Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! In honor of my second most favorite month of the year (American Cheese Month in May is my favorite), I made my crunchy and cheesy Cheese, Chips and Guacamole sandwich for hungry visitors at the fabulous The Resort at PAWS UP in Montana. Haven’t been to PAWS UP? Hello, bucket list. Scroll to the bottom for a video of how I make it.
Recipe from Grilled Cheese, Please! by Laura Werlin
In this issue:
Cheese O’Clock
Lots of cheese goings-on coming up including a new round of Cheese O’Clock in honor of American Cheese Month and, of course, more cheese and wine pairing, this time with the famed JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery.

Spanish tortas
Hopping across the Atlantic, here’s an article I wrote for the wonderful folks at Foods and Wines From Spain about Spanish tortas – a rare style of cheese found almost exclusively on the Iberian Peninsula.

Virtual tastings
Thankfully, we are all heading back out again slowly but surely, but there’s nothing saying you can’t continue to have cheese and wine with friends or with your work colleagues. I’m here to lead the fun, so feel free to reach out for your next social get-together or office meeting so we can continue the party. Find out more here.
April 23, 2021
6pm PT/9pm ET
Facebook Live @JUSTIN
Cheese and wine pairing makes its way to the Central Coast this month when I team up with JUSTIN Vineyards and winery owner Justin Baldwin for some Facetime Live fun. California cheeses get the spotlight along with three specially selected JUSTIN wines. The great combos go without saying, and I’d like to think that Justin and I will make a pretty fun team too. Get your cheeses and wines NOW as the ordering deadline is April 11th. Then get ready to join in for what’s sure to be a fun, educational and most of all, tasty time. Use the code LAURA10 for 10 percent off the cost of the pack and SHIPCHEESE for free shipping. Such a deal! Order here.
Get ready to rock
Hard to believe, but Cheese O’Clock will be celebrating its first-year anniversary in May. For my co-host Janet Fletcher and me that means cause for celebration. Or actually a double celebration since it all takes place during American Cheese Month – a time to say cheers to the cheeses and cheesemakers in our own backyard. For this go ‘round, we will be singing the praises of 16 American cheeses along with nine American wines (why nine? See the list below). We hope you’ll take this very special rock around the clock with us as we say cheers to American cheese!
May 6, 2021
: Holy Cow! 
with Gloria Ferrer Wine

What we’re eating

Calabro Cheese Company Burrata
Mystic Cheese Company “Melinda Mae”
Grafton Bandage-Wrapped Cheddar
von Trapp Farmstead “Oma”

Guest: Brian Civetello, Mystic Cheese Company 
Get the cheeses (order by April 25th)

What we’re drinking

Gloria Ferrer Vista Brut
Gloria Ferrer Late-Disgorged Demi-Sec Reserve Cuvée
Wine guest: Becky Paun

May 13th: Old, New, Borrowed & Blue
with Chappellet Wines

What we’re eating
Four Fat Fowl “St. Stephen”
Bellwether Farms “Carmody”
Spring Brook Farm “Tarentaise”
Hook’s “Little Boy Blue”

Guest: Willy Bridgham, Four Fat Fowl

Get the cheeses (order by May 2nd)

What we’re drinking
2018 Chappellet Grower Collection Viognier, Cold Creek Vineyard, Carneros
2018 Chappellet Napa Valley Las Piedras
Wine guest: Dominic Chappellet
May 20th: East Meets West
with Frog’s Leap Wines

What we’re eating
Vermont Creamery “Cremont”
Jasper Hill Farm “Mini Harbison”
Valley Ford Cheese Co. “Estero Gold Reserve”
Rogue Creamery “Crater Lake Blue”

Guest: Karen Bianchi-Moreda, Valley Ford Cheese Co.
Get the cheeses (order by May 9th)

What we’re drinking
2019 Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Frog’s Leap Merlot
2018 Frog’s Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine guest: John Williams
May 27th: All in the Family
with Stonestreet Winery

What we’re eating
Carr Valley Cheese Co. “Cave-Aged Marisa”
Sweet Grass Dairy “Thomasville Tomme”
Jacobs & Brichford “Everton”
Roelli Cheese Haus “Dunbarton Blue”

​Guest Cheesemaker: Jeremy Little, Sweet Grass Dairy
Get the cheeses (order by May 16th)

What we're drinking
2017 Stonestreet Estate Chardonnay
2016 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine guest: Emily Pickral
Get the wines (coming soon - check my website for updates)
June 4, 2021
National Cheese Day Cheese and Chocolate Pairing with Delysia Chocolate
Make your plans to celebrate American Cheese Month coming up in May. You don’t have to do anything except show your support of our great American cheesemakers by buying their cheeses. Host a party featuring American cheeses (and wines or beers!), make burgers on the grill and top them with American cheese (no, not that American cheese), visit a local cheesemaker’s retail store – anything and everything that shows support of our hardworking American artisan and specialty cheesemakers. Follow the goings-on on Instagram (@cheeseeducationfoundation) and be sure to post about it too! @buyamericancheese #americancheesemonth