OUR PASSION
IS
ARTISAN CHEESE
As ambassadors of cheese and its close-knit community, we take seriously our job to sell, care for and educate people about quality cheese, both domestic and international.

 

 

OUR STORY
When we started Tomales Bay Foods in 1995, we planned to promote and sell the best artisan and farmstead cheese from Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

 

WHEN WE STARTED, THE IDEA THAT SOME OF OUR LOCAL DAIRIES MIGHT SOMEDAY MAKE THEIR OWN CHEESE ON THE FARM WAS A FAR-OFF DREAM.
We couldn’t imagine that twenty years later our American cheesemakers would produce cheeses rivaling the best to be found in Europe or that the number of dairies making cheese in our Northern California region would climb from a half a dozen in 1995 to over thirty currently.

 

OUR PRACTICE
We offer expert advice and education. We believe that it is essential to inform chefs and cheesemongers on the care, serving and seasonality of our offerings.

 

WE HAVE AN OPEN DIALOGUE WITH OUR PRODUCER PARTNERS, ALLOWING FOR HONEST FEEDBACK AND QUALITY CONTROL.
In most cases, we purchase directly from the cheesemakers and speak with them on a weekly basis, so that we can best represent their cheeses. We also regularly taste their cheeses and are able to talk about seasonal differences in flavor.
In addition, our Library of Cheese is a handy, up-to-date resource for our customers. Every week we email our cheesemonger picks, which will help you with ideas regarding your cheese purchasing decisions.

 

MEET OUR TEAM
We are ambassadors for cheese and the cheese community. Our team is made up of individuals with incredible integrity and a strong work ethic. Previously cheesemongers, cheesemakers, chefs, journalists, and more – we call upon our strengths to make our day-to-day work as valuable as possible. We are food people through and through.

 

 

 

Debra Dickerson
Sales Manager

Aislinn Muir
Purchasing Manager

Emily Shartin
Wholesale Operations Manager

Navid Manoochehri
Sales Associate

Kelly Moore
Sales Associate

Rebecca Buhler
Sales Associate

Kim Kilpela
Wholesale Administrative Lead

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