Membership

At more than 2,300 members strong, ACS is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation, preservation, and promotion of artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas. ACS provides the cheese community with educational resources and networking opportunities, while encouraging the highest standards of cheesemaking focused on safety and sustainability. 

ACS membership is based on a calendar-year cycle, from January 1 – December 31. We encourage you to join or renew to enjoy the full benefits of your membership!

CURRENT ACS MEMBERS – 2021 RENEWALS ARE OPEN

Returning members can find more information on the process to renew their membership for 2021.

NEW MEMBERS – JOIN THE ACS COMMUNITY

ACS memberships run on a calendar year (January 1 – December 31) and are not prorated. If you’d like to join in 2021, check back on this page after January 1 for information on how to do so.

If you’d like to join for the remainder of 2020, please note that dues are not prorated and your membership will expire 12/31/2020. If you’d still like to join for 2020, please contact us to learn how.

Not sure where you fit? Read our Membership FAQs to find the right level for you.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

ACS Membership comes with an array of benefits including access to valuable resources, discounts, and program eligibility tailored to meet the needs of our diverse community.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

ACS membership is available at the Professional Level for Producers and Trade Affiliates who may select from Individual, Small Business, or Corporate options, or at the Associate Level for Enthusiasts and Students.

Sustaining Members