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Marcella Wright Resume


ACS_CCP-logo_FinalMarcella Wright –American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional 

Website: – August 2008 – to Present – more than 1.2 million unique visits as of July 2017.

 I am one of 700+ Cheese Professionals in the United States and Canada to have earned the prestigious status of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional.


To continue my career in the Specialty Food area. To educate, train and share my knowledge of cheese, sales and customer service.


Sartori Certified Cut and Wrap Cheese Professional – March 2015

American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional – July 2013

Food Handler Certificates – Washington State, 2013; Oregon State, 2013

ServSafe Food Handler Certificate – Georgia 2017, California State, 2013

Murray’s Cheese Certified Red Jacket Trainer – August 2011

Murray’s Cheese Certified Basic Skills Trainer – July 2011


Computer and Social Media Skills

Microsoft Office: Word, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint

LinkedIn (2000+ connections), Klout (score consistently above 60), Twitter (5100+ followers), Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook Fan Pages

Cheese Study Group at Facebook – More than 3100 members who are interested in passing the ACS CCP™ and increasing their knowledge of cheese.


Employment History

Bringing Specialty Cheese To You – August 2014 to Present

Kelly’s Jelly – National Ambassador – March 2016 to Present

Murray’s Cheese Set-Up Specialist and Trainer for Kroger; Cheesemonger – June 2011 to August 2014

Fred Meyer – Cheesemonger – April 2008 – June 2011

Self Employed – Literary Agent – 1983-2004



Institut du Fromage – September 2016

Cheese and Leadership Seminars: American Cheese Society, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016

Cheesemaking: Roth/Kase, May 2009, Monroe, Wisconsin; Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, August 2010, Seattle, Washington; Rogue Creamery, August 2011, Central Point, Oregon; Sartori Cheese, July, 2013, Antigo, Wisconsin

Kroger Leadership Seminars – 2012-2013

Murray’s Cheese Boot Camp Certificate, New York, New York, July 2011

Murray’s Cheese Certified BST Training – August 2011

Murray’s Cheese Certified RJT Training – August 2011

Jefferson Community College, Louisville, Kentucky – 2 years


Professional Organizations

Internationale Guilde des Fromagers – Garde et Jura

Lavonia, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Lake Hartwell Beekeepers Association

Washington State Cheesemakers Association

Academy of TasteMakers 

Advisory Board Member – 

American Cheese Society

Association of Food Bloggers 

Cheese of Choice Coalition 


Judge – Cheesemonger Invitational – NYC – June 2016

Judge – Taste Awards – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Owner/Editor/Mentor – FaceBook Group: Cheese Study Group – Currently more than 3000 members (as of 7/2017) 

Cheese Profile Writer for American Cheese Society’s Cheese “Cheese Bytes” Newsletter 2013 – June 2015

American Cheese Society – Committee Member – 2014/2015

Proctor – ACS CCP Exam – July 2014, July 2016, July 2017

Mentorship Program – ACS CCP March 2014 – July 2014


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