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Volunteers for Cheese of the Month Coordinator (Oct '13 to March '14) Needed

Phoebe Sep 24, 2013 05:55 PM

Here's the new sign up list for Cheese of the Month Coordinator. Duties include selecting the particular cheese or cheeses for the month, and starting the thread. No experience (or expertise) required. We're all here to help!

As of now...

fldhkybnva has October

Ridge has November

We still need to fill:





Any volunteers?

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    EmBrooks Sep 26, 2013 07:51 AM

    I don't know if we want to repeat volunteers since they get to make the ultimate decision for COTM. But, if there is an open month after others have had a chance to volunteer, I'm happy to take it. Excited to see COTM continue - even though I only comment sporadically, I usually do purchase the cheese and follow along with others' comments/experiences.

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    1. re: EmBrooks
      Phoebe Sep 26, 2013 11:43 AM

      Wasn't meaning to step on any toes here. I'll step aside.

      1. re: Phoebe
        EmBrooks Sep 26, 2013 12:47 PM

        I meant me!! I volunteered already for cheese of the month coordinator so I didn't want to jump in and call another month before others who might want have a cheese they are itching to discuss had a chance to volunteer! If we are having a problem filling one of the months I am happy to do it.

        Sorry for the confusion - thank you for getting this kicked off.

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          fldhkybnva Sep 26, 2013 12:52 PM

          I was holding off as well, I'm willing to do more than one month.

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      HillJ Sep 26, 2013 01:48 PM

      I wish the CHOW Team would help promote COTM; place this info on the Blog so more people would see it.

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      1. re: HillJ
        fldhkybnva Sep 26, 2013 02:05 PM

        Yea I feel like wicked step child. Who doesn't like cheese?

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        HillJ Oct 1, 2013 12:25 PM

        Looking forward to the kick off of October and bumping this thread in the hopes more CH's will volunteer to cover a month still open.


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        1. re: HillJ
          fldhkybnva Oct 1, 2013 12:50 PM

          Is that a nudge, HIllJ? October is in the works, to be posted verrryy shortly :)

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            HillJ Oct 1, 2013 01:03 PM

            Glad to hear it. The nudge rec'd in Sept when it was my turn to cover was much appreciated...consider this, sharing the cheese-love.

        2. Melanie Wong Oct 1, 2013 12:39 PM

          Hi Phoebe, could you please drop me an email to the address in my profile? I have an idea to bounce off you privately.

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            HillJ Oct 22, 2013 04:20 PM

            In anticipation of Ridge kicking off what sounds to be an interesting Nov Cheese of the Month experience, I'm giving this thread a boost in the hopes more CH's will volunteer Dec-March,

            Calling all cheese lovers!

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            1. re: HillJ
              fldhkybnva Oct 22, 2013 05:33 PM

              I'm not sure if I'm allowed again, but if there is a month and someone is needed I'm willing. It doesn't matter when. I had a great time with October.

              1. re: fldhkybnva
                HillJ Oct 22, 2013 05:57 PM

                It's been a fun read, fldh! Thanks for contributing.

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                  Ridge Oct 22, 2013 09:41 PM

                  You did an awesome job! You stayed on top of the topic and sewed it all together. I don't think I will be as good. Too unorganized.

                  1. re: Ridge
                    fldhkybnva Oct 23, 2013 05:57 AM

                    Let me know if you need me. I can do January if no one has volunteered or doesn't want to do it when it rolls around.

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                      HillJ Oct 23, 2013 06:21 AM

                      Gosh, I hope you don't feel that way, Ridge. The Cheese of the Month is all about having a good time. No test follows :)

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                        fldhkybnva Oct 23, 2013 07:24 AM

                        Who said tests aren't fun? :)

                        1. re: fldhkybnva
                          HillJ Oct 23, 2013 07:28 AM

                          Okay, you can take my tests for me! You're hired!

                        2. re: HillJ
                          Ridge Oct 23, 2013 08:40 PM

                          We certainly are having fun this month. Lots of good participation and discussion.

                          1. re: Ridge
                            HillJ Oct 24, 2013 04:57 AM

                            It's been a great cheese-ride since the launch of Cheese of the Month. Every volunteer has been generous of time and I've learned a great deal in the process. I hope more CH's step up and volunteer.

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                    HillJ Nov 30, 2013 05:55 PM

                    Just wondering if the Cheese of the Month has a volunteer for December?

