Michael D Landis
Michael Landis has been teaching food & beverages for over 25 years. He is a Certified Cheese MasterTM with the USA Cheese Guild, American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, American Cheese Society Certified Sensory Evaluator, Court of Master Sommelier Level 1, and Cicerone Certified Beer Server. Michael has judged cheese at the World Cheese Awards, the International Cheese Awards, the Good Foods Awards, and the Global Cheese Awards since 2010 and was inducted into the International Guilde des Fromages in 2011. In 2019, Michael was appointed the American Ambassador for North American Cheeses and is a Supreme Judge at the International Cheese Awards.
Michael has taught hundreds of cheese and beverage seminars and has taught at the Great American Beer Festival, American Cheese Society Conferences, the Society of Dairy Technology, American Brewers Conference, California & Oregon Cheese Festivals, and the Cayman Cookout. Since March 2020, Michael has produced more than 90 episodes of his webcast, Cheese In-Depth. He has posted over 300 videos to his YouTube channel and his Fresh Cheese Board video on YouTube has over 2.1 million views. He is regularly featured on CBS morning shows and is an award-winning brewer, having won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival for Mischievous Black Lager, a beer he collaborated on with Chris Johnson of Six Ten Brewing based in Tampa Bay, FL.