Join us as we celebrate our 2022 Snail of Approval Awardees! A reception will be held after the awards and you will be able to visit our awardees and enjoy their tastes and displays. Our Slow Food Events team will also be presenting bites and beverages.
2022 Snail of Approval Awardees:
Americana, Santa Rosa
COOKIE…take a bite!, Santa Rosa
Corner Project Ales & Eats, Geyserville
Gold Ridge Organic Farms, Sebastopol
Maison Porcella, Windsor
Sunray Farm, Sonoma
Taub Family Outpost, Sonoma
In 2022 the following Snail of Approval awardees continued to provide good, clean and fair food in Sonoma County and were extended for another two years.
Bernier Farms, Black Pig Meat Co, Black Piglet Food Truck, DaVero Farms & Winery, Diavola Pizzeria and Salumeria, Estero Cafe, Handline, Laguna Farm, Seven Moons Farm (formerly Lantern Farm), The Naked Pig Cafe, Red Horse Pizza, Tierra Vegetables, Tilted Shed Ciderworks, Single Thread
Slow Food USA’s Snail of Approval directory is a national interactive Snail of Approval map that allows users to find businesses across the US that are embracing the Slow Food values.
Visit the Sonoma County map for a full list of local Snail of Approval awardees.
Slow Food in Sonoma County awards the Snail of Approval to local restaurants, farms/ranches and producers who are making a significant contribution to improving the food system. Snail of Approval is an international program which we run locally in partnership with Slow Food USA. Slow Food in Sonoma County is a partnership of two local chapters, Russian River and Sonoma County North.
We are pleased to offer a popular cheese-making class hosted by Sheana Davis, renowned cheesemaker, culinary educator, and founder of The Epicurean Connection. This event will also be a fundraiser for our chapter’s many projects.
During the class, we will be divided into workstations; each station will make a 2-3# wheel of Creme de Ricotta, a fresh cow’s milk cheese. And each of us will take home some of the cheese, as well as whey, cheesecloth, cheese ladle, recipe card, and cheese trail map.
Bring a mason jar and cooler to take home a sample of the cheese.
When we finish making the ricotta, we’ll enjoy a tasting of Sheana’s artisan cheeses, salad, and wine.
Sheana Davis has enthusiastically supported the artisan and farmstead cheese movement for over 20 years. Together with Ben Sessions, they break down the barriers to cheese production by making it accessible, easy, and fun! They are offering this special class as a way of supporting Sonoma County North.
We’ll be in an open-air state-of-the-art artisan studio with plenty of parking.
Come to support our chapter’s projects and have fun, taste and learn, and have a hands-on interactive experience making cheese!
Join Slow Food Russian River and Slow Food Sonoma County North as we honor our 2019 Snail of Approval farm awardees:
Be Here Farm + Nature – Sonoma County
Bernier Farms – Healdsburg
Laguna Farm – Sebastopol
We are excited to announce that we are also launching our Artisan Producer Snail of Approval program and awarding our first Snails to:
DaVero Farms & Winery – Healdsburg (olive oil)
Tilted Shed Ciderworks – Windsor
Our 2019 Snail of Approval renewal honorees:
Backyard – Forestville
Black Piglet – Sonoma County
Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria -Geyserville
Estero Cafe – Valley Ford
The Naked Pig – Santa Rosa
After the ceremony we will enjoy “nibbles & bites” from our Snail of Approval restaurants, farms, artisan producers and our own Slow Food Sonoma County North Events Committee. Along with wine & other beverages.
Snail of Approval recognizes these food-related providers in Sonoma County for making significant contributions to transform our food system to one that is, good, clean and fair.