I enjoyed her seminar a couple of years ago at the Artisan Cheese Festival, so naturally when I heard that Laura Werlin, cheese expert, fabulous girl-about-town, and author of Great Grilled Cheese: 50 Innovative Recipes for Stove Top, Grill, and Sandwich Maker, was hosting a demo at the Classic in Aspen, I knew I had to go. Not only did I taste some amazing cheeses, but I also enjoyed four delectable grilled cheese sandwiches. In between bites of gooey salami and cheese on olive bread, I asked Werlin how she makes her grilled cheese. To see her four-step, no-fail method for a great grilled cheese, keep reading.
Last weekend while Yum was eating her way through the Chocolate Salon, I was busy sampling cheese at the Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma, CA. I attended a seminar, Cheese Essentials, hosted by Laura Werlin, one of America's most prominent cheese authorities. According to Werlin, if you can understand the basic characteristics of the eight types of cheese, you'll be able to easily navigate any cheese shop. Generally speaking, soft cheese is mild and hard cheese is more complex and flavorful. To learn Laura's eight styles of cheese, start clicking.
One of my favorite classes during the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, was Laura Werlin's American Raw Milk Cheese seminar. Laura is one of America's foremost cheese experts and an awarding-winning author. Upon arrival, I was greeted with a plate of cheese and three wines (a white, red, and dessert). Laura walked us through each cheese and wine pairing while giving the rundown on what we were tasting. She also provided some interesting cheese tips. To see her tips for pairing wines and cheese and to learn more about cheese in general, read more