Sheana Davis, cheesemaker, culinary educator, and owner of the The Epicurean Connection in Sonoma, California, has enthusiastically supported the artisan and farmstead cheese movement for more than 20 years. In 2009, she proudly released her own cheese, Delice de la Vallee, and this year, her Creme de Fromage, which in 2010 won an ACS 1st Place, will be released to a national market. Each year, Sheana sponsors the Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference, drawing cheesemakers, dairy farmers, authors and vendors the United States, with the 11th annual conference scheduled for Feb 23-27 2014 in Sonoma, California.
The Epicurean Connection is a popular neighborhood specialty cheese shop featuring fresh soups & sandwiches, take-out, and local artisan food fare. Sheana also hosts classes and special events, often welcoming guest cheese makers, brewers, wine makers and artisan producers. The shop supports local community organizations with a monthly non-profit night. When not behind the cheese counter, Sheana teaches cooking classes, conducts workshops and participates as a guest chef at local and national culinary events.
She offers a creative and versatile range of food experiences and services while traveling between her beloved town of Sonoma and equally beloved city of New Orleans. Sheana resides in Sonoma with her 20-year-old daughter.