A lifelong “foodie” and former retail professional, Laura Downey is co-owner of Fairfield Cheese Company in Fairfield, CT. Since opening its doors in May of 2009, Fairfield Cheese Company has quickly become the area’s premier source for artisanal cheese is the recipient of CT Magazine’s 2011 & 2012 Best Cheese Selection in CT and also was mentioned in Food & Wine Magazine Online as a top 5 place to buy cheese in the US by cheese expert Laura Werlin.
In addition to retail sales, the wholesale department of Fairfield Cheese Company provides cheese, menu expertise and staff training to area caterers and restaurants.
Laura is an active member of The American Cheese Society, and has earned the professional designation "Certified Cheese Professional" (ACS, CCP). The ACS is the leading organization promoting and supporting cheese in North America. She is also a member of the VT Cheese Council and Slow Food USA. She is a frequent cheese columnist for local media outlets and has also developed the popular Cheese School at Fairfield Cheese Company where Laura passes along her knowledge and passion for everything CHEESE.