The end of the year is fast approaching, and while many of you are scrambling for Champagne glasses, fitting your heels, or wondering how in hell are you supposed to tie a bowtie, there is one ultra-important thing that remains—hazy—at the back of your minds. Let us be hopefully not the first and probably the last to remind you: At the stroke of midnight tonight, the Cypress Grove Cheesemonger Champion will be voted into office! He or she will be given full sponsorship to this year’s Cheesemonger Invitational in San Francisco, complete with room, board, and travel.
“What is the Cheesemonger Invitational?” you might ask in your cheese innocence? Just sit back and immerse yourself in this explanatory video:
OK, maybe not so explanatory, but pumping you up, amiright?
As the official CMI description puts it, the event is “Fight Club meets Wrestlemania of Cheese.” Dozens of cheesemongers from across the country will descend upon a competitive dairy arena the likes of which you’ve never seen, battling each other in stupendous events ranging from lightning-fast wrapping rounds, beer and cheese pairing-duels, and slicing wheels to its exact perfect weight. Take a gander at this New Yorker piece from last year for more details on the glory of the cheese.
The race between stellar candidates Liz Nezrud, James Danforth, and Melissa Wood is by no means certain, and you have the means to sway the contest! Follow this link right here to scope out the potential #CheeseChamps and cast your vote tonight!