INTERNATIONAL RAW MILK CHEESE APPRECIATION DAY is October 21, 2023
Check out @OldwaysCheese and #rawcheeseday on social media to connect and ﬁnd out more!
Since 1999, Oldways and a group of dedicated producers, importers, retailers, and cheese lovers have advocated to preserve raw milk cheeses around the world. In 2015, the Oldways Cheese Coalition created the Annual International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day (aka #RawCheeseDay) to highlight the diversity and deliciousness of cheeses made with raw milk.
More Information on this year’s #RawCheeseDay events
#RawCheeseDay will be here soon! Stay in touch with us on Instagram, where we will be posting Reels about raw milk cheese, discussions with cheese mongers, and more!
Learn More About Raw Milk Cheese
Raw milk cheeses are made with milk that has not been pasteurized, or heat-treated. Pasteurization removes many of the fungi spores, yeasts, and microorganisms that make a cheese unique. There are delicious pasteurized cheeses, but raw milk cheeses are worth celebrating for their complexity of ﬂavor, diversity, and history.
The quality of the ingredients, the extreme care taken by producers, and the natural cheese aging process ensure that raw milk cheeses are a safe choice. Their producers represent years, even decades, of knowledge and thoughtful cheese-making.
Interested in learning more? Here’s a good place to start:
Find a cheese store near you and treat yourself to delicious raw milk cheese