Meredith Fitzgerald

2016 Official Conference Cheesemonger

Meredith FitzgeraldAfter managing bookstores for 15 years, Meredith decided that she needed a change. She had studied Classical Music, Culinary Arts, and had graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management. She had worked in countless kitchens from New York to Texas, had been a buyer for a Buddhist Meditation catalog, and had worked with famous authors for many years in her bookstore life. Her business, Totally Board, where she created beautiful cheezy goodness for clients was such fun, but, could she make cheese her life?

A few years ago, Whole Foods Market hired her for their Career Development Program (a program for leaders that come from outside WFM), and she has never looked back. Meredith received her ACS Certified Cheese Professional® title in 2015 and cheese continues to be her passion. She currently leads the Specialty Team in Melrose, MA., and is often found hanging out with the Massachusetts Cheese Guild in her spare time, spreading the work of great local cheeses to any chef who will listen.

Meredith is the mother of 2 Standard Poodles, 1 cat, 6 Hens, 1 Bantam Silkie Roo, and a 20 year son.


About Whole Foods Market® 

Founded in 1978 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, team member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 85,000 team members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2015, the company had sales of more than $15.4 billion and currently has more than 435 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more company news and information, please visit