Lauren Werlin

The New American Cheese

Lauren Werlin

Talk: The New American Cheese

When we hear the phrase "comfort food" our thoughts usually go to melted cheese -- grilled cheese, mac & cheese, pizza -- you name it. If it has melted cheese on or in it, it makes us swoon. Why is that? And what does it take to make the very best versions of perennial favorites, grilled cheese and mac & cheese? Laura Werlin, based in San Francisco, is the James Beard Award--winning author of five books on cheese. Laura's particular focus is American cheese. Her groundbreaking first book, The New American Cheese, was the culmination of a passion and a movement, and The All American Cheese and Wine Book continues to be a go-to book for cheese and wine pairing American style.

Lauren Werlin

Laura Werlin is a highly respected authority on cheese. As the author of four books on the subject, each of which have been honored with an award, including a James Beard, IACP, and the World Gourmand Award for Best Cheese Book for her classic. She is also often asked to judge food and wine competitions across the country including the Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles.

Great Grilled Cheese: 50 Innovative Recipes for Stovetop, Grill, and Sandwich Maker

Cheese expert and cookbook author Laura Werlin presents 50 scrumptious, pungent grilled cheese and panini recipes, from Brie and apricot jam on brioche to Camembert, mushrooms, and truffle oil on a baguette. For cheese aficionados and fans of comfort food, this is a tasty bite.

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