NYS Cheese Manufacturers’ 2018 Fall Conference

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Please make your hotel reservations ASAP by calling the Gideon Putnam Hotel at 866-746-1077 –Be sure to Reference Group Code: 9na25i /NYS Cheese Mfrs. Association Fall Conference group block. The hotel cut-off date of AUGUST 9th.

September 9-11, 2018, Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY.

The fall meeting of the Association is set for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, September 9, 10, & 11, 2018 at the beautiful Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga, NY. Please make your hotel arrangements without delay, even if you must cancel later — the hotel cut-off date is Thursday, August 9th! Please call the hotel directly at 866-746-1077 to make your reservations. Please be sure to indicate you are with the NYS Cheese Mfrs. Association block (reference code: 9na25i ).


The activities will start with a cocktail party Sunday evening (attire – business casual). The golf tournament will be on Monday at the Saratoga Spa golf club in Saratoga Springs, NYNathan Pistner is our 2018 golf chairman and we will forward your golf registration to him. We will collect your greens fees in advance saving congestion at the pro shop. The cost is $75.00 and includes a golf cart. (For the non-golfers, there are a number of nearby attractions that lend themselves to self-conducted tours. For information on Saratoga Springs, NY area attractions visit https://www.saratoga.com/. We will also provide information packets at the registration desk.

This year’s Monday Evening Cocktail Reception will be will be held at The Lodge, Saratoga Springs.  Note that shuttle service will be provided.


The speakers’ program will include Ed Gallagher, Sam Alcaine, Charlie Kuenzel and Dave Patterson.

Reserve your Hotel Room

Please remember to make your hotel reservation ASAP to secure your room, even if you must cancel later. The golf and meeting registration forms should be returned to Janene no later than September 3rd. Please contact Janene if you have any questions or need assistance (607-277-5833 e-mail: jgg3@cornell.edu). We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY!


Sunday, September 9th

Check-In  (Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY)
Practice Golf  (Saratoga Spa Golf Club, Saratoga Springs, NY )
Cocktail Party — 6:00pm-7:00pm  (Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY)
Dinner — On Your Own

Monday, September 10th

Golf Tournament – 9:00 am at Saratoga Spa Golf Club, Saratoga Springs, NY
Non-Golfer’s Self Conducted Tours
Pre-Awards Dinner Reception – 5:30-7:00pm at The Lodge – Saratoga Springs (1 Nelson Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY) with Shuttle Service available at the hotel starting at 5:00pm
Awards Dinner – 7:15 pm at Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY (Ticket Required)

Tuesday, September 11th

Continental Breakfast – 8:00 am (Conference Room)
Speakers Program – 8:30 am 
Business Meeting and Reports (Tim Reagan, President,  NYS Cheese Mfrs. Assoc.)
Milk Marketing Outlook: An Update – Ed Gallagher, DFA (8:45-9:30)
Cowbucha:  A Peek into the Fermented Beverage Aisle– Samuel Alcaine, Dept. of Food Science, Cornell University (9:30-10:15)
The History and Development of Saratoga Springs – Charlie Kuenzel & Dave Patterson, Saratoga Tours (10:15-11am)




Venue Phone: 866-746-1077

Venue Website:

24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs,, New York, 12866, United States

All of the classic charm you know and love with a touch more of modern comfort. We took a hardship and made it into an opportunity to improve. After issues with our water main in January, we have made the best of our time and did extensive work on the entire hotel. We are excited to open with renovated guest corridors, guest rooms, Putnam's Restaurant, Saratoga Room, and many other touches throughout the property. Come and see all that is new at The Gideon Putnam.

  • September 9, 2018 - September 11, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm