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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.

Susan Sherrill Axelrod, Editor-in-Chief

Editor Susan Sherrill Axelrod’s love affair with cheese began at age 12, when she bicycled to a gourmet shop to taste an exotic newcomer—French brie. Prior to joining culture in June 2020 her editorial career included stints at Maine magazine, Eater, and New Jersey’s The Record. She lives in midcoast Maine, where she enjoys hiking with her rescue pup, Lucy, a well-made cocktail, and spending as much time as possible on the water.

Mallory Scyphers, Creative Director

Creative Director Mallory Scyphers is a southern transplant with a wide range of art direction and design experience from ad agencies to publications. She loves checking things off lists, reading books on airplanes and happily taste testing all-the-cheeses featured in culture.

Josie Krogh, Digital and Social Media Editor

Digital and Social Media Editor 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.

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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