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An independent title for endless stories about cheese
Unlike other independent titles that opt for ‘popular’ themes, such as fashion, Cheese magazine makes no attempt to be mainstream.
The title is a by-product of a realisation made by co-editor Anna Sulan Masing, who couldn’t find a cheese magazine for her partner in 2020. This gap in the market, alongside Anna’s drunken Tweet to begin her own “got a huge response… including Holly Catford and Apoorva Sripathi”
This reaction is the prompt Anna Sulan and three other foodies needed to start Cheese.
“I had no worries about Cheese being niche because I knew there would be an infinite number of stories, and people always love a good story.”Anna Masing
Inside the magazine
Several design elements give Cheese a bookish quality, from the pops of colour, photography, and illustrations.
As expected, every story is cheese related, be that future or present, but told through unpredictable angles. A piece in issue three investigates the cheese industry, to highlight and understand how it can become more inclusive toward the LGBTQ+ community. Erin Schack, a trans woman, shares how she was unable to secure a job role after listing her involvement in an LGBTQ+ innovative on her resume and has “never been hired for a cheese job as an out trans woman.”
Although the title covers important issues, readers can also anticipate fun yet informative features.
Issue three explores how Emmental cheese has gone from drawings in ancient Egypt to a definitive pop culture reference in twenty-first-century cartoons.
Why do we recommend Cheese?
Cheese, the magazine of culture is unconventional, factual, and above all else – entertaining. Every turn of the page is a surprise, as contributors investigate the past, present, and future of cheese.
It’s clear from the level of storytelling that every writer, photographer, and illustrator is deeply passionate about the title. The variation of content and high-quality design make Cheese a worthy addition to every bookshelf or coffee table for those searching for an independent title that really dedicates itself to such a niche topic.