Cheese in San Francisco: an Insider’s Tour

Come to the nexus of the American Artisanal Cheese movement: San Francisco and Marin Counties. We will visit San Francisco’s top cheesemongers, and travel up the magnificent coastline to visit with some of Marin County’s longest- established and also newest cheesemakers and retailers. We will also attend the new Yountsville Cheese Festival organized by Sheana Davis.

This program will involve a great deal of walking. Professionals only.


  • Four days guided visits and discussions (32+ hours)
  • Class size limited to 6; minimum 4 enrollments required for course to be held
  • Tuition, including lodging (double occupancy) & most meals: $3000

Cheesemonger visits:*

Cheesemaker visits:*

Special Events:

  • Cheese School of San Francisco class on the history of American Artisanal Cheese
  • Reception with California Cheese Guild members at The Fork at Point Reyes
  • Yountsville Cheese Festival

*visits subject to change; any replacements will be of equal quality and interest.