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OUR PANEL CONSISTS OF THREE JUDGES WHO LIVE AND BREATHE ALL THINGS CHEESE BOARDS. READ A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THEM AND FIND OUT SOME OF THEIR SECRET CHEESE BOARD WEAPONS.

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Marissa Mullen

MARISSA MULLEN

@THATCHEESEPLATE

Marissa Mullen is a Brooklyn-based cheese superstar. She is a best-selling author, content creator, photographer and food stylist and the founder of That Cheese Plate, a global community for cheese plate inspiration and recipes and is also the Resident Cheese Contributor at Food52.

CHEESE BOARD TIP

Marissa’s method behind crafting the perfect cheese plate is called Cheese By Numbers. In her video, she shares a step-by-step guide for composing a cheese board that’s as easy as it is irresistible.

DOUG CLEMONS

@CHEESETRAYGAY

Doug Clemons began his cheese journey at Wisconsin Cheese Masters, a specialty cheese shop in Door County, Wisconsin. Two years ago, Doug started The Cheese Tray Gay as a place for celebrating trays and sashays—a welcoming, non-pretentious and unintimidating way to learn and connect over cheese. Doug is a proud resident of Cheeselandia.

CHEESE BOARD TIP

Doug is all about adding flair to cheese boards to up the ante at any celebration. Learn how carefully selected cheese accompaniments can change the look and tone of a board.

Marissa Mullen

ALISHA NORRIS JONES

@_IMMORTALMILK

Alisha Norris Jones, aka Immortal Milk, is a bartender and resident cheesemonger at Marz Community Brewing in Chicago, IL. Her background as a monger makes her an expert at cheese selection and slicing, while her background in anthropology and art helps weave a story into every cheese board she creates.

CHEESE BOARD TIP

A variety of styles and proper cutting and presentation are the building blocks of a beautiful board. Check out some specifics by watching Alisha’s video.