Meet the Maker is an educational series brought to you by The California Artisan Cheese Guild in an effort to create an opportunity for cheese enthusiasts and industry members to meet the makers that make our cheese industry so special.
Their October guest is Point Reyes Farmstead Creamery (PRFC) featuring VP of Operations, Kuba Hemmerling.
In 1959 the Giacomini 's established a successful dairy farm in Marin county, CA just north of San Francisco. In 2000, together with their daughters, they began making cheese on the farm with milk from their own herd of Holsteins. Today, sisters, Diana, Lynn and Jill own and run the company that is recognized nationally as an award-winning producer best-in-class, hand-crafted, artisan cheese. The Point Reyes Farmstead product line contains Original Blue, Bay Blue, Toma, TomaProvence, TomaTruffle, TomaRashi, Gouda, and Quinta. The cheeses are available nationally at independent cheese shops and specialty grocers.
In 2009, Kuba Hemmerling came to Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company as Head Cheese Maker and Plant Manager, he is now VP of Operations. Kuba assumed production responsibilities for the company’s flagship cheese, Original Blue. Under his direction, PRFC expanded its product line with Toma in 2010 and an Aged Gouda, Fresh Mozzarella in 2011, Bay Blue in 2012 and thier line of flavored Toma in 2019. In 2022, their newest cheese Quinta was launched, and their entire line of cheese has won numerous awards in recent years, including ACS, Sofi and Good Food Awards.
Find out more about the history of PRFC, as well as learning more about Kuba's background as a cheesemaker during this 30-minute panel discussion, followed by 30 minutes of virtual cheese tasting and Q&A.
Meet the Maker is held virtually via Zoom and includes conversation and Q&A with each guest.
If you would like to participate in the virtual tasting option, alongside Kuba, please order the Everyday Essentials gift pack at 15% off! Enter discount code CACG2023 at checkout! To ensure your cheese arrives in time for the event, at checkout please select a requested delivery date or 10/17 or earlier.
The California Artisan Cheese Guild is a non-profit and a collaborative community of makers, mongers, distributors, food writers, and food safety experts. Their Mission is to celebrate the quality and diversity of artisan cheese produced in California through partnerships, outreach and education.