American Cheese Society

American Cheese Society


Each October, American Cheese Society organizes American Cheese Month—a nationwide celebration of America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers and chefs who bring them to your table. Learn more about ACS and American Cheese Month, and sample cheeses from American artisan producers, at the ACS tasting area at GABF.


Find these delicious cheeses near the karaoke stage, located at the back of the festival hall.

About ACS

The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation and promotion of American artisan, farmstead and specialty cheeses. ACS provides advocacy, education, business development and networking opportunities for cheesemakers, enthusiasts and the extended industry. Learn more at

2016 Cheese List

Avalanche Cheese Co. (Colorado)

  • Midnight Blue
  • Cabra Blanca

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (New York/Washington)

  • Flagship
  • Flagship Reserve

Beehive Cheese Company (Utah)

  • Barely Buzzed
  • Big John’s Cajun
  • Smokey Jalapeno Cheese Curds

Caves of Faribault (Minnesota)

  • Blues & Brews Oktoberfest Beer-Soaked Blue Cheese
  • Pete’s Select Blue Cheese
  • Jeff’s Select Gouda

Cellars at Jasper Hill (Vermont)

  • Harbison

Cypress Grove Chevre (California)

  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Humboldt Fog Mini
  • Purple Haze
  • Pepper

Edgewood Creamery (Missouri)

  • Milk & Honey
  • Sharp Edgewood Cheddar
  • Ozark Mountain Blue

Firefly Farms (Maryland)

  • Black & Blue
  • Cabra LaMancha

Great Hill Blue Dairy, Inc. (Maine)

  • Great Hill Blue Cheese

Jacobs and Brichford Farmstead Cheese (Indiana)

  • Tomme de Fayette
  • Ameribella
  • Everton

Litehouse, Inc. (Idaho)

  • Blue Cheese
  • Gorgonzola Cheese

Many Folds Farm (Georgia)

  • Garrett’s Ferry
  • Condor’s Ruin
  • Peekville Tome

Marquez Brothers (California)

  • Queso Panela
  • Queso Fresco Casero
  • Oaxaca

Montchevre (Wisconsin)

  • Mini Bucheron
  • Chevriotte

Mozzarella Company (Texas)

  • Caciotta

Pine River Pre-Pack (Wisconsin)

  • Assorted spreads (Spicy Beer, Horseradish, Hot Habanero)

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. (California)

  • Original Blue

River Whey Creamery (Texas)

  • Caldera Espana
  • Keystone

Rogue Creamery (Oregon)

  • Hopworks Urban Brewery – 7 Grain Survival Stout Cheddar
  • Mount Mazama Cheddar
  • Organic Crater Lake Blue

Saputo (Wisconsin)

  • Stella Mediterranean Parmesan
  • Stella Rosemary Asiago
  • Great Midwest Hatch Pepper Cheddar

Sartori Company (Wisconsin)

  • Sartori® Reserve Merlot BellaVitano®
  • Sartori® Reserve Chipotle BellaVitano®
  • Sartori® Reserve SarVecchio® Parmesan

Schuman Cheese (New Jersey)

  • Harissa Rubbed Fontal
  • Copper Kettle Parmesan
  • Cello Whisps

Shepherd’s Way Farms (Minnesota)

  • Big Woods Blue
  • Friesago

Tillamook (Oregon)

  • Smoked Extra Sharp White Cheddar
  • Extra Sharp 4yr White Cheddar
  • Hot Habanero Jack

V&V Supremo Foods (Illinois)

  • Chihuahua® Cheese
  • Chihuahua® Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers
  • Sierra Cotija

Vermont Creamery (Vermont)

  • Coupole
  • Bonne Bouche
  • Albans

Widmer’s Cheese (Wisconsin)

  • Brick Cheese
  • 4 Year Aged Cheddar