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August 30, 2017

Ruth Appel, Marketing Director & Retail Business Manager
Appel Farms

Owner of Appel Farms in Ferndale Recognized as American Cheese Society's Certified Cheese Professional

Appel Farms is proud to announce that owner, Ruth Appel is among the 2017 class of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals® (ACS CCPs®). She is part of an elite group of individuals who passed the 7th ACS Certified Cheese Professional® Exam. The exam was held on July 26, 2017, in Denver, CO. ACS CCPs® currently total nearly 900 individuals in the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Europe. For a full list of ACS CCPs®, visit www.cheesesociety.org. The ACS Certified Cheese Professional® Exam is the first and only exam of its kind. It was established by the American Cheese Society to encourage high standards of comprehensive cheese knowledge and service for professionals in all areas of the industry. The exam is based on the knowledge and skills required to successfully perform cheese-related tasks in jobs across the industry. Testing encompasses a broad range of topics including raw ingredients, the cheesemaking process, storing and handling cheese, selecting distributors, marketing and communicating about cheese, nutrition, and regulations and sanitation. Appel has been working in the cheese and dairy industry for close to twenty years.  Her passion is for educating the public on nutrition, cooking, pairing, and enjoying cheese. Each ACS CCPs® is required to demonstrate continued active participation and professional development within the industry to maintain their credentials, and they must re-certify every three years. To learn more about the Certified Cheese Professional® Exam, visit www.cheesesociety.org. The Cheese Shoppe at Appel Farms is located at 6605 Northwest Road in Ferndale. It is open Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Samples are available at our full service cheese counter. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch serving homemade soups, sandwiches, wraps, and fresh baked goods, as well as espresso and milkshakes using ice cream made on the farm.

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