Jeanne Carpenter


Bio: Jeanne Carpenter is a cheese geek, but she didn’t start out that way. Raised on Velveeta on a family farm in Wisconsin, after college she worked as a journalist, a corporate manager, and finally as a communications specialist for state government. In 2007, she started her own public relations company to promote artisan cheese. In 2009, Jeanne launched Wisconsin Cheese Originals, a member-based organization dedicated to discovering, tasting, and learning about artisan cheeses through a variety of events, including an annual festival every November. She authors the blog, Cheese Underground, and has served on the ACS Marketing Committee since 2008.

Statement of Intent: I would be honored to serve on the board of the American Cheese Society. If elected, I would be willing to serve in whatever area needed, with a focus in Marketing or Education. I believe there is a great opportunity for the ACS to conduct more educational opportunities for members through regional workshops and events, and I would be happy to help plan and implement those activities.