Whole Foods Market Oakville is proud to announce that Team Member Nora Bucor is among the 2013 class of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals™ (ACS CCPs™). Nora is part of an elite group of 132 individuals who passed the 2nd Annual Certified Cheese Professional™ Exam, which was held on July 31 in Madison, Wisconsin.
This prestigious group consists of cheese professionals from across the United States and Canada. The Certified Cheese Professional Exam is the first and only exam of its kind. It 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 exam is based on the knowledge and skills required to successfully perform cheese-related tasks in jobs across the industry. Testing encompasses a broad range of topics including raw ingredients, the cheese-making process, storing and handling cheese, selecting distributors, marketing and communicating about cheese, nutrition, and regulations and sanitation.
“It is so gratifying to recognize this class of Certified Cheese Professionals,” says Nora Weiser, Executive Director of the American Cheese Society. “The knowledge and expertise they demonstrate shows a level of commitment and dedication that is truly commendable. They raise the bar not only for cheese professionals, but also for everyday consumers who benefit from the quality of service and expert guidance CCPs provide.” For a full list of ACS CCPs™, please visit www.cheesesociety.org.
Nora is one of the founding members of Whole Foods Market Oakville. Since 2005 she has developed her expertise in the specialty areas of coffee, chocolate and cheese. Whole Foods Market Oakville encourages team members to explore different positions throughout the company and Nora is now Specialty Team Leader, leading a Team of 6 and is a source of enthusiastic, valuable information for customers who visit the cheese department.
Many of the suppliers are local cheese factories who meet Whole Foods Market’s high quality standards. Customers love the cheddars and the selection is plentiful. Nora encourages her customers to also explore the many types of specialty cheeses offered. For example, Prime Pick Farms boasts only twelve cows and a delightful selection of creamed cheeses, perfect for entertaining. A favourite for the cheese tray at your next party is the rum-soaked Bella Vitano Rum Runner Cheese Sartori. Visit Nora at Whole Foods Market Oakville to taste and enjoy these cheeses and many other special delights.
Since Whole Foods Market Oakville opened Nora has become the proud mother of two young children…
And, with one more baby on the way, Nora appreciates the family oriented company and the many ways Whole Foods Market Oakville strives to accommodate family requirements of their team members.
Nora will receive an official lapel pin, embroidered patch, certificate, and the right to use the title ACS Certified Cheese Professional™ (or ACS CCP™). All ACS CCPs™ will be required to demonstrate continued active participation within the cheese industry and continued professional development to maintain this credential, and will be required to re-certify every three years. We look forward to her continuing enthusiasm and expertise as she interacts with you… her customers.
Contact and visit Whole Foods Market Oakville located at 301 Cornwall Road in Oakville. For information call 905-849-8400