Cheesemonger Resources

To cheesemongers, cheesemakers are rockstars.

But to the cheesemakers, the cheesemonger is the true rockstar.


Cheese State University: An online training program for professional cheesemongers, created by Wisconsin Cheese

Academy of Cheese: Online course plan created in England

MonS Formation: in-person trainings offered in France

Makers and Mongers: Set and custom in-person trainings for cheesemakers and cheesemongers, in France

Online Resources

Institut du Fromage: Videos on cheese topics including cheese science, salesmanship, and technical skills for cheesemongers

Cheese Science Toolkit: Easy-to-digest tidbits on cheese science topics, created by the late food scientist Pat Polowski.

Food Code 2022: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s latest advice on food safety in retail and food service.

Books About Cheese

  • The Oxford Companion to Cheese, ed. Catherine Donnelly. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • American Farmstead Cheese. Paul Kindstedt. Chelsea Green, 2005.
  • Mastering Cheese. Max McCalman & David Gibbons. Clarkson Potter, 2009.
  • Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest. Tami Parr. Oregon State University Press, 2009.
  • The Guide to West Coast Cheese. Sasha Davies. Timber Press, 2010.
  • Cheese and Culture. Paul Kindstedt. Chelsea Green, 2012.
  • The Life of Cheese. Heather Paxson. University of California Press, 2012.
  • Cheese and Fermented Milk Foods, vol. I and II. Frank Kosikowski and Vikram Mistry. New England Cheese Making Supply Company, 1997.
  • The Science of Cheese. Michael H. Tunick. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Cheese and Microbes. Catherine Donnelly. ASM Press, 2014.

Cheese Podcasts

The Mobile Monger Podcast: Seattle-based podcast series featuring interviews with cheesemakers, cheesemongers, and other cheese industry folks from around the globe.

Cutting the Curd: Long-running cheese industry podcast series based in New York with a rotating slate of hosts.

Curd is the Word: Chatty podcast run by a cheesemonger, featuring interviews and a variety of cheese-related topics.

Washington Cheese Information

Washington Cheese List: An (always somewhat incomplete) Archive of Washington Cheeses, organized by creamery

Washington Cheese Map and Passport Program

Cheesemaker Pages: Learn more about individual creameries and find their contact information to reach out.

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