Director of Education - Instituit du Fromage
Michael has over 11 years experience in teaching and writing about Specialty Cheese and is a Certified Cheese Professional with the American Cheese Society.
Michael Landis is an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional since 2012 and has been awarded the exclusive title of Garde et Juré as designated by France's Guilde Internationale des Fromagers Comfrérie de Saint-Uguzon in 2011. He has participated seven times as a World Cheese Judge at both the World Cheese Awards in Birmingham, England, Global Cheese Awards in Cheddar, England and the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, England.
Michael conducts cheese seminars along with beer, wine, food and cheese paring seminars around the country. He is a frequent guest on NBC’s Daytime, CBS's Morning Show, teaching cheese 101, at the Great American Beer Festival, American Cheese Society Conference, Craft Brewers Conference, and the California Artisan Cheese Festival and has been teaching food and beverage pairings at Cooking Schools since 2001 and involved in the Food and Beverage industry since 1995. Michael writes training manuals, pairing guides and the CheeseWire for the Institut du Fromage.