Friday, July 10, 2020  

Welcome to The Cheese Impresario!  Where cheese matters.






Welcome to The Cheese Impresario!


Here we are going to talk about all kinds of cheeses from all around the world.  We will learn together and I will help you bring the world of cheese closer to your heart and learn the great enjoyment that it can bring to you, your family, and your guests.


I am the cheese columnist for The Beverly Hills Times and write the monthly "Cheese Matters" column that covers all things cheesy.  I will keep you posted on events that I will be covering and other cheese events in your local area.  Stay tuned for the next up coming event!


Barrie Lynn ~

The Cheese Impresario









Upcoming Events

Where will you be able to experience The Cheese Highway next?

See below for the exciting places Barrie Lynn - The Cheese Impresario will be!

Exciting News!!!


I’m ecstatic to report that I’ve teamed up with Small Screen Network to produce a web-based video series on all things cheese, aptly named, CHEESE RULES.  I’m so excited to have found a new medium in which I can share my passion with cheese lovers everywhere.  On CHEESE RULES, I have videos on “What is Cheese”, “How to Store Cheese”, “To Rind or Not to Rind”, “How to Taste Cheese”, and “How to Throw a Cheese and Wine Pairing Party”.   As I am especially interested in pairing cheese with unusual beverages,  I have included videos on “Cheese Pairing with Cachaça” and “Cheese Pairing with Mezcal.” 
I just finished shooting a new series of episodes.  It was totally fun.  I paired cheese with Aquavit, Rum, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Belgian Beer and even Coffee.  It’s in the editing stages now so check back soon to see the new shows.
I’m excited to share my knowledge of cheese so together we can take a ride down The Cheese Highway.
Click on this link and let me know how you like CHEESE RULES:
Cheese Rules Episodes

PS: Check out my shows with cheese connoisseur, NFL star Shaun Phillips, who plays for the San Diego Chargers.   



Past Events

Where has The Cheese Highway traveled recently?

See below for the exciting places Barrie Lynn - The Cheese Impresario has been!

Wisconsin Cheese Originals



November 1 & 2



Monona Terrace

Madison, Wisconsin


I'll be conducting my Artisanal Cheese & Fine Brandy Pairing Adventure.   I hope to see you there!


Tickets go on sale in September


For more information on The Festival and on Wisconsin Cheese Originals:



Calling All Cheeselovers!


Come join me in Madison, Wisconsin for The American Cheese Society's 30th Year Anniversary Conference & Competiton:


"A Dairy State of Mind"




Cheese and cheese and more amazing cheeses.  Cheesemakers galore at the Meet the Cheesemakers event.   Seminars on the science of cheese, the art of cheese and pairings.   More cheese than you could ever eat…this is a true cheeselover's paradise.  The Festival of Cheese will blow your mind as it does every year for me.  Tables and tables of fine artisanal cheeses!  This is an event every cheeselover should experience once in their life…one of those bucket goals.  I attended once some years ago and have been a passionate ACS member and attender of the Conference & Competition ever since.  Speaking of the competition, it's like the Oscars for cheese.  You will be amazed at the number of magnificently talented cheesemakers and the plethora of stunning cheeses they craft with great passion.  



July 31 through August 3



Madison, Wisconsin's Architectural  Masterpiece - Monona Terrace that was envisioned by Frank Lloyd Wright.   This stunning venue right on sparkling lake Monona will host this celebration of American cheesemakers and the cheeses they take such pride in producing.   



 More information will be available in May.  I'll keep you posted on an update.


I hope to see you all there!

Barrie Lynn – The Cheese Impresario 

8th Annual LA WineFest



The Cheese Impresario’s Artisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing Seminars

Presented at 8th Annual LA WineFest

at Historic Raleigh Movie Studios


Italian-Style American Artisanal Cheeses & Wines Featured at 8th Annual LA WineFest


For the 8th year, The Cheese Impresario will be presenting her Artisanal Cheese and Wine Pairing Adventure seminars.   This year's classes will feature a lineup of Italian-style cheeses made by the artisan cheesemakers of Wisconsin.   "These amazing artisanal cheeses, crafted  with high quality cow's milk are winning significant awards and I can't wait for you to taste them paired with the fine wines made by Bill Mosby" says The Cheese Impresario.


These stunning artisanal cheeses will be paired with the Italian-style wines of Mosby Wines.   Mosby has devoted their winery to crafting some of the finest Cal-Ital wines from estate-grown fruit in the Santa Ynez Valley.   When asked to describe winemaker Bill Mosby’s character, wife Jeri answers with a smile: "Strangely enough, I would describe my husband much the same way I would characterize his wines. He’s about integrity, intelligence, strength, tenacity, passion and complexity. He’s rebellious — not afraid to dream, then make those dreams come true."



The venue is unique…the historic Raleigh Movie Studios.   Come join The Cheese Impresario and Rosenthal Estate Winery and learn while having fun!


Artisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing Adventure Class.

The class will be held:

Saturday June 8th 3:45pm - 4:30pm and Sunday June 9th 3:00pm - 3:45pm at, both will take place in the Raleigh Studios café.


These seminars will fill up. First come gets the limited number of seats. If you want to learn more about cheese before you get to LA WineFest, check out my show, CHEESE RULES.


For tickets and more information click here.


