Conference News

ACS 2017 Denver Final Day (7/29/2017) - I was able to avoid the rain that had been forecast until this morning when a light shower started as I headed East toward the Sheraton and the last day of the ACS conference this year. I was very excited to attend the first morning session called “Self-Starter: Developing and Harnassing Your Own Microbes” at […]
ACS 2017 Awards Announcements (7/28/2017) - Over 2000 cheeses were submitted to the ACS Competion this year, and we’re about to find out if any Maine Cheesemakers are among the award winners. As quickly as I can after they’re announced I will update this page with the good news. Good Luck to all those who submitted entries! Whether you win an […]
ACS 2017 Denver Day 2 (7/28/2017) - At recent conferences Friday is an early morning because that has been when ACS has scheduled a Guild Leaders meeting where all the Guilds can get together and talk through questions and issues surrounding how to run a good Guild. This year we had representatives from Maine, the SouthEast, Rocky Mountains area, MA, OR, VT, […]
ACS 2017 Denver Day 1 (7/27/2017) - [I’m writing fast in the interest of posting as much as possible as soon as possible, so please excuse my typos! I’ll go through later on to clean those up for posterity…] The Denver dawn was sunny and clear despite my weater apps prediction of four rainy days…which still could happen, but this morning I […]
ACS 2017 Denver Day 0 (7/26/2017) - Approaching Denver by air from the East you see the vast end of the Great Plains neatly divided into squares of various shades from green to brown with the occasional vericose lump of houses and buildings swelling around one of the ruler straight highways. We descended into squares squares squares until we were quite low […]
ACS Conference 2016 Grant Opportunity (3/23/2016) - At our February 2016 the Guild committed to offering at least three ACS Conference Grants for Guild members to attend this year’s American Cheese Society conference in Des Moines, Iowa July 27th through the 30th. The grants would pay for the Early Bird conference fee of around $500, which would be roughly a third of […]
Notes on Water Buffalo Cheesemaker from ACS 2015 (11/16/2015) - Notes on Water Buffalo Session at ACS Conference 2015 7/31/2015 10AM [photo courtesy of Zhangzhugang through Wikimedia] Quattro Portoni: Water Bufala in Northern Italy? A Transition That Worked! by Bruno Gritti, moderated by Michele Buster 190 million Water Buffalo in the world; less than 1% are in Italy (370,000), 2.9% in Africa, 2.4% elsewhere in […]
2015 ACS Festival of Cheese (8/3/2015) - The Festival of Cheese, which concludes the ACS Conference every year is always a highlight of the conference for both the attending cheese makers, as well as the host city because the public is invited to taste and enjoy the bounty of North American cheese!
ACS Providence 2015 Day 3 (8/1/2015) - Downtown Providence was very quiet as I walked north to the convention center this morning. All of the award winners must have been sleeping in… AS THE CHEESE TURNS It’s true what they say: #WrinklesAreSexy. (Watch it here.) This was a vertical tasting of two cheeses: Vermont Creamery’s Bonne Bouche, and Jasper Hill Farm’s Harbison […]
Maine Wins Ten Awards at 2015 ACS Competition (7/31/2015) - Maine cheese makers won ten awards at the 2015 American Cheese Society Judging and Competition announced at this year’s ACS Conference in Providence, RI. The ACS cheese competition is the largest competition in North America and includes entries from the US, Canada, and beyond. From among 267 companies submitting 1,779 entries seven Maine cheese makers […]

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