Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company has been named 2019 Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s San Francisco District Office. The cheese business expanded last year by opening a $7 million plant in Petaluma.
Co-owners and sisters Diana Giacomini Hagan, Lynn Giacomini Stray, and Jill Giacomini Basch run the second-generation family business. They were nominated for successfully transitioning f to environmentally sustainable, artisanal cheese making methods to reduce stress on the land.
The company currently employs 85 people and expects to add up to 15 new hires over the next two years, with the goal of doubling cheese production in the next five years.