Meet Adam Smith, D.C.’s Own Champion Cheesemonger
Adam Smith is a professional cheesemonger and he's pretty dang good at his job. This was proven publicly when he won the Cheesemonger Invitational earlier this summer, beating out over 40 competitors. Writer Sam Hiersteiner gets a closer look at this dedicated cheese head in this article for the Washington City Paper - he even got our own editor, and Cheesemonger Invitational judge, Elaine Khosrova to weigh in:
“He was confident during the customer engagement segment, which really separates the weak from the strong, because everything comes together in that moment,” says Elaine Khosrova, editor at Culture magazine and a judge at this year’s event.
Moskowitz, the event’s founder, was also impressed by Smith’s dedication. “There was a moment in the final round when I asked every monger why they chose cheese as a profession,” he says. “Everyone tried to get really poetic, but Adam said ‘This is my job, this is what I do, and I love it.’ When he won, he said something like ‘Thank you, this is great, but I need to get back behind my counter.’”