Website Update

The new website is now live and the Intranet portion will be coming soon!

The new Intranet will be full of amazing Member Only resources, but we need your help making it happen.  Valerie will be reaching out to each of you in the coming weeks to make sure we have current company information and that your company membership list is up-to-date.  Please look for the email coming soon.

Membership Renewal

During the transition to the new website your membership will no longer auto-renew.

If your membership renewal was due in February, March or April, you will be receiving and email with an invoice for your membership dues.

Please pay this invoice at your earliest convenience.

Provide Us With Current Information

We need your help updating the website!

Please provide updated information for your company.  

  • Upload your company logo here Note: you may need to click “Join Folder” before you see the upload option.

  • Upload photos and b-roll here, of your farm, dairy, cheese plant, cheese counter, events and anything else that you would like to share for us to use on the website and social media.Note: you may need to click “Join Folder” before you see the upload option. Note: you may need to click “Join Folder” before you see the upload option.

Promotional Opportunities

The 6th Annual Garagiste Festival: Northern Exposure is coming back on April 27, 2024 to give you rare access to the region’s best small, hard-to-find winemakers. At this exclusive event, attendees will discover and taste amazing, cutting-edge wines from over 40 high-quality, micro-production, commercial wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, and many more Northern California wine regions. 

These events have been selling out for ten years and was named the #1 Wine Festival in the Country by USA Today!

California Artisan Cheese Guild Cheesemaker Members have been invited to sample and promote your products at this festival. (this is a no sale event).

The Tasting will be from 1-5pm at the Sonoma Veteran’s Memorial Hall. We are expecting around 300-350 guests, which includes local press and trade. There will also be 42 wineries onsite.

There is a vendor fee of $100. We provide an 8’table, box lunch (for two people to man their table), and event signage. We will also promote their participation via our newsletter and social channels. 

For more information contact Lisa info@garagistefestival.com

Educational Opportunities

Online Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Course

The online, self-paced Virtual Artisan Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop is intended for small to mid-sized cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and other dairy food producers who are preparing to create, or are already developing, a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliant, preventive control (PC)-based, food safety plan for their facility.  The goal of this online program is to combine self-paced food safety plan educational material with direct, real-time connections to dairy food safety coaches for artisan dairy producers wherever they may be in the country. 

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) lead trainers review key food safety plan topics in each self-paced module. Each month, there are two “office hour” Q&A sessions that provide participants with the opportunity to ask questions about the module topics or about their own specific food safety plan questions with food safety experts. This way artisan producers can work through their plan at their pace throughout and have more readily available expert support throughout the process.  


Who Should Attend: Small to mid-sized cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and other dairy food producers just starting off, those taking the next step in their Food Safety Plan Development, and those looking for a review of their current plans.

Note: These workshops are NOT intended to provide PCQI certification.  

Register here: https://cals.cornell.edu/dfe-artisan-dairy-food-safety-plan-coaching-virtual. Registration Fee: $49

These workshops are made possible through the support of a USDA grant, obtained in collaboration with Cornell University, North Carolina State University, Oregon State University, and the Innovation Center for US Dairy.

SF Cheese Fest 2024

Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual SF Cheese Fest, Saturday September 21st at the San Francisco Ferry Building.

If you are interested in being on the planning committee please contact Valerie director@cacheeseguild.org.  Planning will begin soon and we would love your participation!


Janet Fletcher is seeking a volunteer assistant for cheese classes on May 21st and July 16 in Napa, from 3:30 pm to approximately 8 pm. Duties include room setup, cheese plating, wine pouring and table clearing; no dishwashing. Assistants have seats during class with their own cheese plate and wines. Class details are here. Email Janet at janet@janetfletcher.com or call her at 707-637-3299.

Mark Your Calendar…

April 27th-28th – Liquid City

April 27th – The Garagiste Wine Festival

July 10th-13th – ACS Annual Conference

September 21stSF Cheese Fest

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