About “It’s Not You, it’s Brie”

kirstinjacksoncheese Bio: This blog is compiled, authored, and not-as-frequently-updated-as-she-would-hope, by Kirstin Jackson, author of “It’s Not You, it’s Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Culture of Cheese. ” Kirstin is a cheese and wine writer, consultant, educator, professionally trained cook, wine bar manager and cheese program director, whose fridge and head is almost entirely consumed with cheese. She blames her parents, who took her on trips to the California dairy country at a very young age, for feeding the obsession, and dually thanks them for bringing her back pounds of Joe Matos St. George cheese when she’s unable to accompany them on trips.

Recent Honors:

The Book:

“It’s Not You, it’s Brie: Unwrapping Unique America’s Culture of Cheese” was published November 2012 with Perigee/Penguin Press. Read more about it here.

Blog recipes:

Unless otherwise noted, the recipes in “It’s Not You, it’s Brie” are original and inspired by Kirstin’s years of cooking professionally and at home.

Want to hear more?

Sign up for Kirstin’s “It’s Not You, it’s Brie” Twitter and facebook feeds, where she’ll share everything from the arrival of a hard-to-get cheese at a lcoal store, to days she’s teaching cheese and wine classes in the Bay Area and her excitement over the cheeses she’s recently tried.

About the design and technology:

The blog utilizes the thesis wordpress template and was created with amazing amounts of design help of Krista Roark from Green District Design and much technological consideration from Stephanie Stiavetti of The Culinary Life.

Have a question?

Perhaps I can answer it. Unless it has something to do with camel cheese (which is apparently digested easier than cow’s milk by the lactose intolerant) or small hippopotamuses, I’ll certainly pretend that I can.  Contact me at kirstin@itsnotyouitsbrie.com

Thanks for reading!

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9 thoughts on “About “It’s Not You, it’s Brie”

  1. julie st. clair

    Hello Kirstin,

    Your passion inspiring! Have you thought of doing video? Also, I read you were doing a book on cheese – need any photography? I’ve been released from the corporate world (thank God!) and am looking for projects. Will work for cheese and a chance to get involved in my true passion – entertaining, food and wine.

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  4. Alexandra Howard

    Hi Kristen,

    I’m writing to you on behalf of culturecheesemag.com. Would you be interested in answering a few cheese related questions for a new online feature we are starting? We are interested in hearing your perspective on food blogging and cheese!

    Please email me if you are interested,

    Alexandra Howard

  5. Katie @ Doing Dewey

    What a cute blog! I love your name and your header :) I just reviewed a book on cheesemaking for my book blog and have been looking for other ways to indulge my new interest in cheese. I was excited when I saw you offered classes, but unfortunately I live in Iowa. Any suggestions for cheese related activities around Des Moines?

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