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. Learn more about our campaigns:

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  • Membership – The OCC invites cheese-lovers to donate to our campaign and welcomes producers, cheeseshops, and other industry partners to join our coalition and become a member.
  • The Cheese Plate newsletter – Subscribe for a monthly email newsletter for anyone interested in learning about cheese. Receive expert guidance on selecting cheeses and building the best cheese plates.

  • CheeseMatters quarterly newsletter – Subscribe for the latest cheese news, tips and recipes from the experts, and spotlights on cheesemakers from every level of the industry. 
  • Events and Promotions – Cheese-related happenings around the globe, including:

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