It’s Only the Olympics for Cheesemongers
This weekend, I’m flying out to San Francisco to attend the Cheesemonger Invitational, a biannual competition among the country’s best cheesemongers.
They’ll cut, they’ll wrap, they’ll pair, they’ll plate, and they will PREACH that curd word!
A cheesemonger is more than just a curd nerd who can break down a wheel of cheese into wedges.
I think CMI’s website says it best:
“Great cheese does not exist without great cheesemongers. They are caretakers, truth tellers and therapists for the cheese. They are knights, priests, and politicians for the cheese. They are the last stop before consumption. Without great cheesemongers, cheese dies a lonely, sad death. And when a cheesemonger does their job well, a cheese lives its final days with Nobility, Honor and Respect. This profession requires an unwavering commitment to practical skills, as well as, a never-ending desire to learn more about history and science. The Cheesemonger Invitational is that rare opportunity for amazing cheesemongers to be celebrated by their community.”
Yeah, they’re pretty dope people, and they put on a hell of a show.
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