Kathe Lison is the author of The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese. A native of Wisconsin, "America's Dairyland," she has a long-reaching history with cheese. Her maternal grandfather kept and milked a herd of Holsteins on a 60-acre farm north of Green Bay, and her great, great-grandfather owned a diary.
Beyond her Cheesehead lineage, she holds an M.A. in literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. She is an award winning essayist whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals, received mention in Best American Essays and won An Emerging Artist Grant from the Utah Arts Council. A devoted wanderer, in addition to the time she has spent in France, she has lived or traveled extensively in locales such as China, Morocco and Vietnam. Currently, she's working on rescuing an 1890s Sonoran row house in Tucson, Arizona. You can follow the restoration on her blog, housemadeofmud.com.