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The "Perfect September Get-Away"- follow Max and fellow bon vivants to France!

Join Max McCalman, Anna Juhl, Chris George, and Laura Downey, along with other worldly cheese, wine, and food afficionados, on a trip of a lifetime through the iconic Jura, Savoie, and Alsace of France.

Stay in châteaux and vivre comme un roi for an unforgettable ten days! Click here to find out more information about Cheese Journeys and upcoming food tours around the world.

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Maître Fromager, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Educator

Max McCalman is a highly visible advocate for artisanal cheese production, and is renowned as one of the cheese world's living legends for his expertise, insight and passion. Max is a dedicated scholar of cheese, where he acts as consultant to the trade, judges at cheese competitions and is a frequent guest lecturer.

He was America's first restaurant-based Maître Fromager. Max's work takes him across North America and Europe, speaking at conferences and festivals, and most passionately, to explore the dairies and farms that contribute to artisanal cheese making. Max has been conferred the title of Maître Fromager as designated by France's Guilde des Fromagers.

Max McCalman offers services that cover hosting private infotainment events and seminars encompassing cheese, wine, beer, as well as whiskey and bourbon. His cheese and beverage pairing acumen is unmatched in the F&B world and is appreciated around the globe. Max is also an often called upon expert consultant on for restaurants, events, and trade shows alike.

See "Max On Video" ..."Cheese is Good For You!" ...and more!

Mastering CheeseMastering Cheese receives World's Best Book on Cheese award in Paris at the 16th Annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards before a multinational crowd of more than 1,300 people.
Winner Gourmand International

Mastering Cheese designated a finalist by the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals.

For further details on Mastering Cheese see latest Book & Press Release pages.
In addition to Mastering Cheese, Max has written two more books on cheese - "The Cheese Plate" (Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2002), which was nominated for awards by the James Beard Foundation and by the International Association of Cooking Professionals.
Winner Gourmand International
Cheese: A Connoisseur's
Guide to the World's Best
(Clarkson Potter, 2005),
an expansive reference on the world's finest cheeses and their wine pairings, which won a 2006 James Beard Award.
  Max is honored by L'Esprit Alimentaire (French Food Spirit Awards) in NYC. See: FFSA Press Release and Award Speech. Winner Gourmand International
  Scholarship to be awarded to Certified Cheese Professional (CCP) by Comté Cheese Association. Max to act as Judge. See Details. Winner Gourmand International
Winner Gourmand International
  Max conducts cheese related corporate and private seminars, training and speaking engagements, and he offers consulting services for retailers and restaurants.

To arrange for Interviews, Television Appearances, or Radio Speaking Engagements, please contact:
Frederik Bohn,

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