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About Us

Culture is the ultimate publication for those who love cheese. Our bi-monthly 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 culture 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

Editor-in-Chief Madison Trapkin is an Atlanta-bred, Boston-based writer. She graduated from Boston University’s Gastronomy master’s Program in December 2018 and started at culture in March 2019. She is passionate about The Feminist Agenda, pizza, and regularly watering her houseplants.
Margaret Leahy brings a dual love of storytelling and nitpicking to her role as associate editor at culture, as well as four years behind a cheese counter. She likes a bitter cocktail, a bowl of authentic ramen, and a Roquefort with honey. When she’s not elbow-deep in cheese lit, Margaret is researching bizarre travel destinations, bargain hunting, or adventuring with her family. 
Mallory Scyphers is a southern transplant with a wide range of art direction and design experience from ad agencies to publications. She joins culture as creative director and is thrilled to sink her teeth into the cheese biz.

As the child of two cheese-obsessed Italian immigrants, Monica Petrucci feels right at home as culture‘s Digital Assistant. When she’s not busy with her undergraduate coursework, writing for culture, or flipping through her favorite magazines, she likes to shadow her parents and grandfather as they prepare traditional Italian recipes.

Working in print, digital and design, Shauna Epstein joins culture as sales coordinator. Shauna comes from a long list of food and lifestyle publications and is ready to devote all her time into what she loves most: cheese.

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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.

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.