When Liz Thorpe’s travelogue and compendium of American cheese, The Cheese Chronicles was published, reviewers said, “Young and hip, Liz accomplishes the impossible, making cheese seem sexy.” Thorpe has worked in cheese for sixteen years, for the first decade as the Vice President of New York’s Murray’s Cheese and more recently as the founder of consulting company, The People’s Cheese. Her definitive tome, The Book of Cheese, was published in September 2017 and nominated for an IACP award as the year’s best reference book. Thorpe talks cheese with Rachael Ray, The Wall Street Journal, and starred in Epicurious’s inaugural Price Points video—with 3M viewers it’s their most popular video ever. Liz Thorpe lives in New Orleans where her family grows satsumas, hopes to get chickens, and eats a lot of shrimp. After all this time, she still thinks cheese is sexy.