Members at large:
Patrick Bleck, ACS CCP, Specialty Food Sherpa
Matt Bonano, Brooklyn South Cheese
Craig Gile, ACS CCP, Cabot Creamery Cooperative
John Greeley, Gourmet Foods International
David Lockwood, Neal’s Yard Dairy
Kirsten Hindes, ACS CCP, Laura Chenel’s Chevre, Inc.
Tom Kooiman, Portland Creamery
Rachel Perez, ACS CCP, Tony’s Fine Foods
Julia Powers, ACS CCP, Peterson Company
Karen & Richard Silverston
The Judging & Competition Committee is inherently linked to the Annual Conference. This committee is responsible for determining all criteria for the cheeses entered into the competition by ACS member cheesemakers. The committee determines the roster of judges and their compensation, the categories of cheeses, the judging processes, scoring, reporting, and awards criteria. The committee also runs the Judging & Competition and Awards Ceremony, manages logistics, coordinates volunteers, and guides production of a printed awards brochure that is published onsite and made available to attendees at the Festival of Cheese.