Laura Werlin

Laura Werlin


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 and a sought-after speaker and spokesperson for consumer and trade organizations. She is a popular presenter at food and wine festivals such as the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Palm Desert Food & Wine, and the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta among others. In addition, Laura is often tapped by wineries to present cheese and wine pairings to both consumers and trade in both the in-person and virtual realms as well as by companies for team-building and employee fun! A self-styled “edu-tainer,” she possesses the rare ability to entertain while educating about almost anything related to cheese.


In her career, Laura has been featured on numerous television, radio and Internet video channel segments across the country including the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family,, CNN, QVC, the Martha Stewart Show, and the CBS Early Show, as well as numerous local television and radio shows. In addition, she was the featured talent on instructive yet fun cheese-related videos on the website She has also written for national magazines including Food & Wine, Sunset, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Culture, Aspen Magazine, Saveur, and Delta Sky and she currently writes the newsletter and other content for the U.S. marketing campaign promoting two prominent wine regions in Spain, Ribera del Duero and Rueda.


Laura is involved in various cheese-related organizations including serving as members of the boards of the American Cheese Education Foundation and California Artisan Cheese Festival. She is also a member of the prestigious Guilde des Fromagers, the American Cheese Society and the California Artisan Cheese Guild.


When Laura isn’t eating or teaching about cheese, she can be found jogging, hiking in the mountains, or in a nod to her previous profession in the broadcast news industry, watching the news — naturally with a little cheese and wine alongside.