About

After attending culinary school and cooking professionally in restaurant kitchens, I returned to school to study writing and cultural anthropology at UC Berkeley. From there I went on to work behind the counter as a cheesemonger, manage a cheese and wine program at a wine bar for, and write stories for publications like the LA Times and NPR’s Kitchen Window (see “Other Writing tab). Although I adore writing in general and learning what people have to teach me in all spectrums of life, cheese and its culture and history has a very special part in my heart.

In November 2012, I published my book, “It’s Not You, It’s Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Culture of Cheese.” It’s a lighthearted yet thorough look at the cheese in the U.S. today- how it came to be, who’s doing what, and packed with profiles of cheeses that make up the deliciousness behind our cheese counters today. And it has recipes.

Beyond that, I write, write, write, read, consult, teach classes around the country, and curate my monthly cheese club, “It’s Not You, it’s Brie.” Visit my other pages to learn more about my writing, consulting, or teaching (private classes also available).