Welcome to the California Artisan Cheese Guild. We are an organization dedicated to the bounty of artisanal, specialty, and farmstead cheese made in the Golden State. The CACG is an organization designed to support and encourage the California cheesemaking community. This is accomplished by supporting the on-going education of cheesemakers and consumers, sharing resources, and celebrating the art and dedication to quality cheese.
Retailers, distributors, brokers & chefs please join us for a day of cheese education, networking, & fun! This is the perfect opportunity to meet with California cheesemakers & hear about the inspiration & science behind the locally produced cheese gems. There will also be time to meet & network with fellow cheese professionals and participate in discussion on how the California Artisan Cheese Guild can support the trade in the future.
The Program for the day is as follows…
• 10-10:30 Welcome!
• 10:30-11:30 Dr. Rachel Dutton Microbial Diversity lecture
• 11:45-12:45 The Many Aspects of Affinage
• 1-2 Lunch & round table discussion regarding the future of the guild
• 2:15-3:15 Food Safety Discussion
• 3:15-4 Beer, wine, & cheese social!
Please purchase tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/465039
$20 for members | $30 for non-members
What's new on the website and with the CACG?
Announcing the 2013 American Cheese Society Winners from the California Artisan Cheese Guild!
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, Gina Marie Cream Cheese
Cypress Grove, Bermuda Triangle
Central Coast Creamery, Seascape
Central Coast Creamery, Goat Cheddar
Pennyroyal Farm, Boonter's Blue
Point Reyes Farmstead, Mozzarella
Marin French, Truffle Brie
Cypress Grove, Ms Natural
Laura Chenel, Crottin
Laura Chenel, Cabecou
Redwood Hill Farm, Plain Kefir
Bellwether Farm, Fromage Blanc
Cypress Grove, Humboldt Fog Grande
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, Caprae Raw Aged Goat Cheddar
Cypress Grove, Purple Haze
Nicasio Valley, San Geronimo
Bellwether, Creme Fraiche
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, Heroes Greek Yogurt
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, Capretta Greek Yogurt
Cowgirl Creamery, Creme Fraiche
Marin French, Traditional Brie
Point Reyes Farmstead, Bay Blue
North Bay Curds and Whey, Buffalo Project #2
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, Capretta Rich and Creamy Goat Yogurt
Congratulations to our cheesemaker members and their accomplishments in producing such high quality cheeses and dairy products!
Visit the CACG website individual cheesemaker member listings to find out where you can purchase these great Californian cheeses and to learn more about the people and companies that make them!
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The California Artisan Cheese Guild Story
Membership is open to any individual or business with an interest in California artisan cheese! Cheesemakers, cheese retailers, chefs, and cheese enthusiasts are encouraged to join. If cheese is your passion then there is a place for you in our Guild. Visit our Join the Guild page for a list of membership categories and benefits.
For an interactive look at Guild Cheesemaker Members across the Golden State, check out our map for locations and driving directions for those open to the public, and visit our directory for detailed information about cheese varieties, availability, and tours.
The CACG has some exciting events coming up, both educational and promotional. Check them out, mark your calendar and come enjoy California's bounty of artisanal cheese!