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… And the Cheese Study Group Scholarship Recipients Are…

The BIG day has arrived. Since February 15th, the Facebook Cheese Study Group has been raising funds to send worthy cheese professionals to Denver this July to attend the annual American Cheese Society Conference and to sit for the American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional Exam®, the highest United States certified cheese recognition. Our scholarships include the fees to take the exam, transportation and hotel accommodations in Denver, conference fees, plus a stipend for incidentals. Here are some of the donors who made these scholarships possible**:


Marquee Donor:

Tara Sabatini ACS CCP® for Swiss American

Platinum Donors:

Cabot Cheese Cooperative          Kurt Dammeier for Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

Gold Donors:

Hannah Thompson ACS CCP® for ANCO  Fine Cheese        Mateo Kehler for Jasper Hill Farm          Cypress Grove Chevre                  Brett Gulick ACS CCP®         Adam Moskowitz for Columbia Cheese and Cheesemongers Invitational

Silver Donors:

Jennifer Bice          Allin Tallmadge ACS CCP®          Adeline Druart

Bronze Donors:

Jill Ellingson for Caves of Faribault  34 Degrees Crispbread   Casey Abbott ACS CCP® Nathan Aldridge  Beehive Cheese    Dee Washburn  Jane Bauer   Michael Brantl ACS CCP®  David Gremmels for Rogue Creamery   Judy Schad for Capriole Goat Cheeese    Tina Mooney ACS CCP® and Alan Mooney  Debbie Peterson ACS CCP®  Chad Farmer-Davis ACS CCP®  Pam Derouin    Brian Gilbert ACS CCP©  Patrick Bleck ACS CCP® for Specialty Foods Sherpa    Sheri Allen ACS CCP®   Lenny Moonsammy

We’d also like to thank our four Cheese Professionals who served as judges in choosing our recipients: James Beard Award Winner, Janet Fletcher; Lassa Skinner, Culture Magazine Co-Founder; ACS CCP® and Two-time Chopped Canada Competitor, Erin Harris and ACS CCP® and 2015 Sartori Cheese and Culture Magazine Scholarship Recipient, Crystal Schroeder.

I’d also like to thank the ACS CCPs® who helped make this happen, serving as Administrators of the Facebook Cheese Study Group: Adam Burstein, Allin Tallmadge, Sheri Allen, James Danforth, Jill Davis, Logan Class, Miranda McQuillan, Elizabeth Nerud, Erin Clancy and Pat Polowsy – my profound thanks and admiration for your passion!!!

And The Winners Are:

Kelley Jewell – ACS CCP Exam® Candidate – Provisions for Pantry and Cellar

Tyler Frankenberg – ACS CCP Exam® Candidate – Bedford Cheese Shop

Hazel-Rue Woodies – ACS CCP® – The Cheese School of San Francisco

Matthew Bellingham – ACS CCP® – Whole Foods Market, Portland, Oregon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 **For a Complete list of Donations, please visit our GoFundMe Campaign.

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