The Chefs' Warehouse is the premier specialty food distributor to unique and independent chefs and restaurants across the US. From caviar to chocolate, olive oil to foie gras, cheese to truffles - our ingredient selection spans the diverse needs of creative, food-driven menus. Our perfectly seasoned team of professionals - the majority of which have earned culinary degrees - understand the unique needs of the challenging restaurant industry. We partner with our customers to provide the ingredients, services, and tools needed to ensure their success. Need more info? Contact the San Francisco Culinary Team today at 510-627-0093!
Di Stefano Cheese - is a family owned airy company in Southern California that has a lifetime of experience, tradition and passion for making cheese. This boutique-style artisan cheese plant is dedicated to making fresh Italian style cheeses (burrata, mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone, scamorza, caciocavallo and curds). Cheesemaker Mimmo Bruno was born in Puglia Italy and handcrafts fresh Italian cheeses at his family owned Di Stefano Cheese Plant, named after his father and 1st child, in Pomona, California. Bruno got his start at a local factory in Italy when he was 11 years old. At 12 years old he made his first vat of fresh mozzarella. The neighborhood cheese plant eventually became his after school destination, full-time summer job and “home away from home.” In the 1980’s Mimmo Bruno set out for the United States and continued making fresh Italian style cheeses in California. Stefano Bruno’s interest in his father’s trade has captivated him since he was a small boy and he currently works full time at the plant alongside his dad and brothers, thus continuing the passion for quality artisan cheese making and tradition.
The Cheese School of San Francisco - Founded in 2006, The Cheese School of San Francisco is the only independent institution of its kind in the nation. A woman-owned small business, The Cheese School is dedicated to telling the story of cheese and other heritage foods with the philosophy of "eating is learning." The school's superlative culinary experiences educate eaters about food traditions and the people that continue to practice them through a cornucopia of education and tasting events, both structured and informal. In 2018, The Cheese School moved into historic Ghirardelli Square to share the fully realized vision of the school where eaters can learn about cheese in a welcoming, accessible, and fun environment.
Beehive Cheese - Since 2005, Beehive Cheese has been “making friends with cheese.” 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, meticulously crafted into superior cheese. The Beehive family is delighted to share our passion with you.
Cowgirl Creamery - Just north of San Francisco, in the rolling hills of Marin, Cowgirl Creamery makes some of the finest cheeses in the United States. In 1997, former chefs Sue Conley and Peggy Smith channeled their culinary and environmental ideals into artisan cheesemaking by opening Cowgirl Creamery. Today, the company produces a variety of fresh, bloomy, and aged cheeses by using milk from neighboring dairies and championing their local milkshed. Two decades, dozens awards (including induction into the Guilde des Fromagers), two creameries and two retails stores later, Cowgirl Creamery continues to help pioneer the American artisan cheese movement.
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.
Laura Chenel - Since 1979, Laura Chenel has paved the way for artisan goat cheese in America. In our recipes, milk is just the beginning. To make delicious goat cheese that’s just as gorgeous fresh (perfect for any recipe) as it is aged (for your next cheeseboard), we rely on care, quality, and community. We’re continuing to craft award-winning cheese in our LEED Gold certified creamery in the heart of Sonoma county, using only fresh milk from our regional network of small family farms. In 2019, our Ash Buchette aged goat cheese won Best in Show at the California State Fair
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. - 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, 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 both consumers and the trade. Three of the Giacomini sisters, Diana, Lynn and Jill now own and run the company that is recognized nationally as an award-winning producer best-in-class, hand-crafted, artisan cheese. With production locations on the farm and in nearby Petaluma, the Point Reyes Farmstead product line contains Original Blue, Bay Blue, Toma and Gouda. The cheeses are available nationally at independent cheese shops and specialty grocers, at The Fork, local-area farmers’ markets and online at www.pointreyescheese.com.
Qualtech - From a family run equipment manufacturer, to Canadian leader in cheese equipment, the Giguere brothers still have the same values they did in 1996: devotion, responsibility, honesty, simplicity and respect. Our unique expertise includes engineering, design, construction, installation and automation capabilities. We now have a permanent California team to serve you and your cheeses better. At Qualtech, our passion is to help cheese makers live theirs. For more information please visit www.qualtech.ca.
World's Best Cheeses, family owned and operated for over 30 years, the World's Best Cheeses is the Bay Area's go-to partner for handcrafted local and hard-to-find international specialty cheeses.