Joining the guild is the single best way to gain strength and efficiency in numbers. By becoming a cheesemaker member, you will have the chance to improve your knowledge, learn from other cheesemakers, pick up tips to help your business be more efficient, and gain promotion and marketing for your brand.
Guild membership is a tool for connecting with your peers in the industry. Guild gatherings and meetings will take place at other cheesemaking facilities so that you have the chance to learn from other operations. Through formal and informal events, we aim to develop a sense of community and state pride for our shared industry.
As a cheesemaker member of the guild, you will receive a discount on educational programs scheduled throughout the year. The guild aims to bring in speakers from across the country and from around the world to teach and share their knowledge and skills. You will also receive a quarterly newsletter with Pennsylvania cheese happenings and updates.
Your business name becomes part of the state cheese map as well as other branding and promotional materials, flyers, websites and brochures published by the guild to promote Pennsylvania-made cheese. We welcome you to participate in an annual festival, which we aspire to organize in celebration of the diversity of our state's cheeses. One of the primary goals of the guild is to build brand identity and customer loyalty to Pennsylvania-made cheese, and to reach more people with our brand.
As a cheesemaker member, your vote in our business meetings will steer the guild and its funds in a direction that benefits the industry.
Cheesemaker Member Dues:
Annual fee Your business size
$100 per year < $500K Gross Revenues
$250 per year $500K - $1M Gross Revenues
$500 per year > $1M Gross Revenues