Trade Professional Specific

- $100 | $200 Annually - Open to all trade and licensed producers and professional affiliates including but not limited to distributors, retailers, brokers, chefs, educators, consultants, or businesses in similar fields. - This member class has voting rights. - Annual membership dues $100 for one member | $200 for up to 2 members | Additional members may be added $50 per membership


Cheesemaker / Dairy Producer Membership Application

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There are 4 categories of membership, Cheesemaker/Dairy Producer, Trade Professional, Professional Cheese Monger and Turophile.

Representation for cheesemakers and trade members on our website, in promotional materials, and at events which the Guild hosts or participates in.

A subscription to our weekly member news for first-hand information about equipment for sale, job opportunities, internships, seminars, food safety rules updates, and important changes in the cheese community.

Exclusive access to special events and educational sessions at discounted member rates. Voting rights (i.e. By-law amendments, election of Board of Directors) for Cheesemaker, trade and Cheese Monger members

The ability to serve on the Board of Directors, join one of our committees, or work on special projects.

An invitation to attend the Annual Meeting with the full Guild membership.

Networking with a vibrant community that creates growth and ensures the quality of California’s artisan cheeses.


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.

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