Chris Luken is a cheese specialist at Hy-Vee in Winona, MN. His first decade in cheese was tasting most of the 15,000-30,000 lbs. of entries into the United States and World Championship Cheese Contests (made possible by his employer purchasing the cheeses after they had been judged). He has been hired to perform informational cheese tastings in customer’s homes, for local businesses, and at public events. While travelling he seeks out local cheesemakers, their cheeses, and collecting local cheese books. He is thrilled for the opportunity to study for the ACS CCP to help him better serve his customers.