Via Culture Magazine, the Comté Association has announced a unique opportunity for the first class of graduates from the American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional exam:
The Comté Cheese Association is thrilled to announce an exciting scholarship opportunity for the American Cheese Society’s first-ever Certified Cheese Professionals™ (ACS CCP™s). Cheese experts who have passed the Certified Cheese Professional™ Exam—the first of its kind in the US—have the unique opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Comté region to learn first-hand about the cheese’s unique history and production, as well as to explore the region and its culture.
To apply, ACS CCP™s must fill out an entry form and answer a short essay question by December 1, 2012. The essays will be judged anonymously on the basis of knowledge and creativity by a panel of three judges, who will select the winner, including: Greg O’Neill, Board President of the American Cheese Society; Owner, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine; Cathy Strange, Global Cheese Buyer, Whole Foods Market, Inc.; and Max McCalman, Maître Fromager, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center; Author & Cheese Writer.
States Jean-Louis Carbonnier, representing the Comté Cheese Association, “We are thrilled to support the ACS Certified Cheese Professional™ program, which will help elevate and support the appreciation of fine cheese in the US. Exam takers displayed commitment and passion for attaining the CCP title, and we want to honor their hard work as well as support them in their cheese journeys.”
Download the application form here.
(Photo ©2012 Comté Cheese Association)