Chicago Rum Festival


Cheese & Rum Pairing

at The Ministry of Rum’s Chicago Rum Festival


I have selected amazing artisanal cheeses to present as delicious pairings with exotic rums from around the world.   The Ministry of Rum’s Chicago Rum Festival is where you can learn about this magical pairing.   Ed Hamilton, founder of The Ministry of Rum is considered by many to be the most knowledgeable person on the planet on all things rum.   Ed was just featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood talking about rum and its history.   Ed loves cheese and rum, as you’ll see when you check out The Cheese Impresario’s show, CHEESE RULES.   She and Ed Hamilton did a show on cheese and rum pairing:


 Click here to watch the CHEESE RULES episode with Ed Hamilton


At the festival, people will bring their rum to me and I’ll choose the perfect pairing cheese for them.  I’ll then demonstrate my tasting methodology, The Cheese Highway, and talk about the cheese.  Then I’ll make a plate of a taste of all of the artisanal cheeses.   Each guest will receive a Cheese Scroll with all the information about each of the cheeses and the cheesemakers who takesuch pride in what they produce.


The Ministry of Rum Chicago Rum Festival will be held The Bottom Lounge’s Volcano Room & Patio on Thursday June 14th.



Press & VIP 5:15-6PM

Rum Festival 6-9PM


 Click here for tickets and more information

Santa Clarita WineFest

The Cheese Impresario's Artisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing Adventure Seminar


Santa Clarita WineFest

Saturday March 3rd

Sip, nosh, and mingle at the Bridgeport Marketplace in Valencia, March 3. This year's 2nd Annual Santa Clarita WineFest will feature 350-plus wines, spirits, beers and Lifestyle Exhibitors for your enjoyment. This year the Fest will be benefitting The Michael Hoefflin Foundation.


My Artisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing Adventure will be at 2:30 PM and will sell out.  Be sure to purchase this delicious and educational seminar in advance.  


Where: Bridgeport Marketplace, 24061 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, CA 91355


Parking: Free

LA Beer Week


Who else but beer lovers would have a week that lasted 14 days!


Come explore the creative beer culture in Los Angeles and Orange County and heft a glass or two to the brewers who bring us so much pleasure.   Our beer scene is growing like crazy and there’s so many breweries and brew pubs to discover.   Check out the link below for a plethora of beer events.  I’ll be teaching my Artisanal Cheese & Beer Pairing Adventure Sunday October 23rd with G. Schneider & Sohn's own Jay Baum.  Come on down Sunday to historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles for the LA Beer Week Festival.  I’ll be pairing fine artisanal cheeses with these extraordinary weisse brews.

For tickets and event information:

San Diego Spirits Festival

Cheese & Single Malt Pairing Adventure
3rd Annual San Diego Spirits Festival
June 25

San Diego will be awash with all kinds of spirits at the San Diego Spirits Festival June 25 and 26th.  I’ll  be there conducting her Artisanal Cheese & Single Malt Scotch Whisky Pairing Adventure Seminar at noon on Saturday June 25th.   The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier is the venue this year and it should be beautiful with the San Diego Bay sparkling all around us.   My teaching buddy is Diagio’s Ed “Dirt” Adams, Master of Whisky.   We’ll be turning people on to the thrill of pairing artisanal cheeses with a selection of whiskies from Scotland.   Come and rock out with us!

To purchase tickets:

Heading to Disney!





Join me at Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival:
Enjoy and learn at my Artisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing Adventure Classes at this magical and delicious festival.  Friday May 14, Saturday May 15 & Sunday May 16th.  Check out the link to purchase tickets and get great deals on lodging at Disneyland.  See you there!

An Invitation from Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival: 
Come visit us at the fifth annual Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival taking place April 16 through May 31 at Disney’s California Adventure® Park in Anaheim, CA.   As part of the Festival we will be participating in Cheese & Wine Pairing Seminars on May 14, 15 and 16.      
These  seminars are very popular and fill up quickly so get there early!  Please visit for more information on all Festival activities.







 Artisanal Cheese in the Desert   

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  Enjoy the beauty of Palm Springs and celebrate The Culinary Institute of America for a weekend of chefs, food, wine and artisanal cheeses.    The Cheese Impresario will be sharing her passion at The Viceroy Bubble & Groove Lounge Saturday April 12th.  This evening’s event is hosted at the Spa Resort Casino and sponsored by the Viceroy Hotel Palm Springs, Wine Spectator and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne.   Explore the events during the weekend and then come savor the pleasure of artisanal cheeses and Champagne...a true delight.






Artisanal Cheese & The PGA

Saturday April 5th The Cheese Impresario will be presenting her Artisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing Adventure class at the Livermore Valley Wine Country PGA Championship held at the picturesque golf course at Wente Vineyards.





The Cheese Impresario will be conducting her Artisanal Cheese & Wine Tasting Adventure
at the Great Tastes Culinary Festival...the Mid-Atlantic’s Premier Culinary Event.   
Come join her on February 23rd in Baltimore, Maryland and taste world-class artisanal cheeses and handcrafted wines.   






On Thursday October 25th The Cheese Impresario will be sharing her passion for artisanal cheese with VIP guests who attend Wine Spectator’s
New York Wine Experience
.   This event is known to be one of the best wine events in the country.   Come and join The Cheese Impresario and enjoy outstanding vintages, rare wines from the producers’ cellars and top-scoring wines from around the world.   This will be an experience not to be missed.






You can now see

Barrie Lynn - The Cheese Impresario

in Elle magazine! 

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a sneak peak!





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