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2014 Cheesemaker Ambassador Sponsors (Check back soon to see the 2015 Sponsors)

Beehive Cheese Co.Beehive Cheese Co. was founded in 2005 when brothers-in-law Tim Welsh and Pat Ford traded their grinding commute and laptops for quiet pre-dawn mornings sitting with 500 gallons of farm-fresh milk carefully mixing and warming it for hours to develop their unique cheese. They fell in love with the natural rhythms of making cheese the old fashioned way. The long days of polishing their recipe and the months spent waiting with an artisan’s patience for wheels to ripen to perfection have made their cheeses some of the best in America.

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, San Francisco and Washington DC. Visit the Cowgirl Creamery cheesemaking facility in Pt. Reyes or take a tour in of the second creamery in Petaluma.

logo-pointreyesPt. 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 their 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.

logo_cypressgrovechevreCypress Grove Chevre is the leading producer of fine American goat cheese including the top selling American artisanal classic, Humboldt Fog. Founded in 1983 by Mary Keehn, Cypress Grove celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2008 and continues a tradition of innovation by introducing original American cheeses to the marketplace.

Redwood Hill FarmRedwood Hill Farm is an award-winning, Humane Certified®, grade A goat dairy farm and organic, solar-powered creamery located in Sonoma County, California. Family owned and operated for 45 years, we are committed to making healthful, natural, and delicious artisan cheese and specialty yogurt, kefir, and sour cream.

Belwether Farms   Bellwether for side barwas founded in 1986 by Cindy Callahan .  After finishing his degree in Political Economy at Berkeley her son Liam joined her and it was a match made in cheese heaven.  Liam’s dedication to creating cheese of the highest quality has made his work more a labor of love than a job. Using traditional methods, their emphasis on traditional and time-tested methods ensures the highest quality and a unique taste that could not be replicated anywhere.


Presenting Sponsor

Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma

Sheraton - Sonoma County, PetalumaAt the gateway to the wine country, Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma is close to historic Downtown Petaluma and the area’s premium wineries, spectacular beaches, redwood forests, and a variety of golf courses, museums and art galleries – not to mention the region’s world-class artisan cheese producers. Enjoy our award-winning service while you spread out and relax. Tolay restaurant features unique regional cuisine of Sonoma County, using the freshest wild and farmed local products.

Premier Sponsors

Donald & Maureen Green Foundation

Benefactor Sponsors

Pisenti & BrinkerPisenti & Brinker, LLP

Patron Sponsors

logo-laurachenelschevreLaura Chenel

MFC_Interim Logo_final_jwMarin French

Clover for Side PanelClover Stornetta Farms


nicasio-valley-cheese-0511-mNicasio Valley Cheese Comp.

TFC-logoTomales Farmstead Creamery

Petaluma Market for Side PanelPetaluma Market


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Diplomat Sponsors


Mike Hudson DistributingMike Hudson

John BoosBoos Boards

logo-rusticbakeryRustic Bakery

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Oak PackagingOak Packaging & Supply

worldWorld Centric Compostable Products

Cheesmaker Booster Sponsors

Ancient Heritage Dairy
Casitas Valley Creamery
Central Coast Creamery
Ficalini Cheese Company
Garden Variety Cheese
Pennyroyal Farm

Orland Farmstead Creamery
Petaluma Creamery/Spring Hill Jersey Cheese
Pug’s Leap
Shamrock Artisan Goat Cheese
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company
Valley Ford Cheese Company
Willapa Farmstead

Community, Media and In-Kind Sponsors

All American Printing
Culture Magazine
Edible East Bay

Edible Marin
Ellipses Public Relations
Petaluma Post
Relish Culinary Adventures
Tony’s Fine Foods