Cheese Consulting & Culinary Education

Cheese Consulting

Whether you’re in foodservice, the beverage industry, or specialty food retail or wholesale, educating your staff gives you the tools to increase sales and present cheeses at peak condition. This not only helps to support small, domestic and foreign cheesemakers, but implements additional safeguards to protect public health.

My services include staff training, proper storage and serving, and pairings, which can be personalized to help develop or further your cheese program. I’m also available for classes, tastings, public speaking, social media, copywriting, and content creation to clients in the food, beverage, hospitality, and outdoor industries.

I’ve taught recreational cooking classes since 1996, and I’m also available for public speaking engagements; cooking classes and pairings; farmers market demos; farm tours, and writing workshops.

Clients: Pure Luck Farm & Dairy, Haystack Mountain, Avalanche Cheese Company, Peach Street Distillers, Emma Farms Cattle Company.

Laurel has a great knack for capturing the vibe of her clients and tailoring social media posts to fit the different companies she works with.  Her extensive knowledge of all things cheese, and her connections in the industry were a huge plus for us.” Wendy Mitchell, Avalanche Cheese Company

 “A proponent of sustainable foodstuffs, Laurel has written about farm-to-table issues long before they became popular. Her extensive international network of farmers and artisanal producers ensures her story ideas are fresh and timely.” Kate Leahy, award-winning cookbook author (A16 Food + Wine; SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine; The Preservation Kitchen, with Paul Virant).