70 Whole Foods Cheesemongers Now Certified
This past August the first ever American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional™ exam was held and 70 of the 121 people who passed the test were Whole Foods Market employees, making Whole Foods the retailer with the largest number of certified cheesemongers in 2012. Congratulations to all these cheesemongers for their achievement this inaugural year.
The certification marks cheesemongers' thorough understanding of and passion for cheese. The exam tests for knowledge of cheese making, ripening, storage, handling, nutrition and more. Those who pass the exam demonstrate acumen in cheese from farm to counter and are the best of the best.
The Whole Foods Market cheesemongers who passed the exam represent two countries, 21 states and 68 stores.