Not exactly the cheesemaker but cheese expert, Valerie Henbest is the founder of the Smelly Cheese Shop. Born in France, Valerie migrated to Australia in the early 1990’s. She has always been interested in cheese, having grown up in Normandie – the home of Camembert.
Valerie’s knowledge, appreciation and enormous passion for cheese has taken her around the world. Settled in Adelaide, Valerie has developed The Smelly Cheese Shop’s successful series of Cheese Master Classes. These are now presented nationally.
Valerie Henbest dedicates much of her time establishing and nourishing relationships with cheese producers worldwide. It is these experiences that have lead Valerie to passionately share the stories and the cultures behind the wonderful cheeses that she brings back home.