Meet Cheesemonger Peter Lovis of The Concord Cheese Shop
The Boston Globe talked with Peter Lovis, owner of the 150 year old Massachusetts' cheese store, The Concord Cheese Shop. Check out the interview to find out what a pro cheesemonger thinks about chain grocery store cheese, cheesemongering as a new profession, and how he came to be owner of the time honored store.
Also be sure to attend the 3rd Annual Crucolo Parade at his store, where a 400 lb. wheel of cheese from a tiny village in the Trentino region of northern Italy, will arrive in a horse-drawn cart.
“Most people didn’t know or care about cheese in the past, as compared to the thousands of imported cheese we have now,” said Lovis, 51, who said that he feels like his whole life has been an apprenticeship to owning this store. When he was 15, he started working at a mom and pop store in New Jersey (“as a way to avoid playing football”), then for a gourmet shop, importing company, and finally a distributor.