State of the Industry Reports

The 2018 State of the U.S. Artisan/Specialty Cheese Industry Survey was conducted by Researchers at the University of Missouri on behalf of ACS. Digital copies of each report can be purchased at the following rates:

  • ACS members: $50 per report, $125 for all 3 reports
  • Non-members: $295 per report, $750 for all 3 reports

Did you participate in the 2018 Survey? Thank you! Producers who participated in the 2018 survey will receive a complimentary digital copy of the Benchmarking Report via email from the survey research team at the University of Missouri .

State of the U.S. Artisan/Specialty Cheese Industry Report of Key Findings 2018Report of Key Findings

This report (17 pages) includes highlights from the 2018 survey, including data on demographics, production, marketing, food safety, industry participation, and attitudes and perceptions.
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ACS 2018 Benchmarking Report CoverBenchmarking Report

This report (30 pages), designed to help cheesemakers assess how their businesses have performed relative to others, includes data on geography, production methods, production volume, milk types, marketing and distribution practices, and profitability.
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ACS 2018 Food Safety Report CoverFood Safety Report

This report (21 pages) includes food safety-related findings such as milk type, aging practices, food safety planning, milk testing, regulatory knowledge, and inspections and audits.
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Previous Reports

2016 State of the U.S. Artisan/Specialty Cheese Industry Survey- Report of Key Findings

Funding for the State of the U.S. Artisan/Specialty Cheese Industry biennial survey is generously provided by the nonprofit American Cheese Education Foundation.