Chef Ceci Carmichael, regular on the Food Network agrees that cheese is one of the greatest things in the culinary world. As June is National Dairy Month the time has come to celebrate Wisconsin Cheese.

Wisconsin Cheese comes in so many varieties and the dairy farmers who bring these tasty treats to us are so proud of their work. These people are true artisans and master craftspersons.

Ceci Carmichael always loved food, but she originally planned to be an actor. She has been in more than 150 commercials. She graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education and eventually started Swell Food Catering company in New York City.

The Food Network took notice of her and she went on to host Calling All Cooks and Good Food Fast. Later on, she joined the team on Fine Living’s Simplify Your Life as the cooking expert. Carmichael is an expert Home Made Simple on OWN.

She is also passionate about philanthropic efforts related to food and healthy lunches in schools including Wellness In The Schools.

Ceci Carmichael Spoke with Michelle Tompkins for The Hollywood Digest to discuss her culinary background, what makes Wisconsin Cheese so special, offered some great tips for using cheese when entertaining, as well as giving some yummy recipe tips. She even offered some fun trivia tips regarding cheese.

Did you know that in order to get 1 pound of cheese, one needs to use 10 lbs of milk? Wisconsin cheese wins more international cheese competitions than any other location. More than 600 varieties of cheese are produced in Wisconsin.

See this fun and delicious interview with Ceci Carmichael here:

Ceci Carmichael may be found here and learn more about Wisconsin Cheese here.