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                      Veggo Nov 30, 2013 06:01 PM

                      I did 2 of the first 6 months, and I don't want to Bogart the cheese board, but I'm a willing candidate.

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                        HillJ Nov 30, 2013 06:05 PM

                        Gosh, I didn't realize you had covered two already. Thanks again for your contributions, V.

                        I only bumped the thread in the hopes newcomers and/or the cheese board crowd, might show up and volunteer over the next few months.

                        I've been reading your recent cheese reviews with great interest.

                        1. re: HillJ
                          Veggo Nov 30, 2013 06:18 PM

                          C'MON, CHEESE MICE!

                          SQUEAK UP!

                      2. re: HillJ
                        Ridge Dec 1, 2013 12:26 PM

                        I will certainly help out in any way. I will be traveling out the country for the last two weeks though and may have sketchy internet access. If Veggo wants to do December I can do January. Do we have a theme for December yet? I remember we were thinking about holiday cheeseplates?

                        1. re: Ridge
                          HillJ Dec 1, 2013 01:36 PM

                          Ridge, you were kind enough to volunteer to oversee the next six months re: volunteers. Once volunteers commit, they typically select the discussion theme for that month.

                          I was only hoping to help you jump start some new coverage.

                          Whatever works for anyone with time to volunteer, is more than fine by me.

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                            Veggo Dec 1, 2013 05:51 PM

                            I'll go for December.

                            1. re: Veggo
                              HillJ Dec 1, 2013 05:53 PM

                              Generous of you Veggo. By doing so, now Dec & January (Ridge volunteered) have coverage.

                              Thank you!

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                                Melanie Wong Dec 1, 2013 05:57 PM

                                EmBrooks volunteered for January.

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                                  HillJ Dec 1, 2013 06:02 PM

                                  Ah it appears they both have. Great!
                                  Coverage for Dec, Jan, Feb?

                                  1. re: HillJ
                                    EmBrooks Dec 1, 2013 06:11 PM

                                    No worries, I can take February!

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                                      HillJ Dec 1, 2013 06:13 PM

                                      Oh you're all terrific. Thanks everyone. I look forward to learning a great deal more over the next few months.

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                        EmBrooks Dec 1, 2013 07:14 AM

                        I cannot do December - we are still traveling and I would not be able to start the thread until next week. I'll take January.

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                          HillJ Jan 28, 2014 05:35 PM

                          Bumping this thread for CH's that volunteered a few months going forward.

                          Thank you all!

                          1. Melanie Wong Feb 25, 2014 07:27 AM

                            Good morning, would someone like to volunteer for March?

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                            1. re: Melanie Wong
                              ChefJune Feb 25, 2014 02:05 PM

                              I can't take March bc I'll be out of town most of the month, but I'll take April, if you like.

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                                Melanie Wong Feb 25, 2014 05:21 PM

                                Thanks to both of you.

                                March -- fldhykybnva

                                April --- ChefJune

                                1. re: Melanie Wong
                                  fldhkybnva Feb 25, 2014 05:30 PM

                                  Is the nominations thread still going?

                                  1. re: fldhkybnva
                                    Melanie Wong Feb 25, 2014 05:32 PM

                                    Yes, here ya go,

                                  2. re: Melanie Wong
                                    ChefJune Feb 28, 2014 11:01 AM

                                    Melanie, is there a list somewhere of ALL the cheeses that have been reviewed and tasted thus far? I'm getting confused by all the "Suggestion Lists." Since my participation has been sporadic thus far, I'd like to know what's already been done, so as not to repeat.


                                    1. re: ChefJune
                                      Veggo Feb 28, 2014 11:42 AM

                                      Equally frustrating and daunting is where to score the cool stuff, within a 3 county radius for many of us.

                                      1. re: ChefJune
                                        Melanie Wong Mar 1, 2014 10:36 AM

                                        Ridge stepped up and posted a list here of past ChOTM themes,

                                        You'd still need to open the discussion threads to see the specific cheeses, brands, ages, etc. that people tasted each month, if that's the level of detail that you're asking about.

                                  3. re: Melanie Wong
                                    fldhkybnva Feb 25, 2014 04:34 PM

                                    I can do March if no one else wants to.

                                    1. re: fldhkybnva
                                      fldhkybnva Feb 28, 2014 07:40 PM

                                      I will post a new thread tomorrow-March cheese of the month will be an Irish cheese plate

                                      1. re: fldhkybnva
                                        fldhkybnva Mar 1, 2014 11:11 AM

                                        Here's the new thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/967313

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