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Have you ever wondered exactly why cheese made with raw milk is so important? Have you ever asked yourself why so many of the world’s most famous cheeses (Comté, Swiss Gruyère, Parmigiano-Reggiano, to name a few) are legally required to be made from unpasteurized milk?

Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day is your chance to find out what makes these cheeses truly extraordinary. The Oldways Cheese Coalition and its allies are teaming up to celebrate on Saturday, April 21, 2018 around the world. We will have over 700 events in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada, Latin America, and South Africa.

A wide variety of creative events are also in the works across the US, from creamery tours and tastings in Oregon to special classes in Vermont. There will be producers sampling cheese at retail stores in San Francisco and cheesemongers sharing their love of fromage au lait cru in Paris and Boston. Wherever there are lovers of traditional cheese—from Melbourne to Montreal, and London to New York City— there will be a Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day event to celebrate it.

Join in on the fun on April 21 and help salute raw milk cheese and the individuals who bring it to life from the pasture to the plate. You certainly won’t leave hungry! 

For more information on participating in Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day, please contact Carlos Yescas, Oldways Cheese Coalition program director, or visit the official event page on the Oldways Cheese Coalition website.