Oct 11 2011

American Cheese Month is Here!

This is the best news I’ve heard since Autumn has arrived…

The American Cheese Society (ACS) has proclaimed this October 2011 the first annual cheese month to celebrate all the diversity of cheese of America.  With all that glorious cheese produced and consumed in America, why not dedicate a whole month to raise awareness and celebrate?

So what exactly is ACS?

2011 judging and competition in Montreal

ACS has been around since 1993 as a grassroots movement for cheesemakers, farmers and cheese aficionados.  In the beginning, this community was run by volunteers dedicated to expanding awareness and giving leaders of cheese producers and retail networking power.  Due to the growth of ACS, members have joined, board of directors were elected, committees were formed, and festivals and competitions have been created and you can’t forget the amazing cheese that has been produced, bought, sold and eaten as a result. 

Each year, ACS strives to push the limit for American cheese producers and have and will continue to create a flourishing curd community.  Check out a fun interview with Susan Sturman of ACS and the upcoming cheesemonger certification on Heritage Radio.

Not only do we love cheese alone or paired with Potter’s and Quince & Apple preserves, but we are excited to do a series of posts highlighting the 1st annual Cheese Month, the ACS conference this past August, Pastoral’s events around town and later on a post from an artisan Cheesemaker.  So stay tuned for what Cheese month will bring!