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Larry Hedrich, co-founder of LaClare Family Creamery, has been elected to the American Cheese Society’s (ACS) board of directors.

A leading voice in the artisanal and goat-milk-cheesemaking field, Hedrich brings four decades of experience to the organization that supports and promotes farmstead and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas.

“I’m humbled by the opportunity to represent hard-working cheesemakers from across the country and North America,” said Hedrich. “Expanding our membership and focusing on long-term issues will be among my American Cheese Society priorities.”

With 1,800 members, the ACS provides advocacy, education, business development, and networking opportunities for cheesemakers, retailers, enthusiasts and the extended industry.

In 1978, Larry and his wife Clara pursued a lifelong dream by establishing “LaClare Farms” (He’s the namesake “La” and she’s the “Clare”). What began with just two goats has evolved into a multi-generational family farm, which has produced some of the world’s most highly recognized cheeses. Just this year, LaClare’s Cave-Aged Chandoka was named Top 20, First Place/Best of Class at the World Championship Cheese Contest; Bronze Medalist at the SOFI Awards; and named a 2018 Good Food Award winner.

In June, LaClare became a founding member of the Mosaic Meadows group, which unites some of finest up-and-coming cheesmakers in America, with Hedrich — who serves as LaClare’s business manager — assuming a seat on the board of directors.

About Mosaic Meadows

Mosaic Meadows is a company of family-operated, world-class cheesemakers: Wisconsin-based La Clare Family Creamery and Saxon Creamery along with Verona, Pa.-based Lamagna Cheese Co.

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