About

ABOUT THE

ANIATA CHEESE CO.

The Aniata Cheese Company distributes and imports fine gourmet food items throughout California. As our name implies, we have a strong orientation toward artisan and imported cheeses, stocking a unique selection of the world’s best. Growing from that base, we also carry an excellent selection of condiments, crackers, charcuterie and other fine foods that allow your customers to entertain in style!

We are a wholesaler to gourmet shops and grocers, hotels and resorts, and fine-dining restaurants. If you are one of these companies, we look forward to working with you. Our commitment to you is high quality products and excellent customer service.

If you are a consumer looking for one of the products we distribute, give us a call. We can direct you to the nearest place you can buy it. Please understand, however, that we cannot sell directly to you.

Jonathan McDowell, ACS CCP

General Manager

A San Diego native with deep roots in the Midwest, Jon joined The Aniata Cheese Company in 2013 after spending several years at Whole Foods Market as a cheese buyer. In 2012 he completed a short course in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison – later earning his Certified Cheese Professional accreditation through the American Cheese Society – a part of the inaugural class.

Sigfried Von Frankenburg-Leu “Ziggy”

Bay Area Sales Manager

Cheese Sling’n!

Warehouse Staff

Warehouse Staff

Working behind the scenes, these are the folks that make sure incoming products are checked and properly stored. They make sure orders are picked and delivered correctly.

Wayne Thornhill & Jeff Kudo

Delivery Staff

We have always placed a premium on the delivery experience. So much can go wrong in the last mile—or few feet—of an artisan food’s journey to a retailer or restaurant. Our drivers have a combined 50 years of experience in delivery and customer interaction.