Cheese Plus: Cheese Plus is San Francisco’s premier cheese and specialty food store. A cozy neighborhood shop located on the sunny corner of Polk and Pacific in Russian Hill, we feature the finest cheese from the U.S. and around the globe. We’re also proud of our selection of fine culinary products including Northern California artisan produced charcuterie, chocolate, specialty condiments, oils and vinegars, and our own house made sandwiches, salads, and spreads.
The California Artisan Cheese Guild: The California Artisan Cheese Guild is an organization designed to support and encourage the California cheesemaking community. This is accomplished by supporting the on-going education of cheesemakers and consumers, sharing resources, and celebrating the art and dedication to quality cheese. Membership is open to any individual with an interest in California cheese, including, farmstead, artisan and specialty cheesemakers, small dairy producers, retailers, suppliers, chefs, and cheese enthusiasts.
The North Beach Neighborhood Center: The North Beach Neighborhood Center serves 600 members of our local community daily by providing day-care, after-school programs, summer camps, meeting space, and senior programs.
Daphne Zepos: ranks among the most outspoken and dynamic cheese advocates in the United States. She is a former board member for the American Cheese Society, and was Chairperson of the ACS Annual Cheese Competition from 1999 to 2002. Daphne is a co-founder of the Cheese of Choice Coalition, an advocacy group dedicated to the preservation of raw milk and small production cheeses. From 2002 to 2005 Daphne Zepos played a lead role at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center. She selected and matured more than 300 cheeses in Artisanal’s affinage cheese caves, assembled many cheese collections, established Artisanal’s Affinage Internship program, and, with Max McCalman, created and taught Artisanal’s Cheese Master Class Program. In 2006, Daphne founded the Essex Street Cheese Company, which imports four hand-selected cheeses from Europe: a French Comté, an Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano and two Dutch aged Goudas. Daphne consults with cheese shops and teaches several classes each month for consumer and professional audiences and acts as a judge in cheese competitions in the US and in Europe.
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik: Official photographer of The Cheese School of San Francisco
Mia Nakano: Official photographer and web-designer of The Cheese School of San Francisco