From 2008 to 2011, Michael Kalish worked and trained on artisan cheese farms across France, Northern Italy, and Switzerland. Formally trained in dairy and meat processing at the istituto lattiero caseario e delle tecnologie agro-alimentari in Italy’s famed Piedmont Region, Michael apprenticed for Luigi Guffanti, managed Hervé Mons’ Tunnel de la Collonge in the Rhône Alps, and managed operations for Artisanal Premium Cheese in NYC. Michael is on the Education Committee for the American Cheese Society Conference. In 2012, Michael co-founded TWC Consulting with his identical twin brother, Charlie Kalish, to provide small- to medium-sdize businesses with affordable food safety solutions. Michael has led workshops and classes for the California, Oregon, Maine and Wisconsin Artisan Cheese Guilds, Murray’s Cheese, Artisanal Premium Cheese, and many others.