The cultured crew
The fabulous folks behind the cheese
What would I do without my crew?!
What I originally envisioned (somewhat naively) as a one-woman show, quickly grew into a, “I can’t do this alone!”
And I wouldn’t want to do this alone. There is so much joy (and yes, cheesy humour) in working with my dedicated team at the shop. We work hard, we laugh a lot and we strive to offer the best inclusive experience we can to our customers and our community. Because where would we be without the support of our community?
From opening day, he was a part of our team. A regular customer who rarely missed a Saturday cheese shopping experience, and if he did it was so out of character that I was actually worried!
Nine months into this gig he joined our team behind the cheese counter, already armed with so much knowledge from his consistent shopping experiences. Dave has been growing with us and our business for over four and a half years. We are super lucky to have him! Though the cheese puns Dave…
Inquisitive and curious, focussed and fun, honest and hardworking. Kinda fits the crew criteria, right?!
With a kick-butt cover letter full of passion, intent and genuine interest, I nearly hired her right off the paper, before we even met!
Such a great fit for our shop, our team and our community.
Meet Michelle, our Irish globetrotter who now calls the Yukon home. And lucky for us, as she’s a perfect fit for our crew! Seriously, by day two it felt like she had been working alongside us for months. And now it has been months and we feel super lucky!!
With a natural love of cheese and a natural ease with people, Michelle is quick to learn the names of our regulars and make new and familiar customers feel welcomed and appreciated. Heck yeah, because you are!!!
Meet Kayla! As a regular customer, she was no stranger to our shop, so when a perfectly cheesy cover letter came our way, we jumped at the opportunity to give her Saturdays!
A naturally curious quick learner, with a calm and happy disposition, she is integral to our crew. If you visit on a Saturday, she will be quick to make you feel welcome and cared for and will be happy to talk cheese!! We’re all so impressed with the knowledge and familiarity she has gained only working with us one day a week.
A family BUSINESS
It all begins with family, the foundation of Cultured Fine Cheese.
After our son was born and I returned to work, I was looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity to support more balance in my life. Ha! I was obviously totally oblivious to the massive commitment required of self-employment! But we went into this as family, and for family, and we continue with the same principles.
On a cold November evening in 2014, the idea of a cheese shop was born. By March 2015 we had signed a lease and I had given notice at my government job. Yup, terrifying to say the least! And on June 23, 2015, the rubber hit the road!
There I am in the forefront, the storefront, but always, there is my team behind the scenes, my boys, my cheering squad, my rocks, my reason to work hard at this dream.
Steph, my perfect pairing.
Arlo, going above and beyond!
It's not always glamorous, growing up in a family business. Sometimes it means a late night napping on the shop floor, while mommy and papa pull a late night prepping fondue.
It takes a COMMUNITY...
So, as you can see, it takes many layers, a carefully interwoven tapestry of lives, to create, maintain and sustain a business. Sure, we had a vision, but it takes a community to bring it to fruition. Thank you Yukon!!