Serving the New York Cheese Industry since 1864

The New York State Cheese Manufacturers Association hosts a series of exciting events each year. We look forward to seeing you and encourage you to get involved!

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Annual Spring Conference

The Annual Spring Conference is a great opportunity to keep pace with changes in the cheese industry with presentations by leading dairy industry experts, research reports from Cornell University, as well as regulatory updates. The Annual Spring Conference is held each year in March in Syracuse NY.

Join us for the 2024 Spring Conference in Syracuse at the DoubleTree Hotel!

March 4-5, 2024
Registration will open in late January 2024.

Dairy Blender with Northeast Dairy Foods & Northeast Dairy Suppliers

March 20th, 2024
time TBD
Embassy Suites
Syracuse, NY
Event details and registration to come

This year’s Dairy Blender will have a little of something for everyone and is a great opportunity to learn about the manufacturing process and get introduced to the management teams of our presenting NDFA companies. Registration is open to Northeast Dairy Foods, Northeast Dairy Suppliers, and NYS Cheese Manufacturers members.

2023 Cheese Fundraiser is now closed

The Annual Cheese Auction has changed! This is your chance to support the NY Cheese Manufacturer’s Association and the NY Dairy Industry, while securing Award-Winning New York State Cheddar to share with your customers, clients, family and friends. Instead of the auction format of the past, we are changing to a fundraising format. Now when you place your order, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting! We are still selling the best cheddar in New York State in 40-pound blocks, cut and wrapped into two-pound bricks for convenience. Each 40-pound block is $350. There is the option to order as many blocks as you would like!

Proceeds from the NYS Cheese Manufacturers’ Annual Cheese Fundraiser support educational opportunities for cheese manufacturers, promotes NY State Cheese, and provides up to two scholarships for undergraduate students in Dairy Science or Food Science. This year we are also introducing a graduate scholarship for up to $5000.

The cheese will ship between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Fall Conference

The NYS Cheese Manufacturers’ Fall Conference is held at different locations throughout New York State. With a more relaxed atmosphere, the Fall Conference is a perfect opportunity for networking and engagement. The Fall Conference is family-friendly and has plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Join us for the 2024 Fall Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

September 25-27, 2024 – registration information to come!

This year’s combined Northeast Dairy Convention (NDFSA, PAMD and NYSCMA) will be held at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs.

We have an agenda full of business sessions, networking opportunities, and casual activities. Speakers for our business sessions are still being finalized but you can look forward to our speakers presenting priority industry topics. More details to come!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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