Membership FAQs

How do I login?

If you are currently a member of the California Artisan Cheese Guild, from the website, 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 company or corporate membership, you have a group membership. Group membership simply means that multiple membership seats where purchased simultaneously. 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 (Company or Corporate) 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 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 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 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 40398
San Francisco, CA 94140

Once your payment is received your membership will be activated.

If you need an invoice for membership renewal, please contact Anthea Stolz at

California Artisan Cheese Guild


Cheese & Cocktails @ Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cheese & Cocktails @ Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese | Point Reyes Station | CA | United States

Raise a glass to our award-winning Calfornia cheesemakers at this very special, exclusive afternoon on the farm!

We’ll kick off the afternoon with a farm tour of the scenic Giacomini Dairy, home of Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese. You’ll meet the cows in their closed Holstein herd and learn about the history of the family, the farm, and agriculture in this beautiful region.

Following the tour, you’ll head inside to The Fork, the farm’s on-site culinary education center, for a fun and lively cheese and cocktails pairing session in collaboration with Griffo Distillery. Enjoy an intimate, focused cheese tasting full of the rich history and stories behind each as told by the cheesemakers and owners themselves alongside the original and classic cocktails that love them. You’ll meet the founders and artisans behind some of California’s most esteemed creameries including Beehive Cheese, Bivalve Dairy, Cowgirl Creamery, Cypress Grove, Nicasio Valley Cheese Company, Pedrozo Dairy & Cheese Co., Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery and Wm. Cofield Cheesemakers. The speakers will present their cheeses and provide insight on their company’s place in the American cheese renaissance and discuss why California has such a compelling cheesescape. Cheers to that!

All ticket proceeds benefit the California Artisan Cheese Guild, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting artisan cheesemakers in the state of California.

2019 Cheese Camp
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – May 7 @ 4:00 pm
2019 Cheese Camp

Cheese Camp is back! 2.5 days of immersive visits to farms and creameries for cheesemongers and members of the cheese trade. Apply by March 26 at 5pm:


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



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San Francisco, CA 94140


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