Barrie Lynn – The Cheese Impresario

Category: Cuisine Published: Monday, 23 November 2009 00:00 Hits: 2924

A former advertising executive turned cheese fanatic, Barrie Lynn lives her life by way of cheese. “Cheese appreciation is much like music appreciation,” she says. “Once you learn to listen, so much more opens up.”

Organizing cheese tasting events, exclusive Hollywood cheese-centric parties, and relaxed and intimate cheese gatherings on her gotta-see-it-to-believe-it roof deck high above the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Barrie Lynn is all about one thing: the cheese. She does it right by developing close relationships with artisanal cheesemakers across the country, touring their family farms and creameries to explore her passion. For her, it’s all about this relationship, the artistry of extracting this unique end product from the land, grasses, and farm animals. Knowing the subtleties of the product, researching the history of the producer, and understanding this very organic and down-to-earth process make it possible to put together a harmonious tasting experience. Barrie Lynn knows how to do this better than anyone, and she makes you enjoy every moment of your cheese encounter.