Addressing COVID-19

We value and respect the investment and confidence you place in the American Cheese Society (ACS). We know during this pandemic many in our community are facing tough choices for their families, their businesses, and their future. Our team is facing these decisions as well.

To help you in those decisions, we’re:

  • Developing virtual networking and educational resources in partnership with industry leaders including a four-part webinar series and our first ever virtual ACS Member Meeting. Learn more about all virtual offerings.
  • Maintaining a list of COVID-19 specific resources across a variety of topics, providing you with information and tools to strengthen your business during this crisis.
  • Sharing your stories, keeping cheese and specialty foods at the forefront of the public’s mind. If you’d like to be included please, please fill out this form.

We are here for you and are united in solidarity as we address our future stronger together.

HOW HAS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IMPACTED THE AMERICAN CHEESE INDUSTRY?
In May 2020, the American Cheese Society (ACS) surveyed nearly 1,000 artisan cheese community members including cheesemakers, cheesemongers, retailers, buyers, and other industry stakeholders to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the American cheese industry. Read more about the initial key findings, or view our press release.

The data and stories you provided will help fuel how we pivot our resources to meet your needs, and engage with the media and others who can provide support. We appreciate your time in helping us gather this crucial information!

JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY FOR FIRESIDE CHATS
We know that it’s easy to feel disconnected from our cheese community these days so we’re coming to you! Every Friday at 3 p.m. MT, ACS Executive Director, Karen Lundquist will host guests, talk resources, answer questions, and share your stories on Instagram Live. Connect with us and tune in on the ACS Instagram page every Friday.