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Sponsorship & General Inquires



The California Artisan Cheese Guild (CACG) is a member-driven nonprofit organization promoting artisan cheese and cheesemaking in the state of California. Our membership is composed of cheesemaker, cheese trade, and enthusiast members throughout the state.

The California Artisan Cheese Guild hosts and participates in dozens of educational forums and public events throughout the year to promote California artisan cheese. We host SF Cheese Fest each September and collaborate with the California Artisan Cheese Festival each March.

If your business or career objectives are in the realm of specialty cheese, if you dream of or love eating cheese, you should join the Guild. Our non-profit organization is fuelled by the passion and creativity of our members. Our volunteer Board of Directors offers an opportunity for aspiring leaders looking to contribute ideas and action that guide the future.

One of the foremost benefits of membership is being an insider in the growing, thriving, creative network of artisan cheesemakers, dairy farmers, cheesemongers, distributors, food writers, educators, and cheese lovers of all sorts who make up our membership. Members have first and often exclusive access to special events and educational opportunities, usually at discounted member rates. As a member you help to keep the craft of artisan cheesemaking alive in California and beyond!

You can join the Guild on the member signup page. Guild membership is open to cheesemakers making cheese professionally in a licensed milk products plant, members of the cheese trade, and enthusiasts who are not professionally involved in the cheese industry.

Joining the Guild is a great place to begin. You’ll receive our weekly e-mail with educational, career, and volunteer opportunities and will have access to a number of networking opportunities.

Some of our cheesemaker members ship cheese directly, or you can browse a list of our trade members to find a cheese shop near you!


Membership  in the Guild is available to anyone who cares about great cheese – whether you’re a professional working in the industry or a consumer passionate about California cheese. Membership is available to Cheesemakers, Trade members, and Enthusiasts.