Some of you are aware of a fairly new cheese shop in Des Moines named, appropriately enough, The Cheese Shop. (It's on 42nd St just north of I235.)

Shop owner C.J. Bienert has been invited to participate in The Cheese Monger Invitational this Saturday in New York City where he will compete against Cheese Mongers from the U.S., Australia, & England. The competition challenges include blind tasting, cutting & wrapping, selling cheese, presenting cheese & of course cheese knowledge. Website is 2012 Cheesemonger Invitational | Saturday, June 23, 2012

I didn't go through the entire list of competitors, but I doubt if any others are from Iowa. You can vote for C.J. by selecting "like" on his competitors page here:
2012 Cheesemonger Invitational | Saturday, June 23, 2012 — C.J. Bienert of Cheese Shop of Des Moines

FYI, voting requires a Facebook sign-in.