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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

Matt Thomas, CEO & Publisher

With over 25 years of experience in media, Matt Thomas has worked to pioneer new products, grow market share, and manage sales for a range of food-focused organizations. As CEO & publisher of culture, he focuses on revenue generation and building strong partnerships within the specialty cheese community. His favorite cheese is raclette.

Stephanie Skinner, Founder

Founder Stephanie Skinner has launched magazines and media properties for over 25 years. With culture, she combines her enthusiasm for media and a love of fine food and drink.

Mallory Scyphers, Executive Content Director

Mallory Scyphers is a publishing veteran with 15 years of art direction, design, and writing experience with magazines and ad agencies. She lives on Mobile Bay with her husband, two young daughters, one old Shetland Sheepdog, one rambunctious golden retriever, and one calico cat. She loves checking things off lists, reading books on airplanes, and happily taste testing all-the-cheeses featured in culture.

Josie Krogh, Digital Strategy Lead

Josie Krogh earned her master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from The University of Georgia. Josie developed a love of food while working at farmstands in the D.C. area as a young adult, and discovered her love of cheese while living and working on a dairy farm on Martha’s Vineyard. She is passionate about the food supply chain, fresh stone fruit, and dogs. Josie currently lives in Catskill, NY.

Ashia Aubourg, Assistant Digital Editor

Ashia Aubourg received her BA in Food Studies and Policy Studies from Syracuse University, where she researched components that make up equitable food systems. She previously held print and digital roles at Food & Wine, Cuisine Noir, America’s Test Kitchen, and others, where her writing unearthed underrepresented narratives within food, travel, and culture. Before starting her writing career, she held food policy and social impact roles across various nonprofits and companies. Ashia currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Natalie Herman, National Brand Manager

Always excited to talk fine cheese, food, and drink, National Brand Manager Natalie Herman uses her expertise from almost two decades of representing some of the world’s best magazines—from Bon Appétit to Vogue—to help clients succeed and grow their brands.

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