Good Food Awards will be given to the tastiest artisan and farmstead cheeses in the categories of Fresh, Semi-Soft, Semi-Hard, Hard, and Yogurt. Cheeses and yogurts 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.

Enter the 2017 Good Food Awards here!


Emily Shartin, ACS CCP, 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 manages the wholesale office at Tomales Bay Foods. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Artisan Cheese Guild, and the 2014 recipient of the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award.


Maureen Cunnie, Head Cheesemaker, Cowgirl Creamery
Debbie Fox
, Member, 
California Artisan Cheese Guild


Kendall Antonelli, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
Mitchell DavisJames Beard Foundation
Aaron FosterFoster Sundry
Leah Garchik, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle
Elizabeth Meltz, Director of Sustainability, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group
Bronwen Percival, Buyer, Neal’s Yard Dairy
Matt ReillyEataly Chicago
David Rogers, Maître Fromager Affineur, Standard Market
Lindsey Schechter, Houston Dairymaids
Jesse SchwartzburgTony’s Fine Foods
Margo True, Sunset Magazine

And more to come…