About Me

People often remember me from a party as the girl who brought the homemade artisan cheeseball and who wouldn’t leave the dance floor. That’s right, a cheeseball– those things are good!

Author of It’s Not You, it’s Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Culture of Cheese, I am a cheese and wine expert, writer, and home cheesemaking instructor. I love teaching people how to stretch mozzarella as much as I adore sharing my favorite French Alpine cheese in pairing classes!

I’ve presented twice at the annual American Cheese Society conference, judge cheese at the Good Food Awards, taught private classes classes for Google, Facebook, Adobe, and have written for NPR, LA Times, Kinfolk, and the SF Chronicle

From visiting Comté caves to wandering Loire Chenin Blanc vineyards in France, I traveled and taught cheese 101 and wine pairing classes for over twelve years. Then in 2014, after flipping cheddar slabs in England and washing funky cheese rinds in Ireland with some of the world’s best producers in the world for months, I fell in ❤️ with cutting curds, and started teaching cheesemaking classes. They’ve been a hit! Now I’m working on a book about my cheese travels, teaching classes, visiting domestic and international cheesemakers any chance I get, and reporting back on my adventures on blog.

I want to make cheese and wine fun and approachable for you and your team!