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.

Cheesemaker membership is offered to companies producing cheese commercially in a licensed California milk products facility.

There are four levels of Membership: Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Enthusiast.

Do you have a Group Code? Click here to become a member, otherwise select an option below:

Gold (Group)

Corporate is $1000 for 1-15 persons.


Silver (Group)

Company is $350 for 1-5 persons



Individual Membership is $100 (1 person)



Cheese lovers, Home Cheesemakers, Guild Supporters, Aspiring Cheesemakers - $60 (1 person)


Join by mail – Alternatively you may complete your membership application or renewal by mail – download membership application form

Benefits of Membership

  • 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 and Trade 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.
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Our Mission is celebrating the quality and diversity of artisan cheese produced in California through partnerships, outreach and education.

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P.O. Box 1052
Durham, CA 95938

(707) 238-2402

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