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Vote for Cheesemonger Bryan Bland

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. Bryan is one of 3 monger finalists in the running to win. Read on and cast your vote by June 6th!

Almost 4 years ago, Peyton stumbled into the world of specialty cheese from a career in architecture. It was a happy accident that started with making sandwiches for Pastoral Artisan in Chicago, Ill. It was during this time that he was first struck by the history, the story, and the people behind each cheese he found behind Pastoral’s counter. Today, Peyton manages Bar Pastoral’s cheese program where he curates the cheese selection, educates the staff, builds cheese plates for diners, and develops wine and beer pairings for those plates. Peyton competed in the 3rd & 4th annual Cheesemonger Invitationals in New York and took 3rd place overall in the 2012 competition. He looks forward to the opportunity to attend again in 2014 and to take home the number one spot.


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