At home in the Pacific Northwest, Courtney C. Johnson is a writer, blogger, editor, and educator who has come a long way from her upbringing in rural Arizona.

A PhD with a passion for cheese, Courtney writes The PhCheese blog, teaches cheese education classes in the greater Seattle area, and serves as executive director of the Washington State Cheesemakers Association. In 2020, she started a mobile cheese shop, Street Cheese, with long-time friend and colleague, Tailor Kowis. An American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional (ACS CCP), Courtney has also joined the faculty at Seattle Central College’s Seattle Culinary Academy as an adjunct professor.

Aside from pursuing all things cheese, reading, and writing, Courtney enjoys making mixed-media cards and paper-crafts, cooking and baking, organic gardening, and studying about all manner of fermented foods. She may also be found walking her dogs, Stella and Odin, foraging for late-summer blackberries, or working on home remodel projects and plotting world domination with her husband, Joe.