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Instructor Cheryl Paswater (bio photo)

Cheryl Paswater

Contraband Ferments

Cheryl Paswater is the Chief Fermentationist and CEO of Contraband Ferments. She is a contributing writer for Edible Magazine, a contributor of the new book Miso, Tempeh, Natto, and is writing her first book on fermentation. She is an organizer of NYC Fermentation Festival and NYC Ferments Meetup, and has been a guest on the radio show “Fuhmentaboudit!” (on Heritage Food Radio Network). You can find her teaching workshops and presenting at festivals regionally and internationally. Cheryl lives in Brooklyn, NY with her partner, cat named Koji and all of her cultures as pets (aka: bacteria, yeast, and mold).