Liz Thorpe

New Orleans, LA The People's Cheese

When her travelogue and compendium of American cheese, The Cheese Chronicles, was published in 2009, reviewers said, “Young and hip, Liz accomplishes the impossible, making cheese seem sexy.” Liz has worked in cheese for 15 years, first as the Vice President of New York’s Murray’s Cheese until 2012, and more recently as the founder of consulting company The People’s Cheese. Her definitive tome, The Book of Cheese will be published in June of 2017. Liz is a regularly sought as a contributor to and expert in publications as diverse as The Guardian, The New York Times, Robb Report, Martha Stewart Living and Cooking Light. Liz lives in New Orleans, LA where her family eats satsumas, pecans, shrimp and okra on a regular basis. After all this time, she still thinks cheese is sexy.


Accolades & Publications

  • The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You’ll Love (Flatiron Books, 2017)
  • The Cheese Chronicles: A Journey Through the Making and Selling of Cheese in America, From Field to Farm to Table (Ecco, 2009)

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