The American Cheese Society (ACS) is now calling for participants to submit their cheeses for the 2014 Judging & Competition. The cheese competition will take place this July 27 – 28 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. The 2014 call for entries is open through Friday, May 16. The entry fee for each product through May 9 is $60, but the price will increase to $85 from May 10 to May 16, according to a press release. Participants can enter at the link below: ACS Judging & Competition
The last ACS Judging & Competition saw a record 1,794 entries, submitted by 257 cheesemakers. The ACS has enlisted 38 renowned judges from around the world to evaluate products across 106 different categories.
Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are given to the cheeses which receive the highest score in their category, based on a minimum point threshold. After two days of judging, first-place winners in each category are evaluated together, and a “Best of Show” is chosen. Winners will be revealed at the annual ACS Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 31 in Sacramento. Good luck to all entrants! ACS Judging & Competition