About Coleen
About Coleen Graham
Coleen Graham grew up in a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois. At a young age, Coleen studied both fashion and interior design. Her discipline and staunch work ethic led her to a twenty-two year career in the drapery business. As Coleen’s small business grew, her interest in food became more apparent; it became her passion.

In 2007, her passion led her to the University of Vermont at Burlington for a two year program at the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese. There, she studied with five European cheese makers earning her the title of Maitre Fromager (Cheese Master).

In 2009, Coleen started the business, Cheeseparties.com. Her specialized skill set for pairing cheese with other food and beverages drove her to educate others on flavor complexities.

Coleen began making breadsticks as an accent to her catering and pairing parties; a tasty snack for guests to munch on before the main course was served. Over time, Coleen’s breadsticks gained in popularity and clients began to inquire about where they could purchase her products. Thus, Coleen’s Better Than Breadsticks was formed.

Today, Coleen offers six different varieties of breadsticks which sell in wine bars and food markets in the Chicagoland area as well as online. Her commitment to making a quality artisan breadstick is the apparent result of her hands on production process using the finest quality ingredients. Each recipe is developed and tested by Coleen to match the exact flavor profile she sought to create. Every breadstick is hand cut and stretched to perfection making them individually unique.