American Cheese Society is hosting its 34th Annual Conference & Competition, ‘Cheese with Altitude’, and more than 2,000 different cheese products are expected to be judged, with the top cheese named ‘Best of Show’.
If you are a cheese-lover, then you too can sample and purchase competition cheeses at the Festival of Cheese & Cheese Sale on Saturday, July 29th, 2017, taking place at the Colorado Convention Center.
In addition to an awe-inspiring assortment of cheeses, attendees can sample specialty accompaniments ranging from charcuterie to chocolate ,plus samples of cider, craft beer, and more.
As you exit the Festival, you will have the opportunity to browse the annual ACS Cheese Sale. Pick up some incredible artisan cheeses from producers around the country at amazing prices, all for a great cause. Cheese Sale proceeds benefit the nonprofit American Cheese Education Foundation.
“We are excited to bring this important event to Denver,” said Nora Weiser, executive director of ACS. “More producers than ever are venturing into artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheesemaking to meet growing consumer demand for unique, local, natural cheeses. This event brings our industry together to network and learn, while showcasing a vast array of award-winning cheeses – there’s really something that every cheese lover can enjoy,” she noted.
According to the Specialty Food Association, cheese was the top category of specialty food sales in 2015, at more than 4 billion dollars—a 15 percent increase from 2013. The prestigious ACS Judging & Competition will recognize cheeses for their aesthetic and technical merits. Entries will be judged blindly over two days by 42 internationally renowned judges.
Denver’s Festival of Cheese & Cheese Sale will take place from 7pm to 9:30pm, with tickets costing $65 per person. Psst… The Denver Ear readers receive an exclusive 10% discount by entering the code: DenverEar10.
Tickets can be purchased online.