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Call for Presentations – 2023

Do you have broad experience as a presenter (working with and speaking to diverse audiences)? Is your content fresh and highly relevant to cheese industry professionals or enthusiasts? Would your audiences describe you as a dynamic presenter? If you answered … Continue reading

2023 ACS Annual Conference

40 Years of Cheese Des Moines, IA July 18-21, 2023 Hear from our Host City Committee  

Cyber Security Webinar

CDR, in conjunction with M3 Insurance and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, are offering this LIVE WEBINAR to help those in the dairy industry stay vigilant against cyber security threats. This webinar will cover the economic impact of cyber-attacks and look … Continue reading

GMP/Food Safety Training

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) resulted in the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule. This rule requires that all workers employed by a food company must be qualified individuals. To be a qualified individual each employee must receive … Continue reading

Ripened Lactic Acid Cheeses Short Course

In this three-day Master Class, participants will make surface ripened Lactic Acid cheeses, namely Figaro (a variation of Chaource), Valencay and Epoisses. Lactic Acid cheeses are those predominantly coagulated by Lactic Acid. For contrast, we will also make Camembert, which … Continue reading

 ACS CCP® Education Series – Part 2

ACS CCP® Education Series Date: June 9th & June 23rd Time: 4pm – 5pm MT Session Description: Come and join us as members of the Certification Committee walk through parts of the Body of Knowledge and bring questions related to … Continue reading

 ACS CCP® Education Series – Part 1

ACS CCP® Education Series Date: June 9th & June 23rd Time: 4pm – 5pm MT Session Description: Come and join us as members of the Certification Committee walk through parts of the Body of Knowledge and bring questions related to … Continue reading

T.A.S.T.E. TEST INFORMATIONAL SESSION

T.A.S.T.E. TEST INFORMATIONAL SESSION – REGISTER NOW Date: May 12th Time: 4pm – 5pm MT Session Description: Join us for a breakdown of what to expect during the upcoming 2022 ACS T.A.S.T.E. TEST® followed by a Q & A session … Continue reading

ACS Presents: The Code Red Series

  “This is a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable.” – The UN Secretary-General António Guterres     The American Cheese Society presents The Code Red Series   From makers to mongers, … Continue reading

Meet the Maker: Beehive Cheese

Meet the Maker: Beehive Cheese Co. Join the CA Artisan Cheese Guild for our first virtual meet-up of the year! We will be meeting each month on zoom to share product and industry information, hear cheesemaker stories and partake in … Continue reading

ACS Conference Scholarships Close May 1st

ACS Conference Scholarships applications close on May 1st! Interested in attending the ACS Conference but not sure if its in the budget this year? Apply to an ACS Conference Scholarship! If you do not receive a scholarship of any kind … Continue reading

2022 Maine Cheese Festival

Experience great cheese, live music, food trucks, and more including the announcements of winners from the 2nd Annual Maine Cheese Awards.

Maine Open Creamery Day

This Maine Cheese Guild-sponsored event showcases Maine’s may artisanal creameries, their farms, animals, cheeses and other products, right at the source. Always the Sunday of Indigenous People’s Day.

American Cheese Society Annual Conference

The American Cheese Society is the leader in promoting and supporting American cheeses and we are gearing up for the first face-to-face conference since 2019. Attendees can look forward to getting together for education and hands-on training, sampling cheese and … Continue reading

American Cheese Society Judging and Competition

The American Cheese Society Judging and Competition, the largest event of its kind for American-made cheeses, will take place May 19-20, 2022, at the Huntington Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus. Winners announced at the 39th ACS … Continue reading

Pasteurization Short Course

Participants in this three-day course will gain knowledge on the operational and regulatory procedures used for pasteurization, with an emphasis on milk. The course begins with a focus on the composition and microbiology of milk to set the stage for … Continue reading

Cultured Dairy Products Short Course

To gain knowledge of the materials and processes used to make cultured dairy products. This 3-day course begins with an overview of cultured product processing, dairy ingredients, and starter cultures. These principles are applied in lectures on the manufacture of … Continue reading

2022 ACS Annual Conference Sponsors

Conference Sponsorship Each year, ACS hosts the foremost educational conference for cheese professionals. Producers, retailers, distributors, and other influencers from throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and beyond attend to network, sample products, and learn from one another. Contact us today … Continue reading

Artisan Cheesemakers Winter Conferece

This virtual/online event is designed to provide exposure to new ideas and educational experiences for artisan cheesemakers – to help them advance their cheesemaking and business practices, as well as our industry as a whole. While our content focuses on … Continue reading

Theory and Practice of Italian Cheese

Course Highlights • Spend time in the diaries of five Tuscan artisan cheesemakers who have been making cheese all their lives and form part of a tradition handed down through generations • Three types of milk: cow, sheep, goat • … Continue reading

Mozzarella and its Cousins

Professional development course designed and led by Maria Sarnataro, professional instructor about cheese and wine On this course you will learn how to make pasta filata cheeses: mozzarella and burrata. It takes place at two traditional dairies in the province … Continue reading

