Our travels took us to Westbrook, Maine, to visit Silvery Moon Creamery. They are noted for their fresh and pasta filata cheeses. We didn’t get to try their award-winning Crème Fraiche, but we did buy some lovely Provalone and Mozzarella. Silvery Moon is run by Dorathee Grimm, and we were shown around by Tyler (above), who came over from Vermont to make cheese with them.
Silvery Moon has a 250-gallon vat in which they pasteurize and make cheese. Their milk comes from Smiling Hill Farm, which which they share a very large building that was probably once a barn. Silvery Moon cheeses are sold locally up and down the Maine coast, and to restaurants and shops as far away as New York City and Baltimore.
Smiling Hill Farm has been family-owned since the 1700s. They pasture their cows (almost unheard of in Southern Utah), and they use no hormones or chemical fertilizers. We bought a bottle of their milk and it was some of the tastiest we’ve ever tried.