Great cheese was born on Massachusetts grass.


In 1624, the first dairy cows were brought to the Boston area by the settlers from England, birthing artisanal cheesemaking in America. Great cheeses are still made here, on our lands, between the stone walls and the sky. Our 22 cheesemakers have won more awards per capita than any state in the nation. MA Cheese Guild members celebrate those achievements and support our artisans.

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Our cheesemakers work with milk that is different every day to make truly artisanal cheese. This is a true reflection of talent working with terroir: the effect of nature on milk, without the milk being chemically corrected or “balanced” by human hands.


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The MA Cheese Guild is a dynamic group of Massachusetts cheese lovers: Cheese Eaters (all of us!), Cheese Makers and Cheese Sellers. Among us all, we’ve got enough questions and information to help us enjoy our cheeses in traditional, creative, and unusual ways. Join us and share, learn, educate and taste!