Mark Fingar

Kate Arding is the co-owner of the award-winning Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions, a specialty cheese, and prepared foods shop in the city of Hudson.

A native of Britain, Kate is an internationally recognized authority on cheese with over 25 years of experience in the farmhouse and artisan cheese industry.

Kate’s career began at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, and from there she went on to California, where she helped establish Cowgirl Creamery & Tomales Bay Foods. Kate’s work has influenced agricultural agencies, cheese producers, and retailers around the globe, working in places as diverse as Uganda, Ecuador, the Netherlands, and Macedonia.

A former member of the Board of Directors for the American Cheese Society (ACS), and Chair of the ACS’ Regulatory and Academic Committee, Kate regularly judges at many US and international competitions and is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker. In 2011, she was inducted into the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers.