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Cheesemonger Greenwich Cheese Company

  • Date Posted September 04, 2019
  • Location Cos Cob, CT
  • Category Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Fairfield & Greenwich Cheese Companies are award-winning cheese and specialty food shops located in Fairfield County, CT. Our mission is to offer our customers the best farmstead and artisanally produced cheeses, charcuterie and specialty pantry items, with an emphasis on top-notch, approachable customer service. We strive to support the cheesemakers, craftspeople, and farmers who make and grow real food and honor traditional methods that are "good, clean and fair." Job description Are you someone that thinks our food system needs changing? Fairfield Cheese Company is hiring cheesemongers for our Greenwich, CT location!

Sourcing Food with Integrity
We love supporting the American cheesemaker, as well as other artisan food producers nationwide and smaller production traditional cheeses worldwide. We forge relationships with small farms, cheesemakers, importers, and distributors to bring you the finest cheese and specialty foods available. Our goal is to curate the best examples of classic European cheeses we can find and the most delicious New World cheeses being made today. The cheese has to be delicious but equally important it must be made in traditional ways and honor the animals, the land and the people who work it.

We believe the food system in this country needs improvement, and by supporting the cheesemakers who do things right, we can affect change. We want to help family farms and help preserve traditional foods, not large corporations. It is food that is healthier for us, better for the environment and supports our rural communities

Sharing our Expertise with Customers
Our staff is made up of people who are passionate about good food and providing a great customer service experience. Our team loves cheese and sharing it with you. Every cheese has a story, a history, a farmer and a cheesemaker behind it and it is our job as cheesemongers to tell those stories. We do it every day behind the counter, every week in cheese school and at every event we have. It is truly the best part of our job.

We are looking for several hard-working, responsible and passionate people to join our cheesemonger team in Cos Cob, CT.  Full and part-time positions available. Excellent customer service skills are a must and experience with or a willingness to learn cheese is a plus. A passion for good food is ESSENTIAL. We are willing to teach you everything we know about cheese and cheesemongering in a supportive, fun environment.

Benefits:
  • 1 week paid vacation after 12 months of employment (for full-timers)
  • Paid sick days
  • Farm and producer trips
  • CMI
  • CCP sponsorship after 1 year of employment
  • ACS
  • 30% employee discount

We are a well-respected, nationally acclaimed shop and we provide great training and learning opportunities. We will contribute towards your cheese education by providing financial help to take classes and attend industry events. Our people have moved on into the cheese industry and specialty food industry and if you work hard for us we will help you with that next step! We are willing to sponsor you to take the American Cheese Society's Certified Cheese Professional exam (CCP) after one year with us.

Our desired candidate:
  • Is passionate about real food, especially cheese
  • Provides excellent customer service, makes customers feel welcome and special
  • Is hardworking, never idle and self-motivated
  • Food handling and preparation experience preferred
  • Is driven to learn and is a quick study
  • Be able to work weekends and evenings
  • Not afraid to pick up a mop
  • Can lift 50lbs 
Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $14.00 - $16.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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