Cristian’s family is from Chile and "once”, (which literally translates as “eleven,” but is actually a meal served in the early evening), was an important tradition. Once consisted of fresh bread, cheese, paté, and tea, and was a time for the family to get together, eat, and enjoy each other’s company. Cristian’s first job was in a cheese shop called Say Cheese where he learned an appreciation for blue cheese and proper cheese wrapping. Today Cristian works at Whole Foods, recently became a Certified Cheese Professional, and loves spending evenings sharing cheese with his lady and their four children. Cristian has never competed in the CMI and is excited about this amazing opportunity.