Meet Meg

Hi

Allow me to share a little about myself and tell you more about my company, Cheese to You, and the services I provide.

Can Cheese Change Your Life?

Yes. It did for me, anyway, the moment I met Chef John Folse of Bittersweet Plantation Dairy in Louisiana. I was working at a wine bar named Vino!Vino!, located in the French Quarter. One day he brought in a basket of hand-made cheeses.

I was hooked.

Culinary Background

This “eureka!” moment came after I’d spent years refining my understanding of food and wine. My education began after completing my B.A. from Eckerd College in Florida. I moved to New Orleans and worked at Susan Spicer’s Bayona. Vino!Vino! was the off-shoot of this prestigious restaurant. I learned quite a bit those years.

When cheese captured my fascination I knew I’d found my calling.

In 2001 I opened my own restaurant. The cheese menu featured a variety of cheeses, but American artisan cheeses predominated.

Extended Study

I continue to broaden my understanding of cheese through travel and education. I am a member of the American Cheese Society, and regularly attend the Society’s conferences and professional development seminars. I’ve also completed the Master’s Cheese Class coursework at the New York City’s Artisanal Cheese Center.  I trained at Jasper Hill Cellars in Vermont. It was an intensive course called “The Life of Cheese.”

Family

Following my husband’s career, I closed the restaurant and moved to Lexington, Virginia in 2005. I initiated three restaurant cheese programs prior to launching “Cheese to You”.

Be warned: my passion for artisan cheese might be contagious!

My parents became interested in artisan cheese, too, and spent the beginning of their retirement researching and writing a book on the subject. The resulting book is “The Summer of a Thousand Cheeses”, which, naturally, I highly recommend.

Please join the Cheese To You mailing list so you’re notified about the latest cheese arrivals and special events. I look forward to meeting you in person.

Visit my shop at 32 S. Main St, Lexington, VA. Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 11:00-5:00.

Please call (540)3 319-8107 or email mycheesetoyou@yahoo.com.