This organization based in France and led by Roland Barthelemy works to promote camaraderie in the cheese industry and recognize the contributions of men and women to the world of cheese. You can read a profile about Roland's work on the Cheese Connoisseur from December 2016.
The organization was funded in 1901 and has now over 5600 members around the world. Since 2012 the organization inaugurated a New World Chapter to recognize cheese experts working in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Induction to the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers is based on merit and recommendation of peers in the industry.
Every year we partner with the Guilde to celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day. Mark your calendars; we will be again joining forces with this organization and many producers, retailers, and cheesemongers to bring your fun events and tastings on April 22nd, 2017.
Carlos Yescas - Oldways Cheese Coalition Program Director