Nice review of the recent Invitational. A challenging day for mongers!
“At 9:30 on a recent Saturday morning, in a Long Island City warehouse that smelled a bit funky, fifty-two people sat at two long tables, hunched over exams. At each seat was a sign with the test taker’s name and place of business, a slate slab, and a cutting board. The proctor, Adam Moskowitz, walked down the aisle, his steps echoing in the vast space. Suddenly, something caught his eye, and he squeaked to a halt.
“Murray’s Cheese, yo! Who’s worked at Murray’s?”
About ten hands went up.
“Yeah! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Lineage. Lin-e-age.”
The first hour of the fourth annual Cheesemonger Invitational was underway.”