A day to celebrate with turophiles (cheese-lovers) around the world. 

Raw milk cheeses are unique in flavor, history, and carry on traditional cheesemaking practices. Producers who make them are passionate about craftsmanship and animal husbandry. Their cheeses represent years, even decades, of knowledge and thoughtful innovation to better their products. 

Join the celebration. Host you own cheese tasting at home. Ask you cheesemonger for pairing suggestions.

Download our resources:

Pairing Mat

Cheese Banner

RMCAD Banner

RMCAD Stamps


By joining in celebration. You recognize Raw Milk Cheeses as part of our collective culinary heritage and the work of artisans. Here is the perfect opportunity to try a new cheese, visit a farm, engage with a producer or cheesemonger, and even write your elected officials to encourage them to protect and promote artisanal producers.  

Look for our signs in store near you and thank them for supporting artisan cheesemaking. To find a celebration near you check out our listings. 

USA Events

Worldwide Events

Flagship Event

Over 600 events worldwide and counting.

Are you a retailer or producer hosting a celebration?

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Are you ready to celebrate? Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day is a unique food holiday to promote traditional cheesemaking practices and the artisanal producers. 

This is a chance to engage with costumers and talk about the benefits of cheeses made with raw milk. Did you know that over 90% of US cheese lovers believe they should be able to choose raw milk cheeses and 86% want to support artisan producers when they choose raw milk cheeses. 

We invite you to host a tasting event, or create a special menu item, welcome consumers in your farm, or give a special discount to encourage people to try new raw milk cheeses. On Saturday, 22 April 2017 there will be celebrations all around the world. 

Check out all the events registered for Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day 2017 here (updated daily). Our media package contains resources to host your celebration.

See highlights from 2015 and 2016 celebrations. 

We promote all events and specially highlight those hosted by our supporters. Their contributions ensure that we continue our efforts promoting artisanal cheeses and protecting traditional cheesemaking practices. Become a member today. 

In partnership with the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers and 18 of its chapters around the world.