Meet James Beard Winning Author Laura Werlin @ FCC

Stephanie Webster

Saturday, Decmber 3rd 1-3pm, come to Fairfield Cheese Company to meet Laura Werlin, who has recently authored her fifth book, Grilled Cheese, Please! This James Beard award winning author will be signing books and serving up a little grilled cheese sampling.

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, which was the first of its kind in America to focus entirely on cheese and wine pairing. Also a die-hard grilled cheese sandwich lover, Laura's latest book, Grilled Cheese, Please! is dedicated to America's (and her) favorite food. This is her second book on grilled cheese having written the popular Great Grilled Cheese as well. That book was the winner of the World Gourmand award for best cheese book in the world.

In addition, Werlin, whose passion is American cheese, wrote the ground-breaking The New American Cheese in 2000, and in 2007, her book Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials, won a prestigious James Beard award nomination.

 Laura has been featured on numerous television and radio segments across the country including CNN, QVC, the Martha Stewart Show, the CBS Early Show, and numerous local television and radio shows as well. 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, Fine Cooking,Saveur, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and Cooking Light.