Cypress Grove Chevre and culture are pairing up to sponsor a cheesemonger at this summer’s Cheesemonger Invitational in Brooklyn, New York. This is an epic battle of monger versus monger, featuring blind taste tests, cutting and wrapping assessments, pairing challenges, and more! The monger who wins the Send Your Monger Packing competition, will receive FULL SPONSORSHIP to the Cheesemonger Invitational. Jordan is one of 3 monger finalists in the running to win. Read on and cast your vote by June 6th!
Jordan grew up in Chicago and until he began working in restaurants at the age of fourteen had only experienced cheese as it came from the welfare food bank. He worked his way up from dishwasher to executive chef and was on a culinary path until the restaurant he worked at abruptly shut down when the owner pawned the stove and frier to pay off gambling debts. Understandably discouraged, he found a job with Pastoral delivering cheese to restaurants. With every delivery he made a point to learn about the cheeses he was dropping off. After six months in delivery, Jordan’s car was stolen! Fortunately, Pastoral’s owners had become impressed with him and offered him a position behind the cheese counter, and now he can’t imagine doing anything else. Jordan has never completed in the CMI and is excited for the chance to attend for the first time.