American Cheese Society

American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leader in promoting and supporting American cheeses. ACS provides the cheese community with educational resources and networking opportunities, while encouraging the highest standards of cheesemaking focused on safety and sustainability  

2014 (Sacramento, CA) 

1,700 entries from 248 companies

  • 1st Place: Rubbed Rind Cheese (Dairy Reserve Cheese)
  • 3rd Place: Buttermilk and Other Drinkable Cultured Products (Cultured Buttermilk)

2013 (Madison, WI)

1,794 entries from 257 companies

  • 2nd Place: Monterey Jack with Flavor Added  (Carrot Nasturtium Cheese)

“We are very lucky to be located in Duvall, which has a truly special ‘terroir’ that nourishes our cows and creates our unique flavor. I’m also so thankful for the dairy’s small staff and their round-the-clock work to care for our animals, craft this cheese and bring it to market.”
                                                                                                                                                                                 - Blain Hages, Head Cheesemaker