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Recent Releases & Updates

7/19/2023: “St. Malachi,” an Alpine-Style Cheese from Pennslyvania, Named First Place Best of Show at 2023 American Cheese Society Judging & Competition

7/17/2023: Cheese Pros Descend on Des Moines for American Cheese Society Conference, July 18-21

7/11/2023: Over 1,400 American Made Cheeses Hope to be Crowned Best of Show at American Cheese Society 2023 Annual Conference on July 19th

6/14/2023: New Study Highlights Changes in U.S. Artisan and Specialty Cheese

5/10/2023: Over 1,400 American-Made Cheeses Compete to Become “Best of Show” – Winners to be Announced at American Cheese Society 2023 Annual Conference in July

2/14/2023: Comté Renews Sponsorship Fund for Certified Cheese Professional® Exam Candidates to Attend American Cheese Society Conference

7/21/2022: “Whitney,” a Raclette-Style Cheese From Vermont, Named First Place Best of Show at 2022 American Cheese Judging & Competition

7/18/2022: Portland, Oregon to be Taken Over by Cheese Professionals This Week, July 20-23

5/27/2022: Over 1,300 American-Made Cheeses Compete to Become “Best of Show” – Winners to be Announced at American Cheese Society Annual Conference in July

5/4/2022: Celebrating Artisan Cheese – May is American Cheese Month

3/4/2022: Cheese Professionals Will Blaze Trail to Portland, OR July 20-23

1/24/2022: 2021 Comte Scholarship Winner Release!

1/5/2022: Specialty Food Association Welcomes American Cheese Society as Sponsor of 2022 Winter Fancy Food Show Cheese Pavilion

8/18/2021: ACS Announces New Executive Director

7/20/2021: American Cheese Society Announces Dates for 2022 Judging and Competition

2/23/2021: American Cheese Society Announces Virtual 38th Annual Conference

7/23/2020: ACS Welcomes New Board Members, Celebrates Two Transitioning Off

7/9/20: Launch of The Biennial State of Artisan Cheese Industry Survey

7/8/2020: Save traditional cheese production — buy directly — survey shows difficult times for farmers

6/25/20: American Cheese Society Hosts Virtual Member Meeting July 23

5/21/20: Survey of Cheese Industry Reveals Economic Impact of Pandemic

5/4/20: ACS Announces 2020 Conference and Competition Cancellation

4/13/20: The American Cheese Society Welcomes New Leadership

8/5/19: American Cheese Society Announces 2019 Judging & Competition Winning Cheeses

5/16/19: American Cheese Society Brings the Specialty Cheese World to Richmond for its 36th Annual Conference and Competition

4/11/19: New Marketing and Development Director Joins American Cheese Society

1/29/19: Application Period Opens for 2019 ACS Certification Exams

1/29/19: ACS Hires Josh Hendrickson as Certification Manager

1/28/19: ACS Submits Comments to FDA on Use of the Names of Dairy Foods in the Labeling of Plant-Based Products

1/17/19: New Study Offers Insight into the Business of Artisan and Specialty Cheese

9/27/18: New Meeting and Events Manager Joins American Cheese Society

9/4/18: ACS Announces 2018 Industry Certification Results

7/28/18: Winners of 2018 ACS Judging & Competition Announced

4/6/18: ACS and Cherney Form Partnership to Offer Discounted, Streamlined Testing Services to ACS Members

3/26/18: The Safe Cheesemaking Hub Wins PR News Award

1/21/18: ACS T.A.S.T.E. Test Launches in 2018

9/5/17: ACS Announces 2017 Class of ACS Certified Cheese Professionals®

6/30/17: Two ACS Projects Honored with ASAE “Power of A” Awards

5/17/17: Producers and Connoisseurs to Gather in Denver, July 26-29, for American Cheese Society’s 34th Annual Conference and Competition

5/11/17: ACS Expresses Industry Concern over Conflation of Data in Peer-Reviewed Study on Outbreak-Related Disease Burden Associated with Consumption of Unpasteurized Cow’s Milk and Cheese

4/25/17: FDA Releases Vulto Creamery Inspection Report

3/21/17: FDA Updates ACS in Light of Recent Listeriosis Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk Cheese (ACS Member Update)

3/12/17: ACS Request for Corrections to The New York Times

3/11/17: ACS Letter to The Editor of The New York Times

3/10/17: ACS Launches The Safe Cheesemaking Hub

2/17/17: ACS Releases Second Edition of Best Practices Guide for Cheesemakers

1/20/17: ACS Releases Cheese Industry Data

9/30/16: Sixth Annual American Cheese Month Kicks Off

9/2/16: ACS Announces New Class of Certified Cheese Professionals

2/12/16: FDA Deputy Director Taylor Meets with Artisan Cheesemakers

2/8/16: FDA Pauses Testing for Non-Toxigenic E. coli in Cheese

1/16/16: ACS Announces 2016 Conference & Competition in Des Moines

8/21/15: 2015 Class of ACS Certified Cheese Professionals® Announced

8/1/15: ACS Judging and Competition Winners Announced

6/10/14: ACS Issues Position Statement on the Safety of Aging Cheese on Wood

3/13/14: ACS Calls for a Common Sense Approach to Common Cheese Names

1/21/14: ACS Shares Highlights of 2014 Conference in Sacramento

9/6/13: ACS Announces 2013 Class of Certified Cheese Professionals

8/2/2013: 2013 Judging & Competition Winners Announced

4/22/13: ACS Publishes Official Comments on FDA/Health Canada Assessment of Risk of Listeriosis from Soft-Ripened Cheese Consumption in the U.S. and Canada

4/8/13: ACS Opens Call for Entries for 2013 Judging & Competition

2/6/13: ACS Helps Guide Formation of US Association of Cider Makers

2/1/13: ACS Releases 2012 Cheesemaker Industry Survey Data

12/17/12: Update to FDA and state legislators on ACS’s work to support and enhance the knowledge, resources, and safe production and handling of cheeses among ACS members.

10/11/12: ACS Celebrates American Cheese Month at the Great American Beer Festival

9/4/12: ACS Announces Inaugural Class of Certified Cheese Professionals

8/8/12: 2012 ACS Judging & Competition Data Released

8/1/12: Inaugural CCP Exam Takes Place in Raleigh

6/29/12: ACS to Award Lifetime Achievement Award to Daphne Zepos

5/8/12: ACS Seeks Volunteers in Raleigh, NC

4/12/12: ACS Releases Documents on Raw Milk Cheese Safety

1/10/12: ACS Releases Industry Data and 2012 Conference Preview

10/11/11: ACS Launches Cheese Professional Certification Exam

8/30/11: ACS Launches American Cheese Month

8/10/11: ACS Inducts Pioneers of Goat Cheese into Academy of Cheese

8/8/11: Rogue River Blue Takes “Best of Show” at 2011 ACS Judging & Competition

12/2/10: Expert Holiday Pairings for ACS ‘Best of Show’ Cheeses

11/17/10: ACS Releases Statement on Safe Cheesemaking and Statement on the Importance of Artisan, Farmstead, and Specialty Cheese

9/2/10: ACS Heads to Montréal

8/29/10: 2010 ACS Judging & Competition Winners

4/1/10: The American Cheese Society Moves to Denver