Cheese Camp 2018

Calling all cheesemongers, distributors and members of the cheese trade!
The California Artisan Cheese Guild is thrilled to offer you the opportunity to attend its first-ever Cheese Camp, two immersive days of farm and creamery visits and tours in Sonoma and Marin Counties. Join us for the chance to meet and learn from some of the country’s most knowledgeable cheesemakers, see their herds, barns, makerooms and aging facilities, and, of course, taste an array of California’s delicious, award-winning cheeses. Cheese Camp will also give you the chance to spend time with several of your fellow industry professionals who, like you, are working hard to support our makers and build a market for California cheeses.

What are the details?
Arrive Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. at Tomales Farmstead Creamery, home to a beautiful farmhouse that will be our Cheese Camp home base.

Depart Tuesday, May 22 at 4 p.m. from Tomales Farmstead Creamery. Depending on camper interest, there may be an optional early evening dinner in Petaluma for those who would like to extend their time with the group. Any campers attending would cover the cost for this meal.

We expect to visit 8-10 creameries and farms over the course of Cheese Camp. All housing, meals and local transportation will be provided as part of the event. Please note that you will need to provide your own transportation to and from Tomales Farmstead Creamery.

Please also note that accommodations will be double occupancy for Cheese Camp. All campers will be randomly assigned a roommate of the same gender.

What are the requirements and how do I apply?
In keeping with its educational mission, the Guild is able to offer this extraordinary experience for $50/person, but space will be limited and we are asking that those who are interested apply to attend. Completed applications must be received by the deadline of 5 p.m., April 13, 2018.

Participants will agree to allow pictures and feedback on their experiences at Cheese Camp to be shared with the CACG newsletter and at the CACG Annual Meeting upon completion.

All applicants must be employed as cheese professionals. They must also be members of the California Artisan Cheese Guild or work for companies are.

Applications will be screened and participants will be selected by the CACG Cheese Camp Committee. Selected participants will be notified by Monday, April 23.


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