We are currently seeking a Full Time Cheesemonger for our Jersey City and upcoming Montclair, NJ locations. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing knowledgeable cut-to-order customer service on cheese, charcuterie, and grocery goods.
  • Monitoring and maintaining cheese, charcuterie, and grab-and-go case.
  • Receiving and processing orders from our network of distributors. 
  • Creating beautiful and delicious cheese and charcuterie platters.
  • Preparing and completing online orders for customers. 
  • Preparing grilled cheese sandwich orders
  • Organizing and maintaining back of house stock, ensuring FIFO.
  • Managing online store inventory.
  • Monitoring and making housemade spreads.
  • Monitoring and stocking shelves, packing out bulk items. 
  • Maintaining highest levels of food safety and sanitation practices.
  • Communicating with management and team members regarding customer needs and product availability.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience in the food industry, preferably with a focus on artisanal cheese and charcuterie. 
  • Dedicated to providing knowledgeable and friendly customer service.
  • Passion for food, especially cheese, and expressing the story of the maker.
  • Ability to work with others in a high-paced environment.
  • Self-starter, hard-worker - willing to jump in and help with all tasks. 
  • Ability to work eight (8) hours standing.
  • Ability to lift 40lb
  • Diligent food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Excellent communication skills. 


$15-17/hr, commensurate with experience


40 hours/week, must be available to work weekends and holidays

Covid-19 Considerations

Van Hook Cheese & Grocery adheres to all Federal, State, & Local Covid-19 guidelines.

  • All staff are required to wear masks at all times
  • Store capacity is limited to masked guests. 



Please email us at Please include a short note about why you'd like to work at Van Hook!