There are exams for sommeliers.
Why not cheesemongers?
Five staffers from Di Bruno's - Rocco Rainone, Amanda Bernhardt, Hunter Fike, Richard-Luis Morillo and Matt Shankle - are part of an elite group of 132 individuals who passed the second annual Certified Cheese Professional Exam, held on July 31 in Madison, Wis.
The exam was established by the American Cheese Society to encourage high standards of comprehensive cheese knowledge and service for professionals in all areas of the industry. The exam was developed over an eight-year period with more than 100 industry experts working together. The exaam covers raw ingredients, the cheesemaking process, storing and handling cheese, selecting distributors, marketing and communicating about cheese, nutrition, and regulations and sanitation.