Judging & Competition- About

The American Cheese Society Judging & Competition, a technical and aesthetic evaluation of American-made cheeses, takes place in June each year. The winners are then announced and celebrated at the Awards Ceremony held during the ACS Annual Conference. By hosting the Judging & Competition, ACS shines 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.