Judging & Competition

The American Cheese Society Judging & Competition, the largest judging and competition of its kind for American-made cheeses, takes places each year in conjunction with the ACS Annual Conference—and winners are announced at the Awards Ceremony held during the Conference. By hosting the Judging & Competition, ACS hopes to shine the spotlight on American cheesemakers by showcasing their talents and work as leaders within the industry, both for their excellent cheesemaking and commitment to food safety.

We celebrate and respect the craft of every cheesemaker who enters the ACS Judging & Competition. It is your individual efforts that continue to collectively advance the quality and character of American cheeses.

2019 ACS Judging & Competition Winners

2019 ACS J&C Best of Show winner, Stockinghall, from Murray's Cheese.
2019 ACS J&C Best of Show winner, Stockinghall, from Murray’s Cheese.

Congratulations to all the 2019 winners! “Stockinghall,” from Murray’s Cheese in New York, was named “Best of Show” among 1,742 entries at the ACS 2019 Judging & Competition.Second place “Best of Show” went to “Professor’s Brie” from Wegmans Food Markets in New York. Third place “Best of Show” was awarded to “Aries” from Shooting Star Creamery in California. Find a complete list of this year’s winners and judges here.