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.
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I have two professional certifications (and each one comes with a lapel pin – 😉).
- American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional® ("CCP" – not the accounting type...)
- Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Wine Education Award, International Wine Center
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