Will StuddWill Studd has been working with specialist cheese for more than three decades and has travelled extensively in his vocation. After establishing delicatessens in central London during the 1970’s, he migrated to Melbourne, Australia, in 1981, where he has done much to promote a greater understanding of what good cheese is all about, as well as championing the cause for cheese made from raw milk.
Will’s first book, Chalk and Cheese, was published in 1999 and won a number of major international awards. It has since become highly sought after by collectors. His latest book Cheese Slices is recognised by cheese specialists around the world as a valuable guide to understanding cheese, and was published in October 2007.
In 2002 Will was awarded the Odre du Merite Agricole by the French government for his defence of traditional raw milk cheese. He is also recognised by France’s prestigious Guilde des Fromagers as a Maitre Fromager (Master of Cheese) and is the guild’s sole ‘ambassadeur’.
Since 2004, Will has been executive producer and presenter of Cheese Slices, the world’s only television series focused on international artisan and traditional handmade cheeses.
Will is the founding director of Fromagent Australia and the Calendar Cheese Company.
Will’s website can be found at www.cheeseslices.com