Joe Matos Cheese

December 29, 2020 | CheeseTrail

Here’s a little interview with Joe Matos Cheese by Anita Anderson of Discover Sonoma County Living Joe Matos Cheese Bio Joe and Mary Matos, 5th generation Portuguese cheesemakers, immigrated to the United States from the lush volcanic island of Sao Jorge, Azores in the 60’s and started making their family recipe for a cheese native […]

Fiscalini Farmstead

December 15, 2020 | CheeseTrail

Currently owned and operated by 4th generation Mateo Fiscalini family members. Learn more about this Modesto based farmstead cheese maker in their video! Their signature cheeses include a 14 month aged wrapped in cheesecloth Old World Aged Cheddar, a swiss alpine style cheese named Lionza and an Italian style semi-hard, raw cow’s milk cheese named San Joaquin Gold. Visit Fiscalini Farmstead and order today!

The California Artisan Cheese Guild is pleased to announce the recipient of the 4th annual Jennifer Bice Artisan Dairy/Cheesemaker Grant Award. Nicolette Grill, owner of Mojave Gold Inc., a small goat dairy located in the high desert of Southern California, has been chosen from numerous CACG member applicants. Grill established Mojave Gold Inc. In 2014 along the Mojave River, halfway […]

Support Local!

November 25, 2020 | CheeseTrail

In these trying times, small cheese makers, farmers and producers need your support more than ever. We highly recommend supporting your local community where ever you are in the world. Here is our guide to supporting the local cheese community in California! Curbside Pickups & Deliveries Achadinha Cheese Co – Pickup and deliveries Cowgirl Creamery […]

A Very Special Tasting September 18, 2020 Listen to the secrets and stories of three California cheesemakersand one legendary winemaker, taste three stellar Californiacheeses including a just-launched you-won’t-believe-how-good-it-iscreamy wonder all while sipping and pairing the unparalleledKendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay and Grand Reserve Pinot Noir. Hosted by cheese author and speaker Laura Werlin featuringWinemaster Randy Ullom from […]

Cowgirl Creamery Chimney Rock

August 24, 2020 | CheeseTrail

This seasonal cheese from Cowgirl Creamery is a delight. “Chimney Rock, starts with organic Holstein milk from John and Karen Taylor’s Bivalve Dairy in Point Reyes. The rich bloomy rind cheese is spritzed with wine then dusted with ground organic shiitake mushrooms, summer savory and black pepper. The result is a beautiful cheese that offers piquant, […]

Humboldt Fog Chipotle Cacao Remix

July 12, 2020 | CheeseTrail

Check out this new cheese from Cypress Grove. “Each limited edition, handcrafted wheel features smoky chipotles mixed into the paste and a distinctive ribbon of Dick Taylor dark chocolate through the center. You’ll also enjoy buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbaceous overtones, and a clean citrus finish. As Humboldt Fog Chipotle Cacao […]

Culture Magazine Feature

June 28, 2020 | CheeseTrail

The Cheese Trail is featured in the latest issue of Culture Magazine. Linni Kral interviews Vivien Straus, the founder of The California Cheese Trail, on what inspired her to start the cheese trail and what exciting cheesemakers you will discover on your adventure. You can read the interview in the latest printed copy of Culture […]

Meet Quinta!

June 26, 2020 | CheeseTrail

It’s a new cheese from Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese! Quinta, a farmstead cheese, is a soft-ripened, bloomy rind cheese, inspired by the very famous, seasonally-made Vacherin Mont d’Or from Switzerland, near the border of France close to the mountain d’Or. Made on the farm from the dairy’s own pasteurized cows’ milk, the wheel is wrapped […]

Stepladder, Oakdale & Springhill Farmstead

May 24, 2020 | CheeseTrail

Here’s what Stepladder Creamery, Oakdale Cheese and Springhill Farmstead are offering! We love California cheese! Springhill Farmstead Cheese is offering their Peppercorn Goat Cheese online on their shop!  They also have converted to using 100% biodegradable packaging with reusable ice packs. Visit their online store today and order some cheese! Stepladder Creamery has new cheese club subscriptions for you to join! You can […]