Daniel McElligott’s cheese career began in 2013 at Whole Foods Market in Melrose, Massachusetts. There he worked behind the cheese counter, offering weekly themed tastings of selected cheeses and engaging customers through cheesy suggestions and conversations.

Daniel is also an undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Majoring in history, Daniel found a link between his interests in cheese and 19th Century American history among Northeastern’s Consortium on Food Systems Sustainability, Health, and Equity. This common ground between his passion for cheese and love of history has allowed Daniel to pursue a cooperative education opportunity working as an intern at Oldways in the Cheese Coalition. This internship developed into a more involved role with the OCC in a position as a Research Associate. Daniel can also be found working as a cheesemonger behind the Salumi e Formaggi counter at Eataly Boston.

Contact Daniel at daniel@oldwayspt.org.