Joining our staff this month as a full-time intern is Daniel McElligott, a cheesemonger and student from Melrose, Massachusetts.
Daniel’s cheese career began in 2013 at Whole Foods Market in Melrose, where he worked behind the cheese counter, offering weekly themed tastings of selected cheeses and engaging customers through cheesy suggestions and conversations. Daniel can now be found working as a cheesemonger behind the Salumi e Formaggi counter at Eataly Boston. Among Daniel’s favorite cheeses are Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, Springbrook Tarentaise, Quadrello di Bufala, Il Nocciolo, and Pata Cabra.
Daniel is also an undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Majoring in history, Daniel found a link between his interests in cheese and 19th Century American history among Northeastern’s Consortium on Food Systems Sustainability, Health, and Equity. This common ground between his passion for cheese and love of history has allowed Daniel to pursue a cooperative education opportunity at Oldways in the Cheese Coalition. Check out our future blog posts for updates on projects Daniel will be working on with us!
Carlos Yescas - Oldways Cheese Coalition Program Director