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Part-Time Cheesemonger

Mons Cheesemongers
East Dulwich and/or Borough Market and/or Brockley Market

Posted: 19 May 2023

Deadline: 3 Jul 2023

Compensation: London Living Wage

Paid Part-time


Job description

We are looking for cheesemongers and, most importantly, food lovers to join our retail team on a part-time basis for 2 days a week. 

This would be 2 full shifts or 1 full shift and 2 half days. There are multiple positions available and there is some flexibility on the number of days, just specify your availability in your cover letter. Your shifts would include a set Saturday with others on a Sunday or mid-week. There will also be many opportunities to take on extra shifts across our busiest periods of the year. It would be a huge bonus if prospective candidates can work half days as part of their working week.

Availability in the run-up to Christmas is essential; we ask that part-time mongers chip in with a full 5 days to help with the festive madness! Your training will take place at either our East Dulwich or Borough Market site and you will likely be retailing across more than one of our sites over the year.

An ideal candidate will not only be comfortable in a customer-facing role but also even more comfortable with the idea of eating and learning about cheese each day. We believe experience behind the cheese counter is the best way to learn about the production, selection, and maturation of the products we work with. Through this, you'll become confident in pinpointing which cheeses should be going home with each of our lovely customers.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Helping to create an inviting, positive, and safe shopping experience
  • Speaking enthusiastically and honestly about our entire range to match the right cheese with our lovely customers
  • Adhering to strict health and safety procedures
  • Helping to drive our retail sites towards their weekly sales targets
  • Tasting cheese daily to accurately gauge its flavour profile and condition

This role suits an individual looking to balance work in the food industry and other interests. After an 8-week training period - where your salary will be between £21,000-£24,000 pro rata depending one experience - we offer a London Living Wage salary. There is a comprehensive training and good opportunities for progression for an individual who can see a long future in the cheese world. Staff tastings, producer visits, and cheese on tap are some benefits of this role.

So, if you're a cheese lover with the potential to thrive in a bustling retail environment then please apply using the form below. Make sure to include a cover letter.

We've extended the deadline for applications to Monday 5th June, though we will look to reply to applications as and when we receive them.

Please call 020 706 469 12 if you have any questions or send any queries to

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About Mons Cheesemongers

Mons Cheesemongers opened at Borough Market, London in 2006. We now have a stall at Brockley Market & specialist cheese shops within Bermondsey’s Spa Terminus complex & on Lordship Lane, East Dulwich. We select traditionally made Continental & British cheeses and age them in our cellars in London and on the Cote Roannaise. We also supply a range of dairy produce, cured meats, crackers, condiments, beers, wines, ciders & perries.