Cheesemonger Invitational, June 26, Long Island City, No Golf Clubs

Take 9 Cheese and Fine Food Stores from around the US of A.

  • 1. Boston: Formaggio Kitchen
  • 2. NYC: Murrays
  • 3. Brooklyn: Bedford Cheese Shop
  • 4.Berkshires: Rubiners Cheesemonger’s & Grocers
  • 5. Philadelphia: DiBruno Brothers
  • 6. Michigan: Zingermans
  • 7. San Francisco: Bi-Rite Market
  • 8. Salt Lake City:Liberty Heights Fresh
  • 9. New Orleans: St.James Cheese Company

Put them in front of 4 Judges:

Jason Hinds, Peg Smith, Kate Arding and Konrad Heusser

Bring a prominent cheesemaker from France, Rodolphe Le Meunier as a guest star

Add the public to add some atmosphere like in a good wrestling match.

Have the 9 contestants (cheese and fine food shops) live up to the challenge of 6 tests including # 3 Dare to Pair (with Beer), #4: Sign of the Times (the cheese formerly known as...Make a cheese sign of your paired cheese using the oak tag (18x24) and crayons...think chalkboard and special of the day.

Put the various ingredients in a Long Island City (New York) warehouse (Larkin Cold Storage) and you have the 1st Ever Cheesemonger Invitational, no golf clubs allowed.


When: June 26 from 8:00 to 11:00 PM

Not sure how to get there, the organizers offer (for a small fee), a shuttle leaving Murray Cheese Shop at 7 PM.

Tickets: $30 to $35 per person and you can Purchase Them now.

Found out about it via Culture, not the reggae band, the cheese mag.

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