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American Cheese with Janet Fletcher

Academy of Cheese will be joined by Janet Fletcher, award winning food writer, author, educator and icon of the cheese world.

1 day event
20 Jan 2021

About American Cheese with Janet Fletcher

Janet Fletcher joins us for an American cheese webinar, introducing us to iconic cheeses from the USA.

Join us live on Zoom, Wednesday 20th Jan, 6pm GMT

Further details, including the cheeses to be featured, will be added soon.

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Janet will present 3 American cheeses, Academy Director Tracey will then present 3 similar cheeses from the UK and Ireland.


Janet’s American cheese

Grayson from Meadow Creek’s – washed rind

Friesago from Shepherd’s Way Farm – aged sheep’s milk

Tumbleweed from 5 Spoke Creamery – cheddar/Cantal style

Tracey’s cheese

Durrus – Irish washed rind

Spenwood – aged sheep’s milk

Hafod – Welsh cheddar style

Janet Fletcher is the author or co-author of 30 books on food and beverage, including Wine Country Table, Cheese & Wine and Cheese & Beer. Janet publishes the weekly Planet Cheese blog and is the cheese columnist for Specialty Food and Tasting Panel magazines. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America and at Chez Panisse, Janet teaches cheese-appreciation classes around the country. A former staff food writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, Janet received three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award for her journalism. Her food writing has appeared in numerous national publications, including The New York Times, Saveur, Fine Cooking and Food & Wine. She is a member of the invitation-only Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. Janet resides in California’s Napa Valley. (

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