In 2001, after many years of loving cheese from afar, Diane Stemple went to work at Artisanal Bistro & Fromagerie, one lunch shift per week. After two years, she followed many colleagues to work behind the counter at Murray’s Cheese shop in Greenwich Village, where she first furthered her knowledge and then helped teach and train others.

She then worked with Debra Dickerson at 3D Cheese, representing Neal’s Yard Dairy, Jasper Hill, Redwood Hill and Avonlea Cheese from 2007 to 2009. After that she has continued to represent the Cellars at Jasper Hill, and more recently began hosting Cutting the Curd for cheese pal Anne Saxelby, and now does monthly book episodes on the show.

Diane is also a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Port Washington and Williamsburg where she lives.