Sacha Laurin is Head Cheesemaker for Winters Cheese Company, located 45 minutes from Sacramento, CA. Her love for the art and science of artisan cheese making grew from living near the Brie region of France for 15 years, and then studying dairy science and cheesemaking at training programs with UC Davis, Cal Poly and the Vermont Institute of Artisan Cheese. She teaches private and group cheesemaking classes at The Cheese School of San Francisco, the San Francisco Cooking School and other culinary programs in the Sacramento region. Native to Australia, she now lives in Davis and is continually studying the science of cheesemaking and all things fermented. She is also developing a sustainable fabric from live kombucha and cheese cultures and was selected as featured designer at the 2014 Sacramento Fashion Week Designer Showcase and 2016 Paris Fashion Week at Espace Pierre Cardin with her live fashion line KombuchaCouture.com. Sacha loves to make, eat, breathe, teach, travel and learn about all things cheese. She is passionate about France and is a fluent French speaker. With her husband Erik, they are so excited to take you on a cheese travel adventure extraordinaire in France, visiting Paris cheese caves, farms, creameries and castles in Brie and Picardie.