Laura Werlin: Celebrated Author & Educator

Are you following along? Each month on our website, acclaimed cheese and wine expert, author and educator, Laura Werlin publishes an article on Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines. Each article begins with a universal discussion, transpires through culture and closes with tidbits for wine geeks.

Laura shares her passion for regions, wines, grapes, history and how to enjoy them with the everyday foods, and of course, artisan cheese. Start your journey by reading her first four articles in the series: Rueda, Verdejo, Ribera del Duero and Tempranillo. Get started on the below or by clicking around the website.


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, is a sought-after speaker and spokesperson for consumer and trade organizations, and is a frequent television and radio guest.

An expert in cheese and wine pairing and in particular American artisan cheese, Werlin received the prestigious James Beard award for her book The All American Cheese and Wine Book and a nomination for her book, Laura Werlin’s Cheese Essentials. Her books, Great Grilled Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Please! and Mac & Cheese, Please! celebrate the world’s two greatest comfort foods, while her first book, The New American Cheese was the first of its kind to shine the spotlight on American cheeses and cheesemakers. In doing so, it presaged the now thriving American cheesemaking landscape.

Laura has been featured on numerous television, radio and Internet video channel segments across the country including, Fox & Friends, CNN, QVC, the Martha Stewart Show, the CBS Early Show, eHow, as well as numerous local television and radio shows. In addition, she has been the subject of instructive yet fun cheese-related videos on the popular website She also writes for national magazines including Food & Wine, Sunset, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Culture, Aspen Magazine, Saveur, Delta Sky, and Cooking Light.

Werlin is known for her approachable yet authoritative teaching style and is frequently asked to conduct cheese and wine pairing, cheese essentials, and cooking classes across the country including such prestigious events as the Food & Wine Classic at Aspen, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Los Angeles Food & Wine, and the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, among others. She is also a regular instructor at The Cheese School of San Francisco.

In addition, she is a member of the prestigious Guilde des Fromagers, serves as the President of the American Cheese Education Foundation and is also a member of the American Cheese Society and Slow Food USA.

Her website is | Facebook: Laura Werlin | Twitter @Cheezelady | Instagram @Cheezelady

Published Articles in 2021

JUNE 2021
Get to know Rueda, Land of Lions & Verdejos|

JULY 2021
Verdejo – The World’s Next Great White Wine

Ribera del Duero, Land of Extremes with a Complex Past

Tempranillo – The King Early to Rise

An amazing interview with Andrew Zimmern

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