Elizabeth Bland, also known as the Cheese Mistress, has worked with cheese in general since 2000, and with kosher cheese since 2006. In Texas, she was a sales associate in the cheese department for a specialty foods retailer as well as a cheese educator for the University of Texas at Austin. She moved to New Jersey where she worked in cheese marketing for an international importer and wrote cheese articles for both trade and consumer publications. She is currently the resident “cheesemonger” at Pomegranate, a gourmet kosher marketplace in Brooklyn. She also conducts cheese classes at cheese and wine tasting events, holiday functions, and private parties. Her listings of kosher cheeses can be found at http://www.kcheese.com, and her notes on all cheese are at http://www.cheesemistress.com.