Our Trade Members

What is a Trade Member?

Trade Members are individuals or companies that participate in the commerce of cheese made in Massachusetts from milk produced in Massachusetts. These include suppliers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, regulatory agencies, and members of the press who support the purposes of the Massachusetts Cheese Guild.

Some of the benefits of holding Corporate Trade membership:

  • All of your employees can be members at no additional cost.  Just pull them into your bundle, we’ll help you.
  • Opportunities for Pairing Events  
  • Video Placement on the Guild website
  • Education Sessions for employees 
  • Great Cheeses of Massachusetts Program (for retail stores)

For more information, contact us at info@macheeseguild.org.


The Charter Members formed the first Advisory Board and eastablished the direction of the Guild with initiatives such as the Great Cheeses of Massachusetts program.  The current Advisory Board is elected by all the Trade and Enthusiast Members.  The CHARTER membership category is now closed – with our tremendous gratitude to these early supporters who essentially underwrote the formation of the Guild. CHARTER members are shown below in ALL CAPS.

Sustaining Members

CONCORD CHEESE SHOP, led by Peter Lovis, Concord, MA
SHUBIES’S MARKETPLACE, led by Dougy Shubie, Marblehead, MA
PAUL W. MARKS COMPANY, led by Paul W. Marks II, Everett, MA
SEACREST FOODS INTERNATIONAL, Inc., led by Shawn Hockert / Alison Holmes, Lynn, MA
SHIRAZI DISTRIBUTING, led by Joshua Shirazi, Boston, MA
WORLD’S BEST CHEESE, led by Stephen Gellert, Armonk, NY

Corporate Members

Pairing Partners

Aaronap Cellars, led by Noel Powell, Westford, MA
Doves and Figs, led by Robin Cohen, Arlington, MA
Follow the Honey, led by Mary Canning, Cambridge, MA
Fox Point Pickling Company, led by Ziggy Goldfarb, Providence  RI
Nashoba Brook Bakery, led by Kimberly Genovesi, Concord, MA

New England Charcuterieled by Charles Griffin, Waltham, MA

Notch Brewing, led by Zac Antjak, Salem, MA

Sweet Lydia’s, led by Lydia Blanchard, Lowell, MA

Westport Rivers Winery led by Bill Russell, Westport, MA

Retail Stores

Allandale Farm, led by Karyn Coughlin, Chestnut Hill, MA
AMERICAN PROVISIONS, led by Matt Thayer / Andy Fadous, South Boston, MA
Boston Cheese Cellar led by Adam Shutes, Roslindale MA
Butcher Boy Market, led by Thomas Yameen, N. Andover MA
The Cave, led by Laura Cramer, Gloucester MA

The Cheese Shop of Salem, led by Peter Endicott, Salem MA
CENTRAL BOTTLE WINE + PROVISIONS, led by Maureen Rubino, Cambridge, MA
City Feed & Supplyled by David Warner, Jamaica Plain, MA
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, led by Laurence Spitzer, Concord, MA
Duck Soup, led by Louise Mawhinney, Sudbury, MA

Eataly Boston, led by Greg Blais, Boston, MA
FALMOUTH WINE & SPIRITS, led by Jaycine Hedlund, Falmouth, MA
The Farm Stand, led by Kristen Cummings, Carlisle, MA
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, led by Tom Berger, Pittsfield, MA
Lees Market, led by Tracy Anthony, Westport MA
Main Street Wine & Gourmet, led by Robert Shortsleeve, Orleans, MA
Mill City Cheesemongers, led by Beth Falk, Lowell, MA

North Falmouth Cheese Shop, led by Jennifer Dwyer, North Falmouth, MA

Olive Connection, led by Charles and Carol Sapoznik, Brookline MA
Paired, Poured & Plated, led by Jean F. Killeen, Northborough MA
Pecorino Country Cheese Shop, led by Simone Linsin, West Grafton, MA
Salt & Olive, led by Mary Taylor, Cambridge MA

