Official Cheesemongers

The Official Conference Cheesemonger Team

Each year, the ACS Annual Conference relies on the hard work and dedication of countless volunteers. Among these key volunteers are the Official Conference Cheesemongers, the individuals who oversee and manage the receipt, movement, storage, and preparation of thousands of cheeses and other donated products that play a starring role in ACS Conference events. Due to the importance and scope of this volunteer role, ACS selects a team of three Official Conference Cheesemongers to support the Conference each year.

Congratulations to our 2017 Official Conference Cheesemonger Team! Click on the names below to learn more about the trio that will be overseeing and preparing all of the cheeses and accompaniments for ACS members to enjoy in Denver this summer:

“Being an Official Conference Cheesemonger was amazing and will be one of the most memorable events of my career. I gained lasting experience, knowledge, and friendship. It helped me realize my existing skillset and expand upon others. I enjoyed unparalleled leadership, communication, and teamwork thanks to my co-OCCs. I will always be thankful for the confidence in myself and my trade that I acquired during the conference. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is detail driven, enjoys working with others, and is passionate about the best food ever…cheese!”

-Arielle Neher, 2016 Official Conference Cheesemonger

“I loved being an 2016 OCC! How do you become part of an indestructible team who can do anything? Become an OCC. Want to make lifelong friendships with amazing people? Become an OCC. How can you give back to your industry by supporting ACS? Become an OCC. Can you work hard and be both effective and efficient? Become an OCC. Want to meet your cheese heroes? Become an OCC. Can you make a positive impact and lead others? Become an OCC. Want to carry that feeling of a job well done for the rest of your life? Become an OCC.”

-Meredith Fitzgerald, 2016 Official Conference Cheesemonger

Past ACS Official Conference Cheesemongers: