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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


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


Editorial Assistant Rebecca Haley-Park started as a culture intern before transitioning to social media manager. Today she works as our associate editor, coming up with fantastic ideas for our special issues, writing mouth-watering stories, and going back and forth with writers to create the perfect article.

The Socialite


When he isn’t curating culture’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more or maintaining
the impeccable quality of culture’s online content, Social Media Marketer and Web Editorial Assistant Grant Bradley likes to write, edit, and code things. And cheese – he likes to eat a lot of cheese.

The Cheese Expert


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


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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Culture interns Michelina (Mimi) DelGizzi, Gabrielle Roman, and Jacqueline Roman are with us from January through May and will be working on blogs, social media, pieces for the magazine, fact checking and research, and much more! Want to intern with us? Learn how on our jobs page!

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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