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Welcome to the 10th European
Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese & Dairy Meeting 2018

The registration for the FACEnetwork Annual Congress is open now!

FACEnetwork today announced that registration is open for 10th European Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese & Dairy Meeting 2018.

The 10th annual meeting of FACEnetwork (Farmhouse and artisan cheese and dairy producers European network) will take place in Kristianstad, in Sweden from October, 10th to 12th, 2018.

It will be a three-days event, including farm visits, a congress meeting, technical workshops and other meetings, and last but not least, the from now on traditional buffet of European cheeses!

Welcome to Sweden

“Since 2009, FACEnetwork groups together associations representing farmhouse and artisan producers, as well as technical centers specifically involved in this sector, in the aim of defending the diversity of artisan cheeses and of developing common projects useful for the development of this sector.

To date, the association has 33 member organisations, based in 17 European countries: Austria, Germany, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Sweden, where our 10th annual meeting and congress will take place this year.

The organisation represents directly 3000 producers (members of FACEnetwork). The targets pursued with the association FACEnetwork are the following:

  • To identify the problems which arise comparatively in the different countries
  • To exchange information in order to help everyone make progress on these problems
  • To take common positions and defend them on a European scale
  • To define and lead the projects which aim at answering the questions asked

Each year, around 100 participants, members of FACEnetwork and other interested person, come to this annual meetings with the aim of learning about study results, exchanging in the framework of group work sessions, visiting artisanal dairies, and also, tasting cheeses!”

On behalf of Sveriges Gårdsmejerister and FACEnetwork we cordially invite you to to attend our 10th European Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese & Dairy Meeting 2018 in Sweden.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.”

Kerstin Jürss
Vice-President of FACEnetwork
President of Sveriges Gårdsmejerister, the Artisan cheesemaker’s association in Sweden

Our programme

10 October 2018 – Farm Visits

We will spend the day visiting 3 farmhouse cheesemakers around Kristianstad, seeing their premises and tasting their products.

11 October 2018 – 10th FACEnetwork Congress

The FACEnetwork Congress will offer a broad lecture programme covering topics such as cheese technology, animal welfare and husbandry, microbiology, farmhouse cultures and more.


The congress will be presented in English.

Poster presentations outlining the activities of FACEnetworks working groups and the farmhouse and artisan dairy structure of FACE-countries will be exhibited in a sector of the entrance hall.

In the afternoon, the winning entry in the FACEnetwork´s video contest 2018 will be shown.

For dinner we will have a unique and delicious buffet of European cheeses, brought by the members of FACEnetwork from their own countries.


12 October 2018 – FACEnetwork’s General Assembly and Workshop “Technology & Tasting”

In the morning all interested participants are welcome to join the Annual General Assembly of FACEnetwork. FACE council and FACE workgoups will present a summary of their lobbying actions, position papers and ongoing projects.

The afternoon sessions are dedicated to learn more about other european cheeses. In small groups four experts will guide you through traditional cheeses of their country. You will learn the main process steps and every workshop will end with a small cheese tasting.



A unique place for the three days of events:

Krinova Science Park
Stridsvagnsvägen 14
291 39 Kristianstad (Sweden)


The meetings are mostly addressed to farmhouse and artisan cheese and dairy producers, as well as technicians/trainers/scientists specialized in this sector. All other interested people are also welcome.


The meeting is organized and
hosted by:

The Swedish Farmhouse Cheesemakers Association
Sveriges Gårdsmejerister
Gjutmästarbacken 1, 64831 Hälleforsnäs (Sweden)

In collaboration with:

Farmhouse and Artisan
Cheese & Dairy Producers
European Network (FACEnetwork)
42, rue de Châteaudun, 75314 Paris Cedex 09 (France)


For more information and to register for the meeting please visit

Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese & Dairy Producers European Network (FACEnetwork)
42, rue de Châteaudun, 75314 Paris Cedex 09, France, e-mail: