My career began at Borough Market in the winter of 2000 when I ate a piece of cheese. The cheese was Trethowan’s Gorwydd Caerphilly and its maker Todd Trethowan, startled by my enthusiasm, got me a job at Neal’s Yard Dairy. I stayed there for eight years, working at the retail counter and in the cellars, washing, rubbing, patting and sometimes singing to the cheeses. In 2014 I set up the Cheese Tasting Company to bring cheese to the people, and when I am not eating or talking about cheese, I travel around Britain and the rest of Europe visiting cheesemakers and hearing their stories. I published my first book in October 2019, which was shortlisted for the André Simon Food and Drink Prize, and by February 2020 sold 15,000 copies in hardback.