Maureen Cunnie is the Operations Director for Tomales Bay Foods and Cowgirl Creamery and was previously Cowgirl Creamery’s Production Manager & Head Cheesemaker for 13 years. Under her leadership, Cowgirl Creamery created award-winning cheeses and won Best of Show at the prestigious American Cheese Society annual Judging & Competition. Prior to becoming a cheesemaker, Maureen was a chef at Greens, a San Francisco restaurant known for its commitment to high quality, local and organic ingredients. It was here that she had her first taste of Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam.
Maureen is a founding board member and past president of the California Artisan Cheese Guild where she helped establish an Artisan Cheese Making Certificate program at the College of Marin. Maureen served on the Cheese Judging Committee of the Good Food Awards and currently serves on the board of the California Artisan Cheese Festival.
Maureen has been involved with FIG since its incarnation as BEST.