SCHOOL OF CHEESE
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Picture this: you’re at the cheese counter with a sea of wedges and wheels before you. You know you want one, but you don’t know which one. They’re each so beautiful you could take them all home. Let’s get to know them, shall we?Read more
Hello fellow Cheeselandians! I’m MacKenzie Smith, the blogger and curd nerd behind GrilledCheeseSocial.com – the world’s largest grilled cheese blog! To give you a little insight into my cheese-laden background, I’ll begin with how it all started.Read more
We’ve all been there. You buy a perfect-looking cheese at the store with all the right intentions: it’ll kickoff your upcoming dinner party, maybe help set the mood on an evening with your sweetheart. Then plans change.Read more
Erika Kubick is a monger-turned-cheese preacher devoted to turning on cheese lovers through her blog, Cheese Sex Death. Take yourself to #CheeseChurch and follow her at @cheesesexdeath.
Executive Chef, Author and Blogger of All Things Cheesy and Delicious
MacKenzie Smith is the cheesy proprietor of the world’s largest grilled cheese blog, GrilledCheeseSocial.com. She has been writing cheesy recipe for over 9 years and has won 2 Food Network competition shows because of her love of lactose. MacKenzie is also the executive chef at Black Dolphin Inn in New Smyrna Beach FL and has just released her first cookbook - Grilled Cheese Social: Super Fun Recipes for Super Fun Times.
Expert in Cheese and Beverage Pairings, Sensory Analysis and Specialty Retail Management
Elena began her career as a cheesemonger and a retailer. She opened and managed two thriving specialty food shops in New York City and has worked on product development and sales for a number of cheesemakers. Her book, The Beginner's Guide to Cheesemaking, was published by Rockridge Press in 2017. Elena is currently the producer and host of the venerable cheese industry podcast, Cutting the Curd, and the co-host of Wisconsin Cheese’s The State of Cheese educational video series.
Elena sits on the American Cheese Society Education Committee, is an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional® and judges cheese and specialty food competitions around the country. Elena is based in Brooklyn, NY and regularly writes about, teaches about–and enjoys!–cheese.