American Cheese Society Annual Conference

37th Annual ACS Conference & Competition

Each year, ACS hosts the foremost educational conference and world-renowned cheese competition in North America. More than 1,300 cheese professionals, purchasers, and influencers from throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe attend to network, sample products, and learn from one another. The Annual ACS Judging & Competition is held in conjunction with the ACS Conference, recognizing cheeses and cultured dairy products of the highest quality for their aesthetic and technical merits.

2020 Conference & Competition Decision

After deliberation, due to events outside our control, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 37th Annual ACS Conference & Competition, scheduled to take place in Portland, Oregon July 22-25.

To best serve you, we ask 2020 conference registrants, sponsors, and Meet the Cheesemaker participants to please visit this page to explore your options. You may view our full press release around our cancellation decision here.

We’ve also made adjustments to our plans for the 2020 Certification Exams scheduled for July 22. There will be no in-person seating for the CCP™ Exam, we are exploring online proctoring options for this fall. The T.A.S.T.E. Test® is unfortunately cancelled for 2020. Learn more here.

Save the DateACS Is Going Virtual!

Save the date for the first ever, online-only ACS conference, July 23-25.

This conference experience will be full of valuable educational and networking events and opportunities. We look forward to gathering with you this summer over the course of this two-and-a-half-day series of offerings, so mark your calendars now! More information will be posted here soon.