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About culture: the word on cheese

Culture is the ultimate publication for those who love cheese. Our quarterly magazine is devoted to delivering the most innovative, eye-opening stories about the world’s many cheeses and cheesemakers. Within each issue, you can travel to gorgeous cheese regions, meet passionate makers and mongers, discover one-of-a-kind recipes, and even learn how to make your own cheeses. Stunning photos, engaging narratives, and expert-guided editorial lineups make each issue a resource for readers of any background.

Our Mission

Culture aims to nurture passion for great cheese through accurate, engaging storytelling that focuses on the people and places behind cheese.

Our Team

The Sisters

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Co-owners Stephanie & Lassa Skinner founded culture along with cheese expert Kate Arding in 2008. Stephanie, our publisher, was intrigued when Lassa, then a cheesemonger and now our retailer liaison, mentioned that there were no magazines filling the artisan cheese niche.

The Editor

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Founding editor Tony Bogar has managed dozens of magazines and websites, but none makes him as proud as culture. He recently returned from Australia where he drove digital strategy in the wine world, raised chickens, and feasted with butchers, bakers, and cheesemakers. He now provides culture with provide editorial guidance, digital strategy, and a passion for making readers drool over cheese.

The Digital Diva

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Web Editor Amy Scheuerman previously worked at America’s Test Kitchen, where she created content for their online cooking school. She now keeps the culture website full of interesting content, makes readers hungry with culture‘s three newsletters, and edits recipes for the print magazine.

The Writer & Wrangler

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Editorial Assistant Rebecca Haley-Park started as a culture intern before transitioning to social media manager. Today she balances wrangling our Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages with writing mouth-watering stories for the magazine.

The Cheese Expert

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Cheese-a-holic Molly McDonough joined the culture team as an intern after a stint making cheese in Switzerland. She currently edits our extensive online cheese library and ensures that our magazines have accurate cheese facts from Europe where she’s studying for her masters in agriculture and food science.

The Sales Team

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Brand manager Rebecca Carrington (left) and west coast sales rep Natalie Herman (right) are always ready to help connect producers and retailers with a food-loving and cheese-centric audience.

The Designers

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Brooklyn, NY-based design team Red Herring Design brings to culture a love of food (especially cheese!) and a desire to do good work. Led by founders Carol Bobolts and Deb Schuler, the firm creates award-winning designs for a wide range of clients and has been nominated three times for a Grammy Award for best packaging.

The Interns

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 Alicia Hahn (on left) is a graduate student at Emerson University and an online editorial intern for culture who excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.

Julia Domenicucci is a junior at Emerson University and an online editorial intern for culture

Want to get in touch with someone at culture? Try our contact us page! Want to be part of the team? See current opportunities on our jobs page.

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