Thursday, April 21, 2011

The 2011 Cheesemonger Invitational!

Arrowine's Cheese Department Manager, Perry Soulos, will be competing in the 2nd annual Cheesemonger Invitational this July in New York!! The Cheesemonger Invitational is the biggest gathering of the year for cheese professionals. Fromagers, cheesemongers, and other cheese lovers convene at the Larkin cheese warehouse to celebrate cheese and the professionals who support the craft.

So, what do cheesemongers do when they get together? Eat cheese, show off their crazy mongering skills, and party, of course!  The mind-blowing cheese inspired dishes of Chef Tia Keenan, will be served; the thoughtful and creative fare is sure to inspire the visiting mongers to rethink the typical cheese board. Also, cheese-slinging DJ's will rock the warehouse all night. Thankfully, I doubt the music will be cheese-inspired.

The night's biggest event, though, will be a competition between the country's top mongers.  $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top ten. Wrapping, cutting, displaying, and selling skills will be put to the test in what Larkin describes as, "Iron chef meets American Idol meets Dancing with the Stars FOR CHEESE". Don't you wish you were a cheesemonger?!

We'll keep you updated and let you know how we rank. Wish us good luck!

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