Meet the Cheesemaker

Meet the Cheesemaker takes place during the ACS Annual Conference. The event enables producers of cheese and cultured dairy products to meet with and sample products to hundreds of key industry distributors, retailers, buyers, and food writers from throughout North America.

Date and Time of Meet The Cheesemaker

Thursday, August 1st
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Retailer and Distributor Preview
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Open to all Attendees

Register to Exhibit at Meet the Cheesemaker!


Exhibiting at Meet the Cheesemaker

In order to reserve a table at Meet the Cheesemaker, you must be an Organizational Member of ACS who is eligible to enter our Judging & Competition. Table reservations for Meet the Cheesemaker are separate from your ACS Conference registration and must be processed using your Organizational Membership credentials. Space is limited, and reservations are open until all tables are filled.

Meet the Cheesemaker Table FeesRateStart DateEnd Date
Pre-Registration$250March 1March 15
Early$275March 16June 28
Regular$325June 29On-site, space permitting

Attending Meet the Cheesemaker

Admission is open to all ACS Conference registrants (full registrants and Thursday Day Pass holders).

If you are a registrant and would like to purchase additional passes, guest passes may be purchased during the Conference registration process, or by contacting the ACS office.

Meet the Cheesemaker is sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board.

Table sponsors at Meet the Cheesemaker

Starting in 2019, Festival Marketplace sponsors have the opportunity to add a table at Meet the Cheesemaker. Space is limited, and is available exclusively to Festival Marketplace sponsors at a 50% discount off the $1,500 rate. Contact us  to inquire about space availability and to reserve your spot.