Now Hiring!

We are now hiring cheesemongers. If you are interested in a position in our new store please contact We look forward to hearing from you!


The Cheese Shop of Salem is getting ready to open a brand new store in charming and historic Salem Massachusetts.  We are looking for highly engaging, enthusiastic, and personable individuals to join our core of cheesemongers.

Our vision is of a store that is an experience, that makes you drool as soon as you walk in the door, of exciting but also accessible merchandise, somewhere that you can’t walk out of empty handed. We are excited to offer information and expertise to our clientele and community, to build long-term relationships, to educate, to taste and discover, to constantly bring in new and exciting offerings. Our priority is that the shop be an enjoyable place to shop and work, and that customers and staff alike taste and learn constantly in order to delve ever deeper into the world of these amazing products, their history, the people who make them, and the way we talk about and enjoy them.

This position would involve helping customers select cheeses, charcuterie, and other products, cut, slice, pack, and wrap products to order, help with tastings and special events, and other possible duties such as purchasing and writing articles for our website, as well as all of the manual aspects of retail including stocking, cleaning,  and inventory. This position will include work on weekend days as well as holidays, especially October when Salem fills up for Halloween, the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, and the month of December. Although we will try to be flexible in our scheduling to accommodate personal commitments, being available for the holiday periods is absolutely essential.

We are planning on an early July opening. The exact start date of employment would be determined as our opening schedule becomes clearer. This position could be full-time or part-time to seasonal full-time. Previous experience with gourmet food related work is not required, but is appreciated. Previous retail experience is preferred. A deep interest in food, the desire to learn more about it, and a love of sharing it with others is required.

Please contact susanne@thecheeseshopofsalem with your resume and a brief letter about your background and interest. We look forward to hearing from you!