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Laura Werlin, James Beard Award-Winning Author and Educator Bio

Laura Werlin Bio

Laura Werlin, Author and Educator

Laura Werlin, Author and Educator

Laura Werlin is one of the country’s foremost authorities on cheese. She is a James Beard award-winning author of six books on the subject, is a sought-after speaker and spokesperson for consumer and trade organizations, and is a frequent television and radio guest.

An expert in cheese and wine pairing and in particular American artisan cheese, Werlin received the prestigious James Beard award for her book The All American Cheese and Wine Book and a nomination for her book, Laura Werlin’s Cheese Essentials. Her books, Great Grilled Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Please! and Mac & Cheese, Please! celebrate the world’s two greatest comfort foods, while her first book, The New American Cheese was the first of its kind to shine the spotlight on American cheeses and cheesemakers. In doing so, it presaged the now thriving American cheesemaking landscape.

Laura has been featured on numerous television, radio and Internet video channel segments across the country including, Fox & Friends, CNN, QVC, the Martha Stewart Show, the CBS Early Show, eHow, as well as numerous local television and radio shows. In addition, she has been the subject of instructive yet fun cheese-related videos on the popular website She also writes for national magazines including Food & Wine, Sunset, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Culture, Aspen Magazine, Saveur, Delta Sky, and Cooking Light

Werlin is known for her approachable yet authoritative teaching style and is frequently asked to conduct cheese and wine pairing, cheese essentials, and cooking classes across the country including such prestigious events as the Food & Wine Classic at Aspen, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Los Angeles Food & Wine, and the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, among others. She is also a regular instructor at The Cheese School of San Francisco.

In addition, she is a member of the prestigious Guilde des Fromagers, serves as the President of the American Cheese Education Foundation and is also a member of the American Cheese Society and Slow Food USA.

When she isn’t eating or teaching about cheese, she can be found jogging on the streets of San Francisco, where she lives, or hiking in the mountains, which she loves.

Read my 2015 Q&A with Laura here.

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My thanks to everyone participating in my 2015 Virtual Q&A with Cheese Professionals. I hope all of you, my loyal readers, are enjoying this as much as I am…

Interviews with All Cheese Professionals: Cheesemakers and Cheese Professionals

Interviews will continue throughout 2015… sometimes, they will be “stand-alone” and sometimes they will be presented as round-table discussions with several Cheese Professionals answering the same question. Those participating includeCheesemakers, ACS CCPs™, Cheesemongers and Cheese Professionals and Experts who contribute to this Wonderful World we call “Cheese”.

List of all Interviews from 2013: Cheesemakers, Cheesemongers.

List of 2015 Cheese Professionals.

List of all Cheese Professionals Bios.

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