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1,596 American-Made Cheeses Take on the American Cheese Society Judging & Competition; Tara Holmes Comments

1,596 American-Made Cheeses Take on the American Cheese Society Judging & Competition; Tara Holmes Comments


MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

It’s that time again! Cheesemongers across America have touched down for the annual American Cheese Society (ACS) Judging & Competition. The event kicked off this week on June 3 and extends through June 7 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Tara Holmes, Executive Director, American Cheese Society"We are delighted to have a consistent venue for the American Cheese Society Judging & Competition in Minneapolis," said Tara Holmes, Executive Director of ACS. "This beautiful city, with its rich cheese-making history, offers the perfect setting for this prestigious event. We eagerly anticipate continuing to highlight the dedication and talent of cheesemakers in the vibrant Minneapolis community for years to come."

As a press release stated, this marks the third consecutive year the ACS Judging & Competition is held in Minneapolis and separately from the annual ACS conference, emphasizing the event's significance. In the past two years, the state has proven to be an ideal central location for the competition’s diverse group of expert judges.

Cheesemongers across America have touched down for the annual American Cheese Society (ACS) Judging & CompetitionThis year, 1,596 American-made cheeses across 133 categories have set out to earn the prestigious “Best of Show'' title, with cheeses and cultured dairy products from 228 companies and producers taking the spotlight. As the release added, the event demonstrates the impressive prowess of cheesemakers from the United States, Canada, and the Americas.

In addition to celebrating the art of the cheesemaking, the competition also provides cheesemakers with valuable feedback on sales, marketing, technical aspects, and sensory evaluation to help them enhance the quality of their products.

Winners of this year's showdown will be announced and celebrated at the Awards Ceremony during the ACS 2024 Annual Conference, held July 10–13 in Buffalo, New York.

Best of luck to all those participating!

American Cheese Society
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