Ten years ago, some may say it started out with a Crooked Face cow. Though truly, the devotion to cheese craftsmanship, to local dairy farms, and to giving back to the community began shortly after Amy Rowbottom was born to a milk making family in Norridgewock, ME.
Raised with the steadfast work ethic and deep gratitude that comes from dairy farming, Amy might have spent some time away but her family heritage was quick to call her back up North. That’s where the herd with the funny-faced Jersey cow came in, and the thoughtful (though wholly unexpected) process of perfecting a line of whole milk cheeses took hold.
Amy is now hard at work creating a unique mix of award winning cheeses and sells them at farmers’ markets, specialty shops, bakeries and farm to table restaurants across the state. All cheeses are handcrafted with high quality local whole Jersey milk, no preservatives, and limited ingredients, and often specially cold-smoked, for the creamiest, richest flavor and texture. It’s Amy’s way of giving back—to her local farmer friends and her hometown community—in the very best way she knows: really, really good cheese.
Crooked Face Creamery
42 Court Street, PO Box 1134
Skowhegan, Maine 04976
(207) 858-5096 | http://www.upnorthricotta.com