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Cheesemongering Competition

Submitted by on March 10, 2023 – 5:00 pmNo Comment

Cheesemongers InternationalSince 2010, the Cheesemongers Guild LTD has brought together hundreds of cheesemongers from across the country, as well as, the world’s finest cheese to create The Cheesemonger Invitational aka Cheesemonger Olympics meets Cheese Rave.

CMI Masters is where 12 of America’s best cheese professionals are put through an expert-level cheesemonger competition. At the end of the night, two cheese professionals will be named to Team USA. And next September Team USA will compete in an International Cheesemonger Competition called Le Mondial Du Fromage in the south of France.

This year’s competition starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (March 12, 2023) in Larkin Cold Storage, 47-55 27th Street, Long Island City, New York. Tickets are $35.

What is a cheesemonger? The person who cuts your cheese. What is a cheese professional? Cheesemongers who have made a career in cheese. CMI Masters is a competition showcasing what elite cheesemongers can do: 1) compose a cheese plate 2) create a combination of tastes 3) transform a cheese into a new cheese 4) build a gigantic cheese catering presentation 5) sculpt an artistic presentation only using cheese.

Guests be able to witness things done with cheese “never before seen on American soil”. They will also be able to enjoy (translation: gorge themselves) with a fifty-foot grazing table featuring more than 50 artisan cheeses from Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, England, Germany, California, Wisconsin, and Vermont. Beverages will also be provided.

Sponsors for the Cheesemonger competition are Le Gruyere AOP, Columbia Cheese, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, Cellars of Jasper Hill, Essex Street Cheese Co, Neals Yard Dairy, Vermont Creamery, Forever Cheese, and the California Milk Advisory Board.

Cheesemonger International

(Photo courtesy of Cheesemonger Invitational)

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