Meet the Cheesemaker

Meet the Cheesemaker enables producers of cheese and cultured dairy products to meet with and sample products to hundreds of key industry distributors, retailers, buyers, and food writers from throughout North America.

  • When: Thurs, July 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Table Fee:
    • Early Bird: May 3 – May 13 – $225
    • Regular: May 14 – June 27 – $255
    • Late: June 28 – July 6 (or until full) – $295
  • Interested in attending? Admission is open to ACS Conference registrants only (full registrants and Thursday Day Pass holders). If you would like to purchase additional passes, guest passes may be purchased for $40 via the Conference registration process.

Meet the Cheesemaker is sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board.

Meet the Cheesemaker Registration

  • Please Note: The company representative must be a cheesemaker or a direct representative of the company.
  • As a participating company, you must be a current ACS Organizational member in good standing.
  • The American Cheese Society (ACS) values food safety, and we believe that our members craft the most wholesome, delicious, and safe cheeses around. Given the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) growing scrutiny of food safety, and ACS’s role as an industry leader, we strive to ensure that our members are ahead of the curve on any regulatory changes. We encourage our members to adhere to the best practices and highest standards of cheesemaking.

    To that end, all Meet the Cheesemaker participating companies are required to have practices and procedures in place to ensure that their products fall within the current pathogen levels regulated by the FDA Compliance Program for Foodborne Biological Hazards (Domestic and Imported Cheese and Cheese Products) as follows:

    Products must be free of:

    • Listeria monocytogenes
    • Salmonella
    • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), including O157:H7

    Additionally, the following must be met :

    • Escherichia coli (E. coli): not to exceed 1x104 CFU/gram
    • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC): not to exceed 1x103CFU/gram
    • Staphylococcus aureus: not to exceed 104 or greater CFU/gram; toxin test must be negative

    Full Compliance Regulations can be found online at:

  • Price: $255.00
    (PLEASE NOTE: Once you select "Submit" at the bottom of this form, you will be redirected to the ACS Shopping Cart to complete the payment process. In order to submit payment online, you must be logged in as an ACS Member. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact 720-328-2788 or [email protected])
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