Loves Wine

Never fear pairing cheese and wine again!

Let a Certified Cheese Professional guide you to confidently pair cheese, wine and matching foods for appetizers and cheeseboards that are sure to impress!

Every Cheese
has its Mate

Cheese and wine are probably the oldest human-made foods dating back 10,000 years in their original forms. With so much variety, it’s never boring. Wine is ready to open, and cheese is ready to eat for easy enjoyment. Add a pantry food pairing and you’ve got an easy appetizer. With so many cheeses and wines, it’s an exciting adventure that calls for you to explore all the differences and possibilities of great pairings: wine, cheese and food match. With CHEESE LOVES WINE as your guide it’s simple to do!

Meet Judy Creighton

Judy started working with cheese many moons ago in San Francisco in two local cheese stores that she owned and managed. The Sixth Avenue Cheese Shop and Creighton’s Cheese and Fine Foods. Her career as a Cheesemonger and Certified Cheese Professional has been extensive and varied.

In the course of learning about and working with cheeses she traveled, studied, learned to make cheese and became a pro at pairing cheeses with wines and fine foods for the enjoyment of her customers.

Over time this interest and knowledge evolved into custom consulting for organizations such as Lavender Ridge Vineyard in Murphys, CA – as the Cheese Program Director, where she provides educational and fun tasting events for the wine club and other local wineries in the Sierra foothills.

Judy recently published Cheese Loves Wine, A Pairing Guide for Easy & Elegant Appetizers. She also consults on custom cheese retail programs for wineries, cheese markets and distributors.



Wine & Cheese Tastings in and around Calaveras Co.

Private Cheese & Wine Tasting

Cheese Expertise for Retail Locations

Consulting for Wineries