Too gouda to be true: Ainslie IGA wants a cheese manager
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Too gouda to be true: Ainslie IGA wants a cheese manager

It sounds too gouda to be true. Ainslie IGA, known for its exceptional selection of cheeses, is looking for someone to manage its stock.

The Ainslie Pantry cheese manager will be charged with ordering cheeses, cutting cheeses, presenting cheeses, controlling cheese supply and in-store cheese-tasting sessions.

Yep - the successful applicant gets to buy, taste and sell cheese for a living. Unbrielievable.

Ainslie IGA manager Manuel Xyrakis at the cheese wall.

Ainslie IGA manager Manuel Xyrakis at the cheese wall.Credit:Elesa Kurtz

Ainslie IGA manager Kate Mihailakis said the popular shop had decided to install a purpose-built cheese-cutting room after a record-busting Christmas. Ideally, she said, the new cheese manager would have worked in a cheese room before, but she acknowledged that might not be an easy find.

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"We'd like anyone who’s really passionate about food, ideally who has worked in a kitchen or has worked with food before, but I’m pretty happy to find someone who’s very passionate and eager to learn about it," Ms Mihailakis said.

"I’m really happy for the successful candidates to pretty much run their own race and work with myself and my husband and all of the managers here at Ainslie IGA to get the best possible outcome."

Ainslie IGA stocks cheeses from throughout Australia, France, Italy, America, Greece, Holland and Switzerland, having opened its beloved cheese cabinet in 2013.

The supermarket's most popular offering is the Vacherousse d'Argental, a soft cow's milk cheese from France.

Sapphira Nix cheese and deli staff member with Ainslie IGA manager Manuel Xyrakis in the specially created cheese room as they advertise for a cheese manager.

Sapphira Nix cheese and deli staff member with Ainslie IGA manager Manuel Xyrakis in the specially created cheese room as they advertise for a cheese manager.Credit:Elesa Kurtz

Ms Mihailakis said "you'd be surprised" how much cheese went through the shop's doors.

“We have very, very little waste, which is quite phenomenal considering the amount of stuff we buy each week," she said.

"It just proves there’s a real demand and that our customers love it and that it’s going really, really well."

Canberrans who camembert their current job have been in luck lately: jobs advertised in the ACT in the past year include a miniature steam train driver at Cockington Green and, to the delight of tea-lovers nationwide, a professional tea drinker.

Applications for the Ainslie IGA cheese manager position will close when the right person puts their hand up, Ms Mihailakis said.

Emily Baker is a reporter for the Sunday Canberra Times. She previously reported on education for The Canberra Times.

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