Carlos Souffrant, Andronico’s Community Market and A.G. Ferrari Foods

Carlos Souffront has spent the whole of his professional career working with cheese. From his first job working for the Michigan specialty grocer the Merchant of Vino; to his formative tenure as buyer within the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses; to his current role purchasing for two of the Bay Area’s most esteemed and long-established specialty food chains, Andronico’s Community Market and A.G. Ferrari Foods; Carlos’ enthusiasm and connoisseurship for cheese has made him one of the retail industry’s most knowledgeable and experienced mongers. His visits with many of his favorite producers on buying trips and his close working relationship with maturers such as, the Neal’s Yard Dairy, Fromageries Mons and Petite and the Cellars at Jasper Hill, have refined his discerning palate, his rigor toward batch selection and even his techniques for finishing cheeses at retail. This is Carlos Souffront’s 2nd time judging at the ACS Judging and Competition.


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