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I am a Cheese Professional and I love to share my enthusiasm for cheese and specialty food!


My career began with a simple passion for cheese. My cheese-tasting and cheesemaking hobby eventually bubbled up into a full-blown life of specialty food. I've opened and managed two cheese-focused retail stores in New York City, handled NYC-area sales for two New England-based cheesemakers and I'm currently spreading the curd word however I can through my podcasting, video and writing endeavors, classes, events and sales representation. At any given time I can be found trying whatever's new and exciting at my local cheese shop and convincing others to do the same.


  American Cheese Society  Certified Cheese Professional®

American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional®

Put a stamp on it! 

I have two professional certifications (and each one comes with a lapel pin – 😉).

 Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Wine Education Award, International Wine Center

Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Wine Education Award, International Wine Center

  • American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional® ("CCP" – not the accounting type...)
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Wine Education Award, International Wine Center

Food Competitions 

I've served as a judge for the following food competitions and awards organizations:

  • Good Food Awards: 2018
  • The Big E: 2018
  • Cheesemonger Invitational, East Coast: 2014, 2017, 2018
  • Sofi Awards: 2016

GVCC

Sales & Representation

I'm based in New York City and I have relationships at all points in the Northeast specialty food supply chain.

I currently handle NY-area sales for Grafton Village Cheese