Allison Lakin began her career designing and implementing cross-disciplinary education programs for all ages, in museums across the country. In 2002, she discovered that the skills she honed doing museum work blended well with cheesemaking and a new career was born. She started her own company, Lakin’s Gorges Cheese, in 2011, making fresh and aged cow’s milk cheeses. She loves to cook and shares weekly cheese based recipes through facebook and her website. Allison loves to share the stories behind cheesemaking and has been interviewed on CNN and for Will Studd’s Cheese Slices, and appeared on the local Maine food show Nosh.
Allison now makes the cheese in her new facility at East Forty Farm where she and Neal also teach culinary and agricultural classes.
Neal Foley, farmer, chef, and sawyer, studied at Ballymaloe cookery school and ran a farm to table catering company in the San Juan islands and a popular cooking podcast called The Gastrocast. Neal met Kate at the Seattle IACP conference in 2006. Since then the two have collaborated several times in Washington and Maine, hosting duck and pork workshops using traditional French methods of cooking and charcuterie. In 2011 Neal travelled to Camont to visit Kate at her school and to study with the French master butcher Dominic Chapolard. Today he runs Foleys Custom Sawmill at East Forty Farm and continues to teach cooking classes.
See what’s up at East Forty Farm & Dairy
Throughout the year at East Forty we offer culinary courses and events – come join us for a great time. Grab a ticket for one of our upcoming events, but act quickly as we have small class sizes to ensure hands on participation!
SUmmer Guest Chef Series dates coming soon