The Oldways Cheese Coalition (OCC) is an international membership organization of cheesemakers, distributors, retailers, and cheese lovers promoting raw milk and other traditional cheeses. Formerly known as the Cheese of Choice Coalition, since 1999, we have advocated for traditional cheeses as safe, delicious, and culturally and historically significant. We work to ensure that traditional cheeses and artisanal cheesemaking practices are maintained for future generations. 
Industry Memberships

Join a network of cheese industry professionals, large and small, and become part of our passionate Oldways Cheese Coalition community. 

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Basic: $100 annually

A basic membership with the Oldways Cheese Coalition includes:

  • Logo & link on Oldways website 
  • Digital OCC Member badge to post on your website
  • Brick-and-Mortar stores will be highlighted in our Cheese Store Directory page and will display your logo
  • Be a part of a passionate community that supports the OCC mission

Become a Basic Member
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Bronze: $250 annually

  • Benefits of the Basic membership, plus:
  • At least 1 guaranteed mention annually on Facebook and Instagram—Reach 15,000 cheese-lovers online between all our cheese-centric platforms
  • Your event during International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day will be featured as a Flagship Event on our press and social media promotional campaign
  • Receive alerts about news or developments that may affect your business and/or our industry. ln 2019, we actively opposed the proposed tariffs on imported cheese. We are on the record with a statement during the US Trade Representative hearing process

Become a Bronze Member
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Silver: $750 annually

  • Benefits of Bronze membership, plus:
  • At least 1 guaranteed mention per quarter on Facebook or Instagram
  • Inclusion of one of your products in The Cheese Plate monthly newsletter

Become a Silver Member
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Gold: $1500 annually

  • Benefits of Silver membership, plus:
  • Inclusion of one of your cheeses in an OCC online cheese tasting

Become a Gold Member
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Platinum: $5,000 annually

  • Benefits of Silver membership, plus:
  • Underwriting of our online resource, “Things to Look for in Traditional Cheese”. Your logo will appear at the bottom of the page and will link to your website. You have the option to provide a tracking url for the link to your site.
  • Underwriting of The Cheese Plate, our monthly newsletter. We will thank your company by name for supporting our work.
  • Opportunities for promotion at OCC and Oldways events.

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Custom

  • Custom programming and promotional campaigns for your company and products, options available are: Educational videos, classes and corporate events, or research on topics that matter to you.

Ask about Custom Membership