The annual internship program for cheese mongers to learn about Dutch cheese in its homeland.
Essex St. Cheese puts education at the forefront of our work. We teach about cheese whenever we can in the belief that cheese mongers who know more about their cheese—how to care for it, how to serve it, the story behind it—serve their customers better. It’s also way more fun to come to work every day when you’re connected to the history of great cheese
Betty and Martin Koster run Fromagerie L’amuse in Amsterdam. Their retail shops are one of the country’s most highly regarded sources for traditional cheeses. Betty is deeply connected to great sources of cheese throughout the country, working to select, age, sell and teach about Dutch cheese.
The intern will work at L’amuse for two weeks. They will experience cheese mongering in The Netherlands. They will visit the source of cheese and work alongside cheese makers. They’ll be part of the selection process and visit the aging rooms for L’amuse’s cheese. They’ll also be part of the wholesale business and work with L’amuse to prepare cheese for export. This is an unpaid, educational internship, though accommodations and travel within The Netherlands are included.
Cheese mongers who are customers of Essex St. Cheese and sell L’amuse cheese are welcome to apply. Applications taken in the fall for internship the following spring.