Los Angeles

Event Announcement: American Artisanal Cheese & Wine

American artisanal cheese paired with American wines, a Slow Food LA Event presented by author Laura Werlin and Zax, an American Bistro.

When: Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 1:30pm
Where: Zax Restaurant, 11604 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles
Cost: $45.00 (all inclusive – signed book, seminar, tastings, tax, and gratuity)

A seminar, book signing, and a focused tasting of nine American artisanal cheeses (featuring many farmstead cheesemakers identified by the Slow Food Ark) paired with American wines presented by Laura Werlin and Zax Restaurant. Portions of the proceeds of this event will benefit SLOW-LA, the Los Angeles Chapter of Slow Food U.S.A., a non-profit educational organization committed to taste, tradition and the honest pleasure of food.

Laura Werlin is passionate about American cheese, having written two books on the subject. Her first, The New American Cheese, won a prestigious IACP cookbook award for best American cookbook. Her newest book, The All American Cheese and Wine Book (2003 Stewart, Tabori & Chang), has just won a 2004 James Beard Award in the “single subject” category, and is the first book of its kind to focus entirely on pairing American cheese with American wine. In addition, the book features 50 cheesemaker and winemaker profiles, 50 recipes for entertaining with cheese, and comprehensive information about cheese and about wine.

For reservations: Call 323.860.9804 (the Slow Food LA reservations line). Reservation and payment deadline is May 31, 2004.

Make your check payable to SLOWLA and mail it to:
c/o Angeli Caffe
P.O. Box 360769
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Reservations will be confirmed when check is received.

Werlin is on the board of the American Cheese Society and is an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, the James Beard Foundation, the San Francisco Professional Food Society, and the American Institute of Wine and Food. She has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Television, Sara’s Secrets, and Cooking Live! with Sara Moulton on the Television Food Network, San Francisco KRON-TV.