Everett Presley, Forever Cheese

Everett is the Quality Control Manager for Forever Cheese, overseeing products from Italy, Spain, Portugal and Croatia. This year is his second time serving as an Aesthetic Judge, first being Montreal in 2011. Born in Mississippi, raised in Brazil, Everett came back to the U.S. for college, graduating from Mississippi University for Women with a B.S. in Culinary Arts. Everett moved to New York for grad school, Food Studies at NYU, after working in restaurants in Nantucket. Working at the ‘old’ Murray’s, Everett started behind the counter, worked his way up into management and was the affineur/cave master before that was a position with a title. Also, while in NYC, Everett taught as an adjunct professor at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn.  Everett spent time with Whole Foods Market and The Fresh Market before working with Bittersweet Plantation Dairy in Louisiana. A move north led Everett a job working for Wine Library, developing, managing and growing their gourmet department for several years before joining Forever Cheese in 2013.