Karen Silverston

Karen Silverston

Karen Silverston is a freelance contributor to Cheese Connoisseur, Deli Business and DallasWine.com. A member of the American Cheese Society (ACS) since 2002, she was honored in 2014, along with her husband, Richard, as Above and Beyond for exceptional volunteer service to the ACS Judging & Competition.

Her love for cheese and the people who make it led her to drive Dallas’ participation in Slow Food USA’s 2003 twenty-city fundraiser for the American Raw Milk Farmstead Cheese Consortium and to coordinate two Director’s Screenings of Patricia Thompson’s notable documentary The Cheese Nun: Sister Noella’s Voyage of Discovery. She organized In Our Own Backyard: American Cheese, a panel discussion and cheese tasting featuring five local cheesemakers and originated the Texas Cheese Plate event, the first-ever gathering of cheesemakers—fourteen in all—from across the state.