Iowa's cheesiest summer festival

Des Moines welcomes national cheese conference
If you’re a big believer that a salad, casserole or pizza isn’t complete without a sprinkle —or pile — of cheese, then get excited about a unique culinary event that’s coming to Des Moines, celebrating cheese in all its ooey, gooey varieties.

The American Cheese Society (ACS) will host its annual conference, cleverly themed “Cheese in the Heartland,” July 27-30 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

About 1,200 ACS members from the U.S., Canada and around the world will attend the conference to brush up on the latest cheese trends, learn new skills from master cheesemakers and, of course, indulge in...

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