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. 

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

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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 Cycle

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

Sustaining Members