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    2016 ACS Winners

    August 2, 2016

    Congratulations to our incredibly talented and hardworking California Artisan Cheese Guild cheesemakers!  On Friday, July 29, in Des Moines, IA, the winners from the 2016 American Cheese Society Judging & Competition were announced.  We are so proud to announce that our Guild cheesemakers took home 44 ribbons this year.  The competition is always stiff and a record 1,843 cheeses […]

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    SF Cheese Fest tickets on sale!

    July 20, 2016

    Tickets now on sale for the Second Annual SF Cheese Fest on September 17!  Join us and help us keep the culture alive!  Celebrate the art and tradition of preservation in the Golden State by tasting your way through cheeses from more than two dozen California Artisan Cheese Guild cheesemakers – pioneers and new creameries […]

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    ACS CCP Exam Scholarship

    July 7, 2016

    To all CACG Members:  The Guild has approved funding to underwrite a $500 scholarship for the ACS CCP exam fee for a qualified CACG Members to take the 2016 ACS CCP Exam on July 26, 2016 in Des Moines, IA.  A subcommittee composed of Board members Tamara Hicks, Emiliano Lee, and Emily Shartin will review […]

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    Product Selection Roundtable Notes

    June 6, 2016

    Dear Members, read on for notes from the 6/1 Product Selection Roundtable held at the Park Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Thank you to the cheesemakers, retailers, and distributors who were able to join-in the conversation and share your valuable perspectives.  We’d also like to thank Deb Fox for her assistance moderating and […]

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    FSMA Webinar June 21 & 28 with Food Safety Guides

    May 9, 2016

    Cheesemakers! The times, they are a changin’. Do the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules apply to your business? As a “very small business” (under $1 million in annual food sales) you can qualify for a particular exemption from the Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food.   Are you keeping the right records and on […]