Award-winning cheeses from a herd of Normande cows.
Heather and Doug Donahue started Balfour Farm almost 20 years ago as a hobby farm. Today, they’ve scaled to a full-time family farm and run a MOFGA-certified organic dairy farm with a herd of Normande and Normande-cross cows, each of which they name.
Balfour Farm produces a wide range of raw milk aged cheeses, fresh cheeses, yogurt and other cultured products - including several state, regional and national award winners. Their daughter Erin and her partner David operate their own business, Tiny Acres, on the property, producing mixed vegetables, mushrooms and more.
Their retail shop “The Little Cheese Shop,” located on the farm property, was named after a cheese shop they encountered on a trip to the United Kingdom and sells a wide variety of Maine cheeses, charcuterie, wines and other delicious items – everything you need for the best Maine-made picnic you’ve ever had!