Ceara Milligan

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Marquette University
Cheese And Dairy, Culinary Science, Food Trivia And History
  • Ceara has taken dozens of cooking classes throughout her life, which have helped broaden her knowledge of food's beauty and versatility.
  • She has worked closely with various cheesemakers, dairy farmers, and cheese shop owners to tell their unique stories and promote their artisan products.
  • Ceara has published two children's books — one which is about an anthropomorphic chