Emiliano Lee is a self-proclaimed Good Food Advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area. A cheesemonger, educator, and advocate for small craft producers, Emiliano recently founded and directed Farmshop’s retail program, opening their Artisan Market in 2011 after establishing himself in the cheese world working in Utah for several years. Emiliano left Farmshop in 2015 and is working towards opening Cheese & Sundry, a new business in his hometown of Oakland, CA in 2016.
Emiliano was inducted into the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers in 2015, currently sits on the Board of Directors for the California Artisan Cheese Guild as Trade Vice President, and organizes gatherings for the Norcal & Socal Cheese Collectives.
He has judged for the American Cheese Society regularly since 2009 and has judged the Specialty Food Association SOFI Awards (all categories) and Good Food Awards (Cheese, Chocolate); has been a panelist, moderator, or instructor at the Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference, ACS Conference, Eat Real Festival, and the Cheese School of San Francisco; and has had columns and features published in Culture Magazine, Huffington Post, Sunset, Vogue, and more.