Cheesemaker Ambassador Sponsors 


bellwether farms

Bellwether Farms is family owned and operated, located in Sonoma County, California, about an hour north of San Francisco, and a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Their cheeses are used by chefs in many of the finest restaurants across the country, and are regularly featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart, Sunset Magazine, and gourmet food publications everywhere. You see, good taste always travels well.


cowgirl creamery

Cowgirl Creamery was founded in 1997 and they have been producing organic cheese in Point Reyes Station, California, and promoting artisan cheesemakers throughout the U.S. and Europe. They have shops in Pt. Reyes and San Francisco. Visit the Cowgirl Creamery cheesemaking facility in Pt. Reyes.


Point Reyes farmstead cheese company

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company began over 100 years ago in the mountains of Italy with the Giacomini commitment to producing superior quality, farmstead dairy products. Today the Giacomini family continue the family tradition with an assortment of cheeses, including their flagship Point Reyes Original Blue™. The secret to Original Blue™ lies in the unique combination of Grade A raw milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze on certified organic, green hills overlooking Tomales Bay, coastal fog and salty Pacific breezes.


beehive cheese company

From corporate to artisan: Brothers-in-law Pat Ford and Tim Welsh are passionate about their handmade cheese, founding Beehive Cheese Company in 2005. When you take a bite of Beehive Cheese, it melts like butter in your mouth. That’s because Beehive Cheese is made from the creamiest milk in Utah and lovingly crafted into superior cheese by a family who shares a passion for the artisan way of life.

Community Premier Sponsors

Donald & Maureen Green Foundation

Community Industry Sponsors

Mike Hudson Distributing is a specialty food distributor providing customers with reliable service and quality products at competitive pricing. As a local, family-owned business they understand the challenges facing the independent operator in Northern California, and work to provide the business resources, product offering, and reliable services customers need to be profitable. 


Community Patron Sponsors


Diplomat Sponsors


Cheesemaker Patron Sponsors


Cheese Booster Sponsors


Community Media Sponsors


In Kind or Product Sponsors


2019 Participants

2019 Participating Artisan Cheese Producers, Wineries, Brewers, cider makers, distillers, Chefs, and products

The California Artisan Cheese Festival brings together the top experts in the world of artisan cheese. 

List of Participants

Ace Cider
Achadinha Cheese Company
Alley 6 Craft Distillery
American AgCredit
American Craft Whiskey Distillery
AppleGarden Farm
Baci Chocolatier
Backyard Forestville
Barrel Brothers Brewing
Beaujolais Panforte
Beehive Cheese Company
Bellwether Farms
Black Kite Cellars
Black Pig Meat Co.
Bohemian Creamery
Boochcraft High-Alcohol Kombucha
Bryerton's Roasted Almonds
California Artisan Cheese Guild
Central Coast Creamery
Chef Josef's Seasoning Blends
City of Santa Rosa
Clark Wolf Company
COOKIE… take a bite!
Cowgirl Creamery
Cult Crackers
Culture Magazine
Cypress Grove
Diane's Sweet Heat
Donald & Maureen Green Foundation
Edible East Bay
Edible Marin & Wine Country
Ellipses PR
Exchange Bank
Farm Chocolate
Farm Fresh To You
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
Golden State Pickle Works
Gordian Knot Winery
Heidrun Meadery
Humboldt Hot Sauce
Jackson Family Wines
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery
John Ash & Co.
John Boos/Boos Boards
Kelly's Jelly
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Laura Chenel's
Lucero Olive Oil
Marin French Cheese Co.
Merriam Vineyards
Mi Distinctive Tastes
Mike Hudson Distributing
Monarch Bitters
Moonlight Brewing Company
Moonside Creamery
Natureland Farm
Nicasio Valley Cheese Co.
Nugget Markets
Old Possum Brewing Co.
Oliver's Markets
Orland Farmstead Creamery
Paul Mathew Vineyards
Pedrozo Dairy and Cheese Co.
Pennyroyal Farm
Petaluma FFA
Petaluma Visitors Center
Pisenti & Brinker LLP
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
Pure Luxury Transportation
R&J Toffees
Rabbit’s Foot Meadery/Red Branch Cider Company
Real California Milk
Revolution Bread
Rumiano Cheese Company
Russian River Brewing Company
Rustic Bakery
Sally Tomatoes
Seismic Brewing Company
Shamrock Artisan Goat Cheese
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company
Sola Bee Farms
Sonoma Coast Spirits
Sonoma County Tourism
Sonoma Jet Center
Sonoma Land Trust
Sonoma Portworks
South Paw Seasonings
Spirit Works Distillery
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Stuyt Dairy Farmstead Cheese Co.
Tahoe Kitchen Company
The Baconer
The Gables Wine Country Inn
The Garden Wild
3D Candies
Tomales Farmstead Creamery
Two Rock Valley Goat Cheese
Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery
Venus Spirits
Visit Santa Rosa
Volo Chocolate
Wm. Cofield Cheesemakers
Young & Yonder Spirits
Zazu Kitchen & Farm