Ep 87 – Passion vs Predictability
Ep 87 - Passion vs Predictability
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This is definitely the case for Anthony Femia who found himself captivated by the humble dairy product: cheese. After watching his mum bring joy to the community through her love for food, Anthony resolved to follow in her footsteps. So began his lifelong journey to learn about the rich history of cheese and bring joy to the people around him. In this episode, Anthony Femia reveals how he ditched his pursuit of stability for his passion, his story to becoming an internationally recognised cheesemonger, and how we can redefine our version of success. Anthony Femia is the owner of Maker & Monger, an all-encompassing cheese shop located in Prahran Market.
The age-old question: do we pursue stability or our passion?
For Anthony Femia, following his dad’s footsteps in the Finance industry was the path to stability and success. But, it was his mum’s dedication to serving her community through food that really ignited Anthony’s passion. After eating his way through Italy and scoring a job at a cheese shop, Anthony began his lifelong journey to learn everything he could about making and maturing cheese.
Now, Anthony Femia is an internationally recognised cheese monger and owner of Maker & Monger, an all-encompassing cheese shop at Prahran Market. Since 2015, Maker & Monger has created an incredible experience of joy for everyone by committing to its mantra, ‘Let cheese ignite your senses.’
In this episode, Anthony reveals the story behind his lifelong love affair with cheese. From wrestling with the tension between passion and ‘traditional’ success, to how he uses ‘visioning’ to strategically achieve his goals for the future, the lessons Anthony has lived and learned will inspire you to start dreaming for more and make you view cheese in a whole different light.
Anthony Femia is an internationally recognised cheese monger and cheese maturer. He is the owner of Maker & Monger, a world-class cheese destination that provides delicious food and incredible sensory education to each and every patron.
How Anthony uses ‘visioning’ to achieve his goals [18:28]
How we can find out mentors [24:16]
What we can do to find our ‘thing’ [35:58]