Carlos Yescas directs the Cheese of Choice Coalition, which supports the production and appreciation of artisan and traditional cheese-making around the world. Carlos' career in cheese began at Sheridan's Cheesemongers where he worked the counter and sold from stand in the weekend Galway Farmer' Market.
Since 2009, he has served as one of the 14 supreme judges at the World Cheese Awards, and in 2011 was inducted as a member of the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. As an entrepreneur, Carlos co-founded Lactography, the first artisan cheese distribution company in Mexico, and in 2014 opened QuesoStore, in Mexico City.
Carlo's book on Mexican cheese traditions, "Quesos Mexicanos" was published in 2013 by Larousse, and was awarded second place for best cheese book at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2014.
Carlos is a frequent speaker on food in a variety of venues, including The Basque Culinary Center, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and Mesamerica, as well as the New York public library. He is now based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.