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!
Early in the Festival, before the public was allowed to join the conference attendees, the Monona Terrace ballroom is filling up.
York Hill Farm’s award winning Capriano in the Farmstead Cheese category.
PIneland Farm Creamery’s Smoked Cheddar…
…and their first place Cheddar Spread
Silvery Moon Creamery’s Provalone in the Italian Style category
And from the Breakfast of Champions earlier in the day: Crooked Face Creamery’s Ricotta
The Maine Guildsters just before they enter the last event of this year’s ACS Conference.