May is American Cheese Month!

American Cheese Month is May!

American Cheese Month is Now in May

In 2019, The American Cheese Education Foundation (ACEF) Board of Directors voted to move American Cheese Month from October to May to better support the needs of cheesemakers and retailers. The next official American Cheese Month will be May 2020.

American Cheese Month is a grassroots celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers, and chefs who bring them to your table. Each American Cheese Month, we aim to:

  • Recognize and raise awareness of the quality and diversity of American cheeses
  • Support and promote great cheese, local foods, family farms, traditional methods, and sustainable production models
  • Generate funding for the nonprofit ACEF

American Cheese Month events are planned and led by anyone who loves great cheese, from cheese professionals to cheese enthusiasts, and events take place around the country, and sometimes internationally.

Planning an Event? Fill Out Our Pledge Form Here

While ACS does not organize individual events, we celebrate and promote them on our website. We encourage you to get creative! If you hold an event, please consider donating a portion of proceeds to ACEF and filling out our pledge form. Your donation helps to support critical industry research, education, and scholarships.

Post your Event on our calendar!


Make a One-Time Donation Today


Tell Us About Your American Cheese Month Experience

We want to see your American Cheese Month photos! Share your cheese-y images on TwitterInstagram, or Facebook, and tag your photos with #AmericanCheeseMonth

American Cheese Month Logo

A new American Cheese Month logo for use for in print and electronic communications about American Cheese Month is available here for download.

American Cheese Month Proclamation

Has a proclamation been issued in your city or state? We’d love to know! Email us with a copy to share via social media in May.

Thank You to Our 2020 American Cheese Month Participants:

Allium Market and Café
Aniata Cheese Company
Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
Beecher’s Cheese
Cheese Bar
Cured Boulder
Di Bruno Bros.
Fairfield and Greenwich Cheese Company
Faribault Dairy
Forward Foods
Jasper Hill Farm
KeHE Distributors
Meat & Cheese
Mill City Cheesemongers
Orrman’s Cheese Shop
Rogue Creamery
Roth Cheese
Saxelby Cheese
Scardello Cheese
Second Mouse Cheese
Talbott & Arding
The Cheese School of San Francisco
The Cheese Traveler
The Fox and The Crow
The Rhined
Uplands Cheese Company
Vermont Creamery
Whole Foods Market
World’s Best Cheese