunday for Easter, but don’t worry you still have today and tomorrow to stop by for treats!🐣🌷🥚
We have @tinyacresfarmmaine eggs available for cooking and decorating!
(Yes, brown eggs dye just fine 😉)

Open today and tomorrow 10am-6pm

#shoplocal
#mainechocolates
#madeinmaine
#eggcellence

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 04/01/2021

Need a little color to brighten this rainy day?
Look at this beautiful “Moonchego” from @silverymooncheese we got in this week! 🧀🌚
Delightfully crumbly with a rich flavor to match the rich color!

We are open 10am-6pm today!
#eatmainecheese
#quesomanchego
#mainecheese
#mainecheeseguild
#shoplocal

Cheese Actually Isn’t Bad for You 03/29/2021

Cheese Actually Isn’t Bad for You

Hooray for CHEESE!!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired.com/story/cheese-actually-isnt-bad-for-you/amp?fbclid=IwAR0Crnkh8VmzeMzWqg2p0v_PHjgn2y5XRSHwx2iUbIvX3QIqbnI2oKjm61s

Cheese Actually Isn’t Bad for You Don’t feel sheepish reaching for that manchego. Cheese doesn’t deserve its unhealthy reputation.

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 03/27/2021

Happy Maple Weekend everyone! I celebrated with a maple cappuccino this morning 🍁☕️
We have all sorts of maple products at the store and of course CHEESE to go with your maple! That’s right, maple pairs perfectly with salty cheeses like @springdaycreamery Spring Day Blues. We are open 10am-6pm today.

#mapleweekend
#mainemapleweekend
#mainecheese
#mainecheeseguild

03/26/2021

Sneak peek at one of the tasty Meat & Cheese Boxes we will have at Portland and Brunswick Farmers Markets tomorrow! 🧀
#eatmorecheese
#mainecheese
#mainecheeseguild
#realmaine

Sneak peek at one of the tasty Meat & Cheese Boxes we will have at Portland and Brunswick Farmers Markets tomorrow! 🧀
#eatmorecheese
#mainecheese
#mainecheeseguild
#realmaine

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 03/21/2021

Reminder: Thirty Acres Farm Ferments are 10% off this month! We have fermented hot sauces and Ruby Kraut, both delicious on tacos and fajitas 😋🌮
(Have you checked out our freezer options? We have some seriously good organic corn tortillas from @vttortillaco !)
#eatlocal
#localferment
#goodforthegut
#maineferments
#shoplocal

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 03/19/2021

We have some beautiful spring weather coming our way tomorrow!🌞
Picnic boxes featuring Maine cheese available at the Saturday Portland & Brunswick Farmers Markets . Want to pick one up at the shop? Order online at https://www.balfourfarmdairy.com/shop

#mainecheese
#mainecheeseguild
#realmaine
#portlandfarmersmarket
#brunswickfarmersmarket

Photos from The Little Cheese Shop's post 03/18/2021

Hope everyone had a safe & happy St. Paddy’s day yesterday🍀
March also means MAPLE SEASON! We have an outstanding Maple Porter from @bigelowbrewing , classics like maple syrup and maple candies from @eurekafarmsmaine and Gluten Free Maple Pecan Granola!
#mainemaple
#mainemade
#supportmainebusiness

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Category

Products

Maine made cheeses, beer, wine, charcuterie, mead, crackers, specialty foods, chocolates, honey, maple products, organic and gluten free choices.

Telephone

Address


461 Webb Rd
Pittsfield, ME
04957

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
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