Mozzarella and its Cousins

Professional development course designed and led by Maria Sarnataro, professional instructor about cheese and wine On this course you will learn how to make pasta filata cheeses: mozzarella and burrata. It takes place at two traditional dairies in the province … Continue reading

Fundamentals of Food Science

This course covers the core concepts of Food Science and will be held from June 27, 2022—to July 1, 2022. It is designed for technical personnel from other disciplines (chemistry, biology, engineering) and non-technical personnel who have little or no … Continue reading

2022 ACS Certification Exams

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE APPLICATION & FEES DEADLINES!!!!  2022 CERTIFIED CHEESE PROFESSIONAL® EXAM We will be holding the CCP® Exam in-person on July 20, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. The application period for the 2022 exam is now closed. … Continue reading

Deadlines and Fees for 2022 ACS Certification

The application period for the 2022 ACS Certified Cheese Professional Exam and the ACS Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator T.A.S.T.E Test® is now closed. Important Deadlines for the ACS Certification Programs January 21 – March 31: Application period open for ACS … Continue reading

2022 ACS Annual Conference

  Blazing the Trail for Cheese Portland, Oregon July 20-23, 2022   The American Cheese Society is the leader in promoting and supporting American cheeses and we held our first face-to-face conference since 2019 in July 2022.  Attendees were able … Continue reading

ACS CCSE® Directory

An ACS Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator® (CCSE®) has successfully passed the ACS T.A.S.T.E. Test®, thus demonstrating the ability to evaluate cheese using sensory and organoleptic assessments. The ACS CCSE® certification is a mark of excellence and achievement that reflects a … Continue reading

ACS CCP® Directory

The ACS Certified Cheese Professional® Exam (ACS CCP® Exam) offers professionals in the cheese industry the opportunity to earn the distinguished title of ACS Certified Cheese Professional® or ACS CCP®. The letters ACS CCP® designate that an individual has demonstrated … Continue reading

Donate to ACS

Consider a Year-End Gift to ACS   It’s been an unprecedented time and ACS continues to provide support to this industry that we love so much. As we approach the end of the year, please remember to consider the American … Continue reading

Theory & Practice of Italian Cheese

Course Highlights • Spend time in the diaries of five Tuscan artisan cheesemakers who have been making cheese all their lives and form part of a tradition handed down through generations • Three types of milk: cow, sheep, goat • … Continue reading

Theory & Practice of Italian Cheese

Course Highlights • Spend time in the diaries of five Tuscan artisan cheesemakers who have been making cheese all their lives and form part of a tradition handed down through generations • Three types of milk: cow, sheep, goat • … Continue reading

International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day 2021

Celebrate tradition by joining Oldways Cheese Coalition in recognizing producers who make raw milk cheeses! Saturday, October 16, 2021 is the 7th International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day. Visit cheese counters to purchase, taste, and tell others about delicious raw milk … Continue reading

Packing and Shipping your Competition Entries 2019

Shipping Materials are Now Available The documents required for shipping your competition entries is now available. Log in to the Online Competition Entry System for access to your shipping materials. Receiving Day Your product should be shipped to arrive on … Continue reading

Judging & Competition

The 2022 Judging & Competition winners have been announced. Log back in below to view your feedback and scores! To view your entries, click here. The Largest cheese event of its kind took place May 19-20, 2022, ahead of 39th … Continue reading

Enter

The 2022 Judging & Competition is no longer accepting entries. Submissions for the 2023 Judging & Competition will open in January 2023. If you have any questions about entering the ACS Judging & Competition, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us. … Continue reading

ACS Judging & Competition Cheese Entry Categories

The 2022 Judging & Competition is closed for entries. View Your Submissions Here The ACS Judging & Competition Committee has defined the following entry categories for the products entered into the ACS Judging & Competition. Download the ACS Judging & … Continue reading

2021 ACS Annual Conference Sponsors

Conference Sponsorship Each year, ACS hosts the foremost educational conference for cheese professionals. Producers, retailers, distributors, and other influencers from throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and beyond attend to network, sample products, and learn from one another. Learn more about sponsoring … Continue reading

ACS Sponsorship

For us to continue providing relevant resources and opportunities during these turbulent times, we are asking sponsors to provide financial support. Whether you are interested in sponsoring  a specific effort or starting a mission sponsorship, we would be happy to … Continue reading

2021 Meet The Cheesemaker

American Cheese Society’s ‘Meet the Cheesemaker‘ Takes On A Virtual Twist This popular experience will be back at the 2021 American Cheese Society Annual Conference, and cheesemakers will be able to visit with attendees in small groups during the two-hour event on the ACS Annual Conference virtual event platform. Meet the Cheesemaker Powered by Gourmet Dash will … Continue reading

Cheesemaker General Mission Sponsor

Number Available Unlimited PRE-SHOW Website Recognition Logo PRE-SHOW Conference Event Guide Recognition Logo inside PRE-SHOW Conference Promotional E-Mails –weekly Name DURING SHOW Virtual Exhibit Booth Yes DURING SHOW Full Conference Registrations (For Employee Use — Not Transferrable) 1 DURING SHOW … Continue reading