About ASCA

The Australian Specialist Cheesemakers' Association (ABN 14789353593) (ASCA) represents the Australian specialist and artisan cheese industry!

Its role is to promote and accelerate excellence and bring together the best available knowledge and expertise to stimulate dialogue and provide continuing education, operational guidance, recognition and professional growth and development for its members, and to develop and promote consumer awareness and appreciation of Australian specialist and artisan cheese.

ASCA has operated since 1994 as a not-for-profit member-based industry association for Australia’s artisan cheesemakers, members of associated industries and cheeselovers. ASCA acts as a catalyst in stimulating the growth and development of the specialist and artisan cheese industry in Australia.

In the industry's relatively short history, ASCA has witnessed significant development within the specialist and artisan cheese sector and a growing consumer appreciation of the quality products being produced.



ASCA’s Vision

That Australia produces, sustainably and profitably, high quality artisanal cheeses that Australians and those in the rest of the world love and admire.



ASCA’s Mission

To promote and accelerate excellence, engagement, appreciation and collegiality within the Australian artisanal cheese industry. 

To also advance the continuing professional growth and development of members by bringing together the best available knowledge and expertise to stimulate dialogue and provide continuing education, operational guidance and recognition.