Candidates should be business or academic leaders who have made significant, prolonged contributions to the development and growth of the cheese industry. The award recipient is chosen by a panel of industry professionals based on a nominee's overall career achievements.
Award winners have ranged from cheese company founders to microbiologists. Previous winners of the NCI Laureate Award include Elmer Marth, Max Gonzenbach, Rudy Nef, and Betsy Holden. There is no fee to submit a nomination. For a nomination form, visit www.idfa.org. or contact Tracy Boyle at email@example.com, 202/220-3509.