Retail Store Cheese Specialist

Do you dream in cheese? Can you discern a Gouda from a Gruyère at a single glance? If you have a passion for cheese and love sharing your knowledge with others, then we have the perfect role for you! As a Cheese Specialist, you’ll be the go-to expert in our store, guiding customers through our extensive cheese selection. This role is ideal for someone who is enthusiastic about all things cheese and eager to create an unforgettable shopping experience for every cheese lover who walks through our doors.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Cheese Expertise: Provide expert knowledge on various cheese types, origins, and pairings.
  • Customer Engagement: Assist customers in selecting cheeses, offering samples, and suggesting pairings with wines or other products.
  • Educational Experiences: Conduct cheese education sessions and tastings for customers and staff.
  • Inventory Management: Manage cheese inventory, including ordering, receiving, and ensuring proper storage and handling.
  • Merchandising: Creatively display cheese products to enhance customer appeal and drive sales.
  • Quality Control: Ensure all cheese products meet our high standards of quality and freshness.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with other departments to promote cheese-related products and events.
  • Sales Growth: Contribute to sales growth by providing exceptional customer service and product knowledge.

Job Qualifications

  • Passionate About Cheese: Deep knowledge and passion for cheese, including different types, origins, and pairings.
  • Strong Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills to educate and engage customers.
  • Sales Experience: Prior experience in retail sales, particularly in food or specialty products.
  • Customer Service Oriented: Strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service.
  • Detail-Oriented: Ability to manage inventory with attention to detail.
  • Team Player: Eagerness to collaborate with a team and contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Food Safety Knowledge: Understanding of proper food handling and storage practices.

Perks & Benefits

  • Product Discounts: Enjoy discounts on our wide range of products.
  • Career Growth: Potential for career advancement in a growing company.

If you’re a cheese enthusiast looking to turn your passion into a career, join our team and become a pivotal part of our cheese-loving community!

UW Provision is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time or Part-time

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $18.00 – $22.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Explain the differences in milk types? (cow, goat, sheep)
  • In a retail environment, what are the best practices for displaying and handling various types of cheese to ensure freshness and quality? Can you describe how you would manage soft cheeses differently from hard cheeses?


  • Retail sales: 2 years (Required)
  • Customer service: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

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