Festival of Cheese and Cheese Sale

cheese festival

Each year, on the last day of the ACS Annual Conference, we host the Festival of Cheese and Cheese Sale.

Festival of Cheese Showcase

The Festival of Cheese Showcase highlights winning cheeses from among the 2,000+ artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheeses entered into ACS’s prestigious Annual Judging & Competition. Come sample winners from over 100 unique categories and enjoy them alongside gourmet foods and libations. The Festival of Cheese Showcase is included in Conference registration. This event is also open to the public: tickets can be purchased by the public online in advance, or on-site. 

Table sponsorships for the Festival of Cheese Showcase are available for purchase by specialty food producers (non-cheese) who wish to sample their product. Learn more about being a Festival of Cheese Showcase Sponsor.

Cheese Sale

Don’t miss out on America’s biggest cheese sale! Thousands of artisan, specialty and farmstead cheeses are available for purchase at 50-75% off retail prices – including cheeses you won’t ever see in your local grocer’s case. At this giant pop-up cheese shop, you will have the opportunity to browse and purchase incredible artisan cheeses from producers around the country at amazing prices, all for a great cause! Funds from the Marketplace sale support the non-profit American Cheese Education Foundation which funds scholarships for up-and-coming cheesemakers! The Cheese Sale is held concurrently with the Festival of Cheese Showcase, and is free and open to the public.