Membership FAQs
How do I login?
If you are currently a member of the California Artisan Cheese Guild, from the website cacheeseguild.org, select the menu option “MEMBER LOGIN.” From the login page, enter your email address and password and click on the “Log In” button. If you haven’t yet logged into the new website, or if you don’t know your password, click on the “Lost Password” link and enter your email address and click on the “Get New Password” button. You will be sent a confirmation link to the email address you provided. Click on the link provided in the confirmation email to reset your password.
What is group membership?

If your company has purchased either a cheesemaker or trade Silver or Gold membership, you have a group membership. Group membership simply means that multiple membership seats where purchased as a bundle. The group is comprised of a single group sponsor as well as additional sponsored members. The group sponsor is the person who signed up the group for membership and is the primary point person for the membership. The group sponsor is also the person who renews the group membership in the Guild. During membership activation or renewal the group sponsor is provided a group code that can be used to sign up additional members to the group from their organization.

How do I use my group code?
If you are a sponsored member you will need a group code to activate your membership. Obtain the group code from the group sponsor of your organization. To activate your membership select “Our Members” from the menu then select “Become a Member/Renew.” From the Membership page, scroll down to where it says “Do you have a group code” and click on “click here to become a member.” On the next page, select the membership type of your organization (Silver or Gold) then enter the group code and click on “Apply”. Continue with entering your information on the page. When you are finished click on the “Submit and checkout” button.

What If I want to remove or update a sponsored member from my group?
If there is someone in your group that shouldn’t be, please send an email to web@cacheeseguild.org providing information about the member that should be removed.

Do group members need to renew membership? No, group members are renewed automatically when the sponsored member renews membership. Group members will not receive a reminder email to renew membership.

How do I renew my membership with the California Artisan Cheese Guild?
If your membership has not yet expired: If your membership is approaching its expiration date you should have received a reminder email with a link and instructions for renewing. If you did not get or cannot locate this reminder email you can still log in to renew. Log in to cacheeseguild.org. Upon logging in you will see your membership account page. If your membership is about to expire you will see a few links for: Change, Renew, and Cancel under “My Memberships.” Click on “Renew” and proceed with the onscreen instructions.

If your membership has expired: If your membership expiration date has past, no worries, your membership information is still on file with the Guild. Log in to cacheeseguild.org. Upon logging in you will see the ‘Memberships’ page. Select the membership type (Company, Corporate, Individual, or Enthusiast). On the next page your profile information will be pre-filled in for you. Make any changes here and then enter your payment type and billing information. Complete the check out process by clicking on the ‘submit and checkout’ button.

Sponsored members need not renew membership since their membership is renewed automatically when the group sponsor renews membership.

Can I still pay by check? What if I need an invoice to renew my membership?

Yes, during checkout you have the option to pay by credit card or to pay by check.  If you want to submit payment by check, select the option to pay by check and complete the checkout process.  You will receive an email confirmation upon completing checkout. After checking out, mail your check payment to:

California Artisan Cheese Guild
P.O. Box 1052
Durham, CA 95938

Once your payment is received your membership will be activated.

If you need an invoice for membership renewal, please send an email to director@cacheeseguild.org

California Artisan Cheese Guild


    California Artisan Cheese Festival @ Various locations throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties
    Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm
    California Artisan Cheese Festival @ Various locations throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties

    A celebration brought together by a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters from the wonderful world of artisan cheese. The festival promotes broad awareness of the artisan cheesemaking community and enjoyment of its products.

    The California Artisan Cheese Festival is a nonprofit organization with the mission to educate people who want to learn more about artisan cheese, support the artisan cheesemaking community and its sustainability, and celebrate and enjoy the creations of the artisan cheesemakers. This year’s 3-day Festival includes Farm & Creamery tours, educational seminars/tasting, a Cheese Crawl (like a pub crawl) and a fabulous Marketplace with over 100 artisan producers!

    In 2019 the California Artisan Cheese Guild entered a formal partnership with the California Artisan Cheese Festival. Founded in 2006, the Guild is a statewide 501(c)6 nonprofit organization of cheesemaker, cheese industry and, and enthusiast members who work together to support California cheese. Guild members work to keep a traditional craft alive, to preserve flavors unique to our region and to protect valuable working farmland in a densely populated state. The mission of the California Artisan Cheese Guild is similar to that of the Festival: to celebrate the quality and diversity of artisan cheeses produced in California, through partnerships, outreach, and education.

    Through its educational offerings, the Festival helps consumers better understand artisan cheeses and their advantages over non-artisan cheeses. It also shows the wide variety of artisan cheeses available and the flexibility with which they can be used. The Festival’s marketplace event on Sunday gives the cheesemakers and other artisan producers an excellent opportunity to showcase and sell their cheeses direct to the consumer.


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



    P.O. Box 1052
    Durham, CA 95938

    (707) 238-2402


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