Tutto Bene Wine & Cheese Cellars, led by Wendi Wilkins, Lowell, MA
VERRILL FARM, led by Stephen and Joan Verrill, Concord, MA
Volante Farms, led by Todd Heberlein, Needham MA

Wellfleet Chick Coop & Farm, led by Victoria Pecoraro, Wellfleet, MA

Windfall Market, led by Jennifer Fitts, Falmouth MA

Restaurants and Caterers

Cristo’s Kitchen Catering, led by Christopher Hoffman, Woburn, MA

Harvest Grille, led by Tim Shaw, Jefferson, MA
HENRIETTA’S TABLE, led by Chef Peter Davis, Cambridge MA

Henry’s Patio, led by Henry Farmer, Malden, MA
L’ESPALIER, led by Fromager Louis Risoli, Boston MA

La Famiglia Giorgio’s, led by Al Giorgio, Boston, MA

moonstones, led by Holly Johnson, Chelmsford MA

Somerville Brewing Company, led by Caitlin Jewell, Somerville, MA

Water Street Kitchen, led by John Wilson, Woods Hole, MA

Publications, Distributors, Brokers, and Vendors

CARDOOS-McKENNA, Broker, led by Sheree Cardoos, Marshfield, MA
CULTURE MAGAZINE, Stephanie Skinner, Lynnfield, MA
Dole and Bailey, led by Julieanna Knoettner, Woburn, MA
THE FOOD VOICE, led by Ilene Bezahler and Louisa Kasdon, Brookline, MA
Fresh Food Sales & Marketing, led by Judy White, Framingham, MA
Fresh Ideas/Costa Fruit, led by James Stringer, Boston MA

K. PRYOR & ASSOCIATES, Broker, led by Kathy Pryor, Nashua, NH
PAGE & PEDERSEN, led by Jackie Page, Hopkinton, MA
PRICE SLOANE SPECIALTY MARKETING, Brokers, led by Bob Price / Bill Sloane, Sudbury, MA
NEW ENGLAND CHEESEMAKING SUPPLY, led by Ricki Carroll, South Deerfield, MA
Provisions International, led by Robert Feinburg, White River Junction VT

SyscoBoston LLC, led by Rob Ferrucci, Plympton MA
Vermont Cheese Council, led by Tom Bivins, Stowe VT

Farmers Markets and Ag Fairs

In the Weeds, farmers’ market sales, led by Victoria Pecoraro, Wellfleet MA
Say Cheese, farmers’ market sales, led by Joanie Chipman, Rochester MA
THE BIG E, led by Elena Hovnagimian, West Springfield, MA
WAYLAND WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET, led by Peg Mallett, Wayland, MA

Individual Trade Members

SUSAN STURMAN, Academie Opus Caseus, Brookline MA
LINDA LUKE, Marketing Specialist, The Luke Group Inc, Hingham, MA
SUSAN RYAN ACKELL, Personal Chef/Event Planner, Falmouth, MA
ROBERT AGUILERA, Artisanal Cheese expert, Fromagex, Newton MA

SARAH JENNINGS, Artisanal Cheese expert, Marblehead, MA
Jessica Callow, NourishYourCraft.com, Lincoln, MA
David Drew, Executive Chef, Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge, MA
Darren Maggio, Partner, Off the Vine Catering, Stoughton MA

Joseph Florio, Executive Sous Chef, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA
Colleen Hoey, Sid Wainer & Son, New Bedford, MA
Hannah Matthews, Katsiroubas Produce, Boston, MA
Leah Mojer, Bartlett’s Farm, Nantucket, MA
Robert Page, Hardwick, MA

Michael Panasuk, Executive Chef, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA
Kristina Siou, Best Cheese USA, Providence RI
Patricia Gadsby, Writer/Editor, Farmer’s Market Organizer, Woods Hole MA
Susanne Greelish, Bake N Joy, Watertown, MA