The 41st annual American Cheese Society (ACS) conference, themed “Cheese for Real,” took place in Buffalo, New York, from July 10-13. The highlight of the conference was the prestigious ACS Judging & Competition Awards, known for their integrity and dedication to recognizing the finest American cheeses.

Point Reyes Farmstead made an impressive showing, earning top honors in multiple categories. Their TomaTruffle won 1st place for American Originals Flavored Cheese, while Bay Blue secured 3rd place in Rinded Blue Mold Cheeses. Additionally, their newest cheeses, Truffle Brie and Fennel Blue, also made a strong debut. Truffle Brie earned 2nd place in Soft Ripened Flavored Cheese, and Fennel Blue took 3rd place in Flavored Rinded Blue Mold Cheese.

“Being recognized by the ACS is always an honor,” said Connie Concon, National Sales Director at Point Reyes. “Winning four awards this year is especially meaningful. Bay Blue remains a critics’ favorite, and TomaTruffle is one of the best truffle cheeses in the US. It’s incredibly gratifying to see our new cheeses, Fennel Blue and Truffle Brie, receive medals right from their launch. They’re perfect for the holidays and the recognition adds to the excitement around them.”

This year’s competition saw 1,596 cheese and cultured dairy products entered, with judges evaluating products based on flavor, aroma, texture, and appearance. The ACS Judging & Competition underscores the society’s commitment to education and innovation within the cheese industry, preparing new generations of cheesemakers to lead and excel in a continually evolving market.

About Point Reyes

Established in 1959 by Bob and Dean Giacomini, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company began as a sustainable dairy farm in Point Reyes Station, CA. In 2000, the family, along with their daughters, started producing cheese using milk from their own herd of Holsteins. In 2010, they opened The Fork, a culinary and educational center offering farm-to-table experiences for both consumers and trade professionals. Today, the company is owned and operated by three of the Giacomini sisters, Diana, Lynn, and Jill. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company is a WBENC-certified, 100% women-owned business, recognized internationally for its award-winning, hand-crafted artisan cheeses.

The product line, which includes Original Blue, Bay Blue, Toma, TomaProvence, TomaTruffle, TomaRashi, Gouda, Quinta, Truffle Brie, and Fennel Blue, is available nationally at independent cheese shops and specialty retailers.

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