Louella teaches classes on making cheese as The Milk Maid in San Francisco. Her classes, only a year old, routinely sell out and she has taught more than 700 students to date. She has a BA in Environmental Studies from Brown University and after graduating she started the Narragansett Creamery, the first cheesemaking operation in Rhode Island. She is also the founder and was executive director for Farm Fresh Rhode Island, a nonprofit organisation devoted to growing the regional local food economy. She studied cheesemaking in Tuscany and Emilio-Romano Italy.