About the Art of Cheese
Meet Kate Johnson (she/her)
After dabbling with a variety of cheese recipes for several years and taking a few classes here and there, I eventually took an Advanced Cheesemaking Course from Larry and Linda Faillace of the Three Shepherds Farm of Vermont as well as a course from Luella Hill in San Francisco. I have won many blue and champion ribbons for my cheeses at the Boulder County Fair and have taught cheesemaking classes through Colorado State Extension Services, the City of Longmont, Front Range Community College, Boulder Valley Lifelong Learning, Cheese Importers and in many private homes, schools and businesses.
After years of toting cheesemaking supplies and samples up and down the Colorado Front Range to teach, I decided to pursue a brick-and-mortar location for my cheesemaking classes. In October, 2014 The Art of Cheese opened in shared classroom spaces in downtown Longmont. In November of 2015 The Art of Cheese moved to a dedicated space in the Cheese Education Center within Haystack Mountain Cheese‘s new creamery. We enjoyed teaching in that space until March of 2019 when we decided it was time to take our classes back to where it all began, the farm. We constructed a beautiful classroom right on our dairy goat farm which is now home base to the majority of our in-person classes. And now, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, we also offer a wide variety of online On Demand classes!
In addition to being an award-winning artisan home-cheesemaker and running the cheesemaking school I also stay involved in the community as an active member of our local 4-H program and serving as the Utility Goat Superintendent for the Boulder County Fair. I am also a featured writer for Countryside Network’s Goat Journal (formerly Dairy Goat Journal) where I publish cheesemaking and goatkeeping articles and recently released my new book, Say Cheese!
Meet Kelly Liebrock (she/her)
Instructor/Certified Cheese Professional
Meet Deb Britton (she/her)
Meet Alissa Norton (she/her)
Program Director, Cheese for Change
Meet Denise Milligan (she/her)
Business & Website Consultant /Instructor
Meet Al Milligan (he/him)