Afrim Pristineâ€¨ Maître fromager (Cheese Master) Maître Fromager (Cheese Master) and owner of Toronto's Cheese Boutique- Afrim Pristine delivers years of experience in affinage, a practice handed down through the almost 50 year old family business. Private cheese education from on-the-job training and trips, to local and not-so-local farms, has built Afrim's foundation of knowledge. Many touchstones catapulted his interest in the craft such as an invitation by Switzerland Cheese to study and learn the process from one of the oldest and most renowned Cheesemakers in the world. Afrim's education cultivates an encyclopaedic recall with passionate delivery. Afrim was also the youngest recipient among a small group of Canadians to receive a distinction of "Chevalier" from the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Taste Fromage de France (March 2007). A humbling honour and affirmation of skill and expertise that in the tech heavy culture is an about-face among an X-generation. In 2010, in Vancouver, he was inducted to Officer. On Feb 19, 2013, Afrim's distinctions and accolades hit their highest point and at 32 years old the cheesemonger was inducted as the world's youngest "Maître Fromager" (Cheese Master) by the France-based Guilde Internationale des Fromagers, an exclusive association representing more than 5,000 cheese wonks around the world. As owner of Cheese Boutique; a focus on building the retail business has evolved into unique sold out themed presentations, collaboration dinners with the world's finest chefs, regular appearances on national television and the opportunity to co-write the Cheese Certification program and George Brown Culinary College.