You’ve heard of Top Model, Top Chef…whatevs. The best show no one knows about is Top Cheesemonger, and it happens every year in a Long Island City warehouse. Mongers from across the nation compete to break down giant wheels of Parm, invent perfect pairings, and identify cheeses in a blind tasting. On Monday night, Di Bruno Bros. — Philly’s biggest cheese house — hosted a contest to see which of their mongers would represent. Yours Truly showed up to judge.
My official post about the event is on the Di Bruno Blog this week. Have a gander and find out who took the title. Below are a few of the contestants, some of my favorite people in the world. Their ability to talk cheese, live cheese, and create unimaginable pairings blew my mind. The Cheesemonger Invitational (CMI) takes place on June 23, 2012. Stay tuned.
A Glimpse of the Competition
Judging The Competition
To view the winners, click here.