- Laura Werlin, Author & Cheese Expert
Appearances at Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2013:
Laura Werlin is one of the country’s foremost authorities on cheese. The author of five award-winning books on the subject, Werlin is a sought-after speaker and spokesperson, and a frequent television and radio guest.
As an expert in American artisan cheese, specializing in cheese and wine pairing, Werlin received the James Beard award for The All American Cheese and Wine Book, which was the first of its kind in America to focus entirely on this subject. Her newest book centers on a timeless American favorite, grilled cheese. In Grilled Cheese, Please!Werlin shares tips and recipes for creating the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Her first book on grilled cheese, Great Grilled Cheese, released in 2004, was the winner of the World Gourmand Award for best cheese book in the world.
Werlin’s The New American Cheese, has been dubbed as “groundbreaking” and in 2007, her book Laura Werlin’s Cheese Essentials, won a prestigious James Beard award nomination. Known for her charisma and a unique ability to share knowledge in an approachable way, Laura has been featured on numerous television and radio segments, she is an annual presenter for food and wine events, and she has contributed articles for national magazines. Werlin enjoys visiting the American farms where cheese are made, and is heavily involved with many of the nation’s cheese and dairy boards.