Alison Leber is the Roving Cheesemonger. She loves to share her nerdiness — er, passion — for all things cheese through teaching about making basic fresh cheeses at home, food & wine pairings, artisan cheese appreciation classes for both enthusiasts and culinary professionals, and bringing cheese to the people with the Roving Cheese Shop.
Over the course of 30 years in the food and wine industry, Alison has held positions in wineries, as a sommelier, as a business owner, and as a consultant. She owned the Cheese & Wine Shop and Bistro, Brie & Bordeaux, helped to open the original Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Pike Place Market, and worked for over a decade with Sugar Mountain, parent company of Beecher’s, developing the non-profit Beecher’s Pure Food Kids Foundation and other projects.
Alison is proud to be an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional and Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator.