IDDBA’s Angela Bozo Receives the American Cheese Society’s Prestigious Certified Cheese Professional Credential

Madison, WI — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association is excited to announce that our Education Director, Angela Bozo, has passed the American Cheese Society (ACS) Certified Cheese Professional Exam (ACS CCP ® Exam). Bozo is part of an elite group of 122 individuals from 33 companies who passed the 8th ACS CCP ® Exam.

The exam was held on July 31, 2019 in Richmond, VA. ACS CCPs ® currently total more than 1,000 individuals in the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Europe. 

“The entire Education Department is thrilled for Angela,” said Jeremy Johnson, VP of Education. “Joining the esteemed ranks of Certified Cheese Professionals is a tremendous achievement and further enhances the IDDBA Education Department’s knowledge base, enabling us to serve as an even more valuable resource to our members, association programs, and the industry.”

The ACS CCP ® Exam is the first and only exam of its kind. The exam is based on the knowledge and skills required to successfully perform cheese-related tasks in jobs across the industry. 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. 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.

“We are very proud of Angela and this accomplishment. This puts her in an elite class of industry professionals. It demonstrates her commitment to lifelong learning that enables her and IDDBA to better serve as a resource to our members and the industry,” said Whitney Atkins, VP of Marketing at IDDBA.

To learn more about the Certified Cheese Professional ® Exam, visit

About IDDBA:  IDDBA is a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese, and supermarket foodservice industries. Member companies enjoy exclusive benefits and services including the annual tradeshow, leading-edge research, training programs, management tools, and an annual trends report. For more information contact IDDBA at 608-310-5000 or visit