The Safe Cheesemaking Hub, a project of the American Cheese Society, was honored with a 2018 PR News Nonprofit Award, winning the Website category.
The PR News Nonprofit Awards celebrate nonprofit campaigns and communicators making a positive, lasting impact on the world. On March 20, the top campaigns were honored at a luncheon at Washington, D.C.’s National Press Club. The winners were judged on the impact of the campaigns they’ve led, and on the positive influence they’ve had on society at large. ACS’s Safe Cheesemaking Hub, launched in March 2017, is an easily searchable “one-stop shop” for resources, research, training, and tools to enhance industry food safety practices.
The site is largely focused on the needs of small- to mid-sized producers in the United States; it also includes resources for the retailers who sell their products. Access to the site is available publicly, as the resources compiled on the site are vital to the continued health and growth of the American artisan and specialty cheese industry.