The Daphne Zepos Teaching Award
In the memory of Daphne Zepos, the much loved and respected founder of Essex Street Cheese Company and owner of the Cheese School of San Francisco, campaigners are raising money to support a foundation that will give an annual scholarship to one deserving cheese professional in the US:
This award will grow a squad of cheese professionals who teach about the history, culture and techniques in making, aging and selling cheese. Each year someone new will go forth to learn about cheese. The scholarship will fund travel and living expenses. The winner will return to share their learnings with the cheese community — at the annual American Cheese Society Conference and beyond.
The scholarship is funded by the Daphne Zepos Endowment, which is held in the American Cheese Education Foundation. That's what you are donating to here. Our goal is to raise $250,000 both through this site and by direct investment.