Membership Levels

    Click on the member levels below for a listing of benefits offered at each level, or download a chart of membership benefits.

    Member Level 1: Producer (Professional)

    The Producer membership is for cheesemakers only – individuals and companies involved in the production of cheese and dairy products. Available at the Individual, Small Business or Corporate Level. Memberships are active through December 31, 2014.

    • Individual Membership provides benefits to the individual listed.  In our member directory, the individual’s organization will be listed under the individual’s record, if applicable. ($199)
    • Small Business Membership provides benefits to 3 individuals within the organization.  These benefits can be moved to different individuals throughout the year.  The primary contact for the Small Business Organization is eligible to vote for all Board elections and By-Law changes. ($575)
    • Corporate Membership provides benefits to 5 individuals within the organization.  These benefits can be moved to different individuals throughout the year.  In addition, member rates for the ACS Conference and for the Certified Cheese Professional™ Exam can be applied to all employees within the organization.  The primary contact for the Corporate Organization is eligible to vote for all Board elections and By-Law changes. ($995)

    Join online or download a printable membership form.

    Member Level 2: Trade Affiliate (Professional)

    The Trade Affiliate membership is for individuals and companies involved in the distribution and marketing of cheese and/or cheese-related products – retailers, foodservice/restaurateurs, distributors, suppliers, writers/PR, educators, affineurs and technical members.  Available at the Individual, Small Business or Corporate Level. Memberships are active through December 31, 2014.

    • Individual Membership provides benefits to the individual listed.  In our member directory, the individual’s organization will be listed under the individual’s record, if applicable. ($199)
    • Small Business Membership provides benefits to 3 individuals within the organization.  These benefits can be moved to different individuals throughout the year.  The primary contact for the Small Business Organization is eligible to vote for all Board elections and By-Law changes. ($575)
    • Corporate Membership provides benefits to 5 individuals within the organization.  These benefits can be moved to different individuals throughout the year.  In addition, member rates for the ACS Conference and for the Certified Cheese Professional™ Exam can be applied to all employees within the organization.  The primary contact for the Corporate Organization is eligible to vote for all Board elections and By-Law changes. ($995)

    Join online or download a printable membership form.

    Member Level 3: Associate (Non-Professional: Student and Enthusiast Levels)

    The Associate membership is for the cheese enthusiast and those consumers or students who want to gain and/or increase their knowledge about the world of specialty cheese. Available at the Student or Enthusiast level. Memberships are active through December 31, 2014.

    Join online or download a printable membership form.