The New York State Cheese Makers Guild has begun its 2012-2013 membership drive. If you are a cheese maker, aspiring cheese maker, cheese lover, food retailer, restaurant owner or chef and/or owner of a cheese-related business, the guild welcomes your support.

This fall the Cheese Makers Guild is sponsoring cheese making 101 basic workshops, dates to be announced. Also please inquire if interested in advanced cheese making workshops or to spend the day with a master cheese maker.

Executive administrator, Nicole Day of Agriforaging, has been hired to serve the needs of the organization and its members. To request a membership packet, please e-mail the Cheese Makers Guild at or call Nicole Day at 607-427-9848.