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Welcome to the wonderful world of American cheese! Taste through the major styles of cheese from some of the best domestic producers. Come ready to eat cheese, learn about taste, explore different cheese styles, and learn about how cheese is made. Leave with the confidence to approach any cheese counter and new insight into the American farmstead cheese industry.
10% discount for all Chatham University alumni!
Instructor: Sophie Slesinger
A graduate of Emory University, Sophie Slesinger began her career in food slinging viennoiserie and growing vegetables, budding a lifelong study of what makes food good. She now helps food businesses grow.
Sophie’s professional experience includes working as a nationally-recognized fromager for the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern in Washington, D.C. She acquired earlier training in specialty foods as program director of Saxelby Cheesemongers, New York City, where she linked over 100 restaurants with fine farmstead cheese. Sophie was recognized by ZAGAT NYC as one of the 30 Under 30, 2013, for her work with the company.
Sophie has been featured by The Cooking Channel, Let's Talk Live TV, WTOP Radio, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. As producer and co-host of the cheese-centric podcast Cutting the Curd on Heritage Radio Network, she created over 75 episodes for the show. She also has written about food for Edible and Serious Eats.
Currently an MBA and MA Food Studies candidate at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, Sophie is focusing on design methodology for the modern food studies professional.
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