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Point Reyes Named 2013 Leopold Conservation Award Winner

POINT REYES, CA (November 18, 2013) Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company is honored to have been named the recipient of the 2013 California Leopold Conservation Award. The annual, prestigious award is given jointly by the Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation. The award honors private landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.

“We are humbled and honored to receive this award” said Lynn Giacomini Stray, Managing Partner “to be recognized for our ongoing sustainable commitments, which have always been at the core of our farming values, is especially rewarding for my family. Over the last decade we have strengthened our use of technology and innovative practices to grow our company from fluid milk to artisan cheese to agri-tourism. To put it simply, land stewardship has always been and will continue to be, the very foundation of our business.”

Launched in 2000 by Bob and Dean Giacomini and their four daughters, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company hand-crafts all-natural, award-winning cheese on their family farm, founded in 1959. Produced in small batches, Original Blue, Toma, Bay Blue and Fresh Mozzarella are distributed nationally and available at specialty grocers and independent cheese retailers.

In 2010 the company opened The Fork, a Culinary and Educational Center. The Fork offers consumer and trade-focused educational experiences that highlight the true meaning of ‘farm-to-table’ as it relates to dairy and artisan cheese production in Northern California.

The Leopold Conservation Award is a competitive award that recognizes landowner achievement in voluntary conservation. Sand County Foundation presents Leopold Conservation Awards in California, Colorado, Kentucky, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. For more information, see attached Press Release below.

Point Reyes Farmstead Marketing & Media Contact
Jill Giacomini Basch, Managing Partner, 800.591.6878,