It’s that time of year again: October brings us the 3rd annual American Cheese Month! Once again, the American Cheese Society, partnering with cheesemongers and cheese makers around the country, are presenting a month of events, as well as the American Cheese Month Passport Program, through which individual mongers offer a 20-40% discount on a different cheese each day in October. Restaurants will also be featuring American-made cheeses on their menus, cheese makers and cheese guilds will be hosting “meet the cheesemaker” events, and much more:
October is American Cheese Month!
American Cheese Month is a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers, and chefs who bring them to your table.
October 1- 31 (annually)
Wherever there is cheese and wherever there are cheese lovers. American Cheese Month is your chance to spread the word, experience great American cheeses, and help support and promote great cheese, local communities, and passionate producers.
Everyone who loves cheese! Get creative – we’ve got some ideas to get you started on our Get Involved page.
To recognize and raise awareness of the quality and diversity of American cheeses
To support and promote great cheese, local foods, family farms, traditional methods, and sustainable production models
To generate funding for the American Cheese Education Foundation – if you hold an event, please consider donating a portion of proceeds to help the American cheese community educate its members and the public. Your donation helps ensure the highest quality, safest, most wholesome, and diverse cheeses can reach consumers via well-trained and certified folks behind your local cheese counter.
Learn more at the American Cheese Month site! And visit your local retailer to pick up your ACM Passport. In past years, mongers such as Murray’s, Saxelby’s, Brooklyn Larder, Lucy’s Whey, Stinky, Artisanal, Eastern District, Bedford Cheese Shop and more have participated, offering steep discounts on some of the best domestic cheeses.