What is “Young Cheesemonger of the Year”?

The Young Cheesemonger Award supports young talent in the Cheese Industry. Becoming an expert Cheesemonger is an exceptional skill worth celebrating! If you want to establish yourself as the next generation of professional cheese champions, then we want to hear from you.


Young Cheesemonger of the Year entry form

The Young Cheesemonger Award supports young talent in the Cheese Industry. Applicants must be under the age of 30 at the date of the competition, which will take place during the World Cheese Awards to be held at International Conference Centre, Newport, Wales on 2nd November 2022. Download an entry form or fill in the online entry form below:

Entries Close – Wednesday 21st September 2022

Read the Terms and Conditions before entry

Successful applicants will be informed before 30th September 2022 and invited to take part in the finals hosted at the World Cheese Awards on 2nd November 2022. The winner receives the coveted title of Young Cheesemonger 2022, a trophy, a feature in Fine Food Digest and Academy of Cheese Level Two certification course. They will also be invited to judge at the World Cheese Awards 2023.


How “Young Cheesemonger of the Year” works

  • Call for entries mid July (apply using the form above)
  • Cheesemongers under 30 are encouraged to enter with a short biography
  • Candidates must propose which cheeses they would put on their ideal cheese board for a total of £50.

Young Cheesemonger of the Year 2022 Dates

  • Closing date Wednesday 21st September 2022
  • Shortlisted Finalists notified before 30th September ‘22
  • Shortlisted entrants will be invited to take part in the finals at the World Cheese Awards on November 2nd

How will Young Cheesemonger of the Year be judged?

Young Cheesemongers will be invited to take part in the finals at the World Cheese Awards on November
2nd to take part in four rounds

Round One: Discuss their cheeseboard selection

Round Two: Demonstrate their ‘Cut & Wrap’ skills cutting & wrapping different cheeses

Round Three: Identify different cheeses using SATC model

Round Four: Take part in MasterRind a quiz about cheese from around the world.

Justin Tunstall will compere the competition, interviewing the competitors in round
one and asking the questions in MasterRind. There will be four judges and two
assistants.

When will Young Cheesemonger of the Year be announced?

The winner will be announced during dinner at the World Cheese Awards on November
2nd 2022


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