Is the term "Cheese Sommelier" correct?


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Is the term "Cheese Sommelier" correct?

Midlife | May 31, 2011 01:13 PM

I've been noticing that the term "Cheese Sommelier" is being used to describe what I have thought is actually a "Fromager". My guess is that the apparently incorrect name is being used in the belief that most people would not know what a Fromager is but could better relate to the suggestion of an expert in cheese when the word Sommelier is used.

I'd like to hear some opinions on this as well as whether there's a valid concern here about the 'bastardization" of language and terminology. Is there any real validity to the name Cheese Sommelier or is this a situation in which a more easily understood term is finding it's way into the language and may eventually be accepted as correct?

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