cheese

Cheese

Good Food Awards will be given to the tastiest artisan and farmstead cheeses in the categories of Fresh, Semi-Soft, Semi-Hard and Hard. Cheese subcategories eligible for an award include Yogurt and Kefir. Cheeses, yogurts and kefir that meet the criteria for entry are made using good animal husbandry, without the use of hormones, and without the use of herbicides and pesticides on the pastures. View the full criteria for entry.

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Emily Shartin worked as a newspaper reporter before a love of food lured her to cooking school. After working as a cheesemonger, buyer and education coordinator at Formaggio Kitchen in Massachusetts, she moved to northern California, where she now works in the wholesale office at Tomales Bay Foods and is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Artisan Cheese Guild. In addition to cheese, she is passionate about beer, wine, bread, and essentially all things involving fermentation.

COMMITTEE

Bonnie Kaufman, Sales Representative at Fresca Italia
Chris Munsey, West Coast Sales Director at Vermont Creamery
Louella Hill,
Teacher and Cheesemaker at SF Milk Maid
Maureen Cunnie, 
Head Cheesemaker at Cowgirl Creamery
Mikey Plannett,
Associate Store Team Leader at Whole Foods Market, Ocean Avenue

JUDGES FOR THE 2015 AWARDS

Amy Thompson, Cheesemonger at Lucy’s Whey 
Brad Jones, Cheese of Choice Coalition Program Manager at Old Ways
Colter Hansen, Assistant Manager/Cheese Monger at Eataly NYC
Gianaclis Caldwell, Co-Owner of Pholia Farm
Jon Fancey, Cheese and Specialty Food Buyer at Cheese Plus
Jonathan Alexander, Buyer at Driver’s Market
Liz Rubin, Cheese & Wine Specialist at Bi-Rite Market
Rachel Cohen, SF City Lead at Good Eggs
Rachel Perez, French Cheese Ambassador at French Cheese Club
Renato Sardo, Co-Owner of Baia Pasta
Rich Rogers, Co-Owner of Scardello Cheese
Samantha Chertoff, West Coast Sales Manager at Columbia Cheese
Stephanie Lawrence, Co-Founder of Traveling Spoon
Tim Bucciarelli, Manager at Formaggio Kitchen

And more to come…