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On Saturday, October 17, 2020 celebrate tradition! Join us to recognize producers who make raw-milk cheeses. 

Visit cheese counters, taste, purchase, and share about delicious raw milk cheeses. Tag us and use the tag #rawcheeseday to get our attention.

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 2020, the Oldways Cheese Coalition is celebrating its 6th Annual International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day to highlight the diversity and deliciousness of cheeses made with raw milk.

Raw milk cheeses have unique flavors and histories and carry on traditional cheesemaking practices. 

Celebrate International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day, October 17, 2020

Enter our interactive online competition. Check back here October 1-17 to enter!

Find a celebration near you with our map. Or, find a store near you to try delicious raw-milk cheeses.

What’s so special 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. 

Things to look for in a traditional cheese. 

Mark your calendar! The next International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day is October 17, 2020.

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