Michael Landis

Michael Landis is the Owner of Landis Food and Beverage Educational Services. He's been teaching food and beverages for over 25 years and brings a wealth of knowledge about cheese, spirits, wine, beer, charcuterie and food education to the classroom. He is a Certified Cheese Master TM 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 taught over 500 cheese seminars including the Great American Beer Festival, American Cheese Society Conferences, the Society of Dairy Technology, American Brewers Conference, California & Oregon Cheese Festivals. Author of 8 industry publications along with the soon to be released book, “Beer Stories” complete with over 100 beer and cheese pairings. He is regularly featured on CBS morning shows and also an award-winning brewer, winning a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival for a Collaborative Black Lager with Six Ten Brewing, Mischievous Black Lager, along with several other beers for a total of 4 medals.

Follow him on Facebook @ MichaelLandisCheese or at his website MDLandis.com.


Michael Landis

Cheese Pairing

cheese pairing - vermont creamery with caramel vanilla and effies oatcakes

Vermont Creamery Mascarpone with Fat Toad Farm Caramel Vanilla Bean on Effie’s Oatcakes

There are many versions of flavored Mascarpone out there, but this one brings the sweet, buttery, and creamery flavors of the Vermont Creamery Mascarpone with Fat Toad Farm's Caramel Vanilla Bean. The pairing creates an unbelievable rich flavor when added to an Effie's Oatcake.

  • Whip up the Vermont Creamery Mascarpone.
  • Mix in approximately 1 ounce Fat Toad Farm Caramel Vanilla Bean
  • Spread on top of an Effie’s Oatcake
  • Enjoy

Featured Cheese:Vermont Creamery Mascarpone