About Laura Werlin

Laura Werlin turned her passion for artisanal cheese into a profession. She’s a James Beard award-winning author of numerous books, including The All American Cheese and Wine Book, and other fromage-filled books honoring favorite comfort foods. Laura often shares her extensive knowledge with students in cooking classes across the country and as the President of the American Cheese Education Foundation. Werlin lives in San Francisco. @cheezelady

Two Hog Island grilled cheese sandwiches in a skillet with some cheese melting from them.

Hog Island Grilled Cheese

This much-ballyhooed ‘wich from Hog Island Oyster Bar in San Francisco is stuffed with fromage blanc, Gruyère, Cheddar, and Havarti.

Cheddar-Parmesan crackers on a black wire rack with a few on a black oval plate beside the rack.

Cheddar-Parmesan Crackers

Who knew that making your own crackers could be so easy?! This dough is a cinch to work with although the results disappear rather frighteningly quickly when there’s wine involved.