Laura Werlin Award-winning author of six books, Laura Werlin is a nationally renowned expert on American artisan cheese, focusing on cheese and wine pairing. She frequently presents at such popular events as the Food & Wine Classic at Aspen, South Beach Food and Wine Festival, and Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, as well as teaching at The Cheese School of San Francisco. Experience Laura Werlin spent nearly a decade working behind the scenes in local television before she stepped into the spotlight as a sought-after speaker and on-air artisan cheese and wine expert. She has appeared on television and radio, including CNN, The Martha Stewart Show, CBS Early Show, Home & Family, The Splendid Table, and QVC. Laura's recipes have been published in Cooking Light, Eating Well, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Fine Cooking, Saveur, Sunset, and others. In addition to leading seminars and conducting interactive cheese and wine pairing classes at festivals and corporate events, Laura is often asked to judge competitions at food and wine events such as the American Cheese Society's annual cheese competition and the Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles. A library of Laura's instructional videos can be found on her YouTube channel. Education Laura attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with a bachelor of arts in mass communication/media studies. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.