Charcuterie Salumiere Certification

Certified Salumiere Professional (CSP) certification

Certified Salumiere Professional (CSP) certification

Each year, the IDDBA offers cheese mongers, cheese connoisseurs, subject matter experts and industry leaders the unique opportunity to become a Certified Salumiere Professional (CSP).

The comprehensive exam encompasses product knowledge, merchandising techniques and consumer expectations that create the art of Charcuterie. When you become certified, you join an elite group of industry experts.

Once viewed as an upcoming trend, charcuterie is now a customer favorite. The Certified Salumiere Professional (CSP) certification enables you to exceed customer expectations and grow business all while expanding your own professional development.

There are two in-person exam opportunities in 2024. The first will be at the IDDBA Show in Houston, TX on June 8th at 10AM CT. The second will take place at the American Cheese Society Conference in Buffalo, NY on July 10th, 10AM ET. The virtual exam is available year-round. For more information, please contact Miles Allen at

Exam candidates can register individually, or our Member companies can register groups of associates as part of ongoing training and development.

Certified Salumiere Professional (CSP) exam information:
  • Both members and non-members are eligible.
  • Members receive a discount. Member pricing is $450 and Non-Member pricing is $500 per exam.
  • Registration is open for the 2024 in-person exam, taking place June 8, 2024 in Houston, TX. Apply here.
  • IDDBA will provide various resources to help the learner along the way.
  • Exams are proctored and results (pass or fail) will be shared with those who take the exam as the final results become available.
  • Reach out to Miles Allen ( on our education team with any questions. (Note: If you have never logged in to, you will need to create a new user account.)
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IDDBA Certified Salumiere Program

Congratulations to our Certified Salumieres!

2021 Certified Salumieres!

  • Nathan Aldridge
  • Rashema Ali
  • Diane Corrente-French
  • Amy Forbis
  • Matthew Hall
  • Jeff Kampa
  • Jody Mason
  • Valentin Nayfeld
  • Tonya Oakes
  • Lorenza Pasetti
  • Tony Sanguinetti
  • Kelsey Steffel
  • Jean Stevens
  • Katherine Wilkey

2022 Certified Salumieres!

  • Jennifer Cox
  • Andrew DeCou
  • Chris Eastwood
  • Grant Gholson
  • Greg Hardin
  • Jewel Hunt
  • Peter Loizzo
  • Kain Marzalado
  • Katherine Milliron
  • Patti Tavelli
  • Andrea Valente
  • Chris Wilson
  • Katie Yan

2023 Certified Salumieres!

  • Claire Donohue
  • Stephen Garcia
  • Tabitha Henry
  • Tina Knutson
  • Max Kurhajec
  • Karen Lee
  • Theresa Lei
  • Kimberly Martin
  • Carlos Souffront
  • Vishwesh Tijare