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 American Cheese Education Foundation.
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.
American Cheese Month Moved to May
In 2019, The ACE Foundation 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.
Planning an Event?
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 the American Cheese Education Foundation. Your donation helps to support critical industry research, education, and scholarships.
Tell Us About Your American Cheese Month Experience!
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.