Carly’s love for artisanal cheese and wine has deep roots. Growing up in Sonoma County, she was surrounded by vines and rolling green hills. After a wine strategies degree from Sonoma State, she traveled Europe to taste the best cheese and wine they had to offer. Upon her return, she went to work for Master Sommelier, Ian Cauble, which helped her refine her palate and expand her knowledge of international wines. Knowing that cheese and wine are parallel industries, Carly took a brief time to work as a monger and instructor at the Cheese School of San Francisco. After gaining a deeper understanding about how hard cheese and wine making really is, and knowing she could never be as cool as them, she decided to be the bridge between the farmer and the consumer. Carly believes that there is nothing better than tasting, and appreciating, the hard work put into delicious cheese and wine. She resides in San Francisco with her husband and new puppy (who has eaten every pair of socks she has ever owned).