GOLD SPONSORS

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company  In 1959 Bob and Dean Giacomini established their successful dairy farm along Highway 1, just north of Point Reyes Station.  In 2000, together with their daughters, Karen, Diana, Lynn and Jill, the family began making cheese on the farm with milk from their own herd of Holsteins.  In 2010, the family opened The Fork, a culinary and educational center, offering farm-to-table educational experiences for trade and consumer customers.  Diana, Lynn and Jill now own and run the company that is recognized nationally as an award-winning producer of hand-crafted, artisan cheese. The Point Reyes Farmstead product line is available at independent cheese shops and specialty grocers, at The Fork, local-area farmers’ markets and online at www.pointreyescheese.com.

SILVER SPONSORS

Bellwether Farms  A family business founded in 1986, Bellwether Farms established the first dairy sheep ranch west of the Mississippi. Artisan cheesemaking began in 1990 and continues today in the expanded creamery. Family matriarch Cindy Callahan tends to the flock while her son and his wife, Liam and Diana Callahan, are cheesemaker and business administrator, respectively. Bellwether Farms crafts a family of aged and fresh sheep and cow milk cheeses and sheep and cow milk yogurt using time-honored traditions and fresh whole milk sourced from their flock and six family dairy farms. Located on 35 acres in Sonoma County, Bellwether Farms is dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices, ethical animal husbandry and crafting the highest quality dairy products possible. www.bellwetherfarms.com.

Gourmet News

GreenLeaf connects premium California growers and artisan food producers with the exceptional chefs in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We distribute a large array of outstanding produce, cheese, dairy, specialty and frozen products to the best restaurants, hotels, resorts, country clubs, universities and corporate cafes. For more than 40 years we have worked with our growers and producers, helping both the farmers and chefs build business by providing our customers the best local products available. We continue to build these unique relationships as we strive to provide ingredients that matter to our chefs.  Greenleaf is happy to support the Californian Artisan Cheese Guild and their advocacy for current and future generations of cheesemakers .

Mike Hudson Distributing was founded in 1969 by Mike and Barbara Hudson. Managed on the principle of providing local delicatessens with the best products at a fair price is still our philosophy today.  While our customer base and product mix has expanded, we still strive to provide our customers with quality products and service at a reasonable price.  We view our customers as a “partner” in business, thereby providing an ongoing relationship through which all parties may prosper. Whether you are looking for artisan cheeses made right here on our Sonoma Coast or imported meats from Italy, Mike Hudson Distributing offers a unique variety of products from small local producers to large local and national manufacturers.

QUALTECH offer a wide range of specialized manufacturing equipment, process capabilities and stainless steel components, which are manufactured and tailored to the needs of our customers. Our unique expertise includes engineering, design, construction, installation and automation capabilities. We respond precisely, with competence and rigour, to the needs of our customers.

 

Bronze Sponsors:  Beehive Cheese, California Milk Advisory Board, Canyon Market, The Cheese School of San Francisco, Cowgirl Creamery, Creminelli Fine Meats, Cypress Grove Cheese, Food Matters Again, Hilmar Cheese Co., Laura Chenel's, McKenna Marketing, Marin French Cheese, Maxx Sales & Marketing, Oakland Packaging and Supply, Rustic Bakery, Sierra Nevada Cheese Co., Tony's Fine Foods, World's Best Cheeses,