The Cheese Board Collective (English/Spanish)


MSF put this short piece together from archived and new footage for The Cheese Board for their presentation at the Worker Cooperative Conference August 2012 in Boston. The Cheese Board Collective is a wonderful example of the cooperative principles lived. The community agrees, with the line outside the Cheese Board snaking down the block, rain or shine, as soon as they open year ‘round.

I read an interview with Chez Panisse chef, Alice Waters, who said that she picked her Berkeley location (a corridor since named the “Gourmet Ghetto”) because of it’s proximity to the Cheese Board.   The Cheese Board can also be seen in this short video of a bike tour of Berkeley worker cooperatives co-sponsored by NoBAWC and the East Bay Express newspaper.