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Award Winning Summer for Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company


BEST OF SHOW (and more!) at 2018 California State Fair Cheese Competition in Sacramento, CA Four medals at 2018 American Cheese Society Annual Judging & Competition, Pittsburgh, PA



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Point Reyes, CA (August 6, 2018) – Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company had a banner Summer, to say the least.

  • On Thursday June 21st in Sacramento, CA, for the third year in a row, the company was awarded the California State Fair’s top award: Best in Show Cows’ Milk Cheese, --this year for Gouda. Gouda also won the top award in the Hard Cheese Category. Additionally, the company’s Bay Blue won Silver in the Semi-Soft Cheese Category and Toma won Gold in California Originals.
  • On Friday July 27th in Pittsburgh, PA at the American Cheese Society’s Annual Judging & Competition, the company took home four medals. Toma earned Silver in the American Originals Category. Mozzarella, California Coastal Blue and Pimento Cheese all won Bronze.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the recognition our cheeses have earned this Summer” said Diana Giacomini, Co-Owner/CFO. Lynn Giacomini, Co-Owner/COO added, “In January we opened our second creamery, about 30 minutes away from the farm. These awards reflect the hard work and commitment we put into maintaining quality while adopting new systems and adapting to new equipment. We’re making more cheese than ever in order to expand our national sales presence. The wins will certainly help us spread the word.”

About Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company In 1959 Bob and Dean Giacomini established their successful dairy farm just north of Point Reyes Station in Marin County, CA. In 2000, together with their daughters, the family began making hand-crafted cheese on the farm with milk from their own herd of Holsteins. In 2010, they opened The Fork, a culinary and educational center, offering farm-to-table educational experiences for both consumers and the trade. In 2018, now 100% Women-Owned by sisters Diana, Lynn and Jill, the company expanded to Petaluma, with the opening of a second creamery, warehouse and distribution center. The Point Reyes Farmstead product line is available at independent cheese shops and specialty grocers, at The Fork, local-area farmers’ markets and online at

Point Reyes Farmstead Marketing & Media Contact Jill Giacomini Basch, Co-Owner/CMO, 800.591.6878,