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.

 

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Learn about traditional cheeses—where to buy them, how to cook with them, how they are made, and more! Traditional cheeses are made by men and women following time-tested techniques, such as using raw milk or allowing for the development of native bacterial cultures and fungi, making cheese in...
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The Cheese Plate is a monthly e-newsletter from Oldways with curated information about different types of traditional cheeses, with ideal pairings. Let it be a guide to put wonderful traditional cheeses on your plate. Subscribe to receive the latest versions, and view the archive below to see...
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Now more than ever, if you appreciate and love cheese, please support local cheese stores. Please share this page far and wide to let everyone know #wheretobuycheese . If you know of a store we should add to this directory, let us know . To see local cheese stores on the map, enter a city and state...
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Learn how to support the work of the Oldways Cheese Coalition. Donations in any amount help the Oldways Cheese Coalition support, protect, and celebrate traditional and raw milk cheesemaking. Members of the coalition join a network of cheese industry professionals, large and small, and become part...
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INTERNATIONAL RAW MILK CHEESE APPRECIATION DAY was Saturday, October 17, 2020! A celebration took place around the world as we recognized wonderful raw milk cheeses and the producers who make them. Check out @OldwaysCheese and #rawcheeseday on social media to connect and find out more! Since 1999,...
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Follow @OldwaysCheese for news, inspiration, and special features all about traditional cheese. Subscribe to The Cheese Plate E-Newsletter See The Cheese Plate E-Newsletter Archives Follow the Oldways Cheese Coalition on Social Media