Claudia's love for homemade cheese came at a young age when she learned to make Paneer at the Indian restaurant where she worked in high school. She picked it back up in 2008, soon realized others could benefit from simple kits and has never looked back. She is always in the test kitchen rejecting recipe dogmas and breaking rules for the sake of no-nonsense deliciousness- she strives to do for aged cheeses what she has for fresh cheeses, which is make them virtually no-fail and fun to make! Her dream project is creating fun how-to videos which she hopes to make needlessly complicated by incorporating the look and feel of stop-motion animation, art-house films and music videos. Somewhere in there she will also travel the world to learn to make regional cheeses. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner Jeff and their curd-loving chihuahua, Lil' Mama.