Nikki Thomas

There is a touch of irony to my lifelong love of cheese, having grown up in the Philippines where 50% of the native population is lactose intolerant. I’ve sold cheese to Joe Montana, cooked at Michelin-starred restaurants and have a degree in genetics. I’ve been at The Chefs’ Warehouse for two plus years, and prior to that sold cheese for seven years to chefs all over the San Francisco Bay Area. I have two young children, one who loves cheese and one who claims he doesn’t like it but eats it anyway. I live in Napa and am fully on board with the wine and cheese culture.

There’s Excellence in Valley Ford

About 10 years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Karen Bianchi-Moreda for the first time. She was in her first year of producing a...

The Ladies of Domestic Goats Cheese

Spring has sprung! Menus are featuring lamb, green garlic, asparagus, Thumbelina carrots, English peas… and goat cheese. One must not forget goat cheese!

Eating Local: Nicasio Cheese

The Lafranchi Family’s been ranching in Nicasio (Marin) since the early 1900’s. They are proud of the quality of their operation and the family foundation on which their business is built.

Cheese & Charcuterie for the Holidays, SF

Fall is a favorite season for many, including foodies. The crisper weather is reason enough to indulge your palette and opt for something a...