Patreon: Cheese Me

Hey, I’m Nicholas, you probably know that already. 

Support Storytelling Through Food, Culture, and Folklore

Your contributions directly support the tireless work I pour into this media as I pursue academic, epicurean, and Currently I am saving to take the CCP (Certified Cheese Professional) exam this July in Portland, Oregon at the 2020 American Cheese Society Conference Application Processing Fee: $35.00 Exam Fee: $650.00 TOTAL FEE: $685.00


Food-obsessed writer, meandering thinker, hopeless poet and most importantly, student. My goal is to find, embrace, and nurture the quirks, quandaries, and curiosities that make us human. 

Lets Get Cheesy with It!

Program Overview



Each year, ACS hosts the foremost educational conference and world-renowned cheese competition in North America. More than 1,300 cheese professionals, purchasers, and influencers from throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe attend to network, sample products, and learn from one another. The Annual ACS Judging & Competition is held in conjunction with the ACS Conference, recognizing cheeses and cultured dairy products of the highest quality for their aesthetic and technical merits. Save the dates for the 37th Annual ACS Conference & Competition in Portland, Oregon: July 22-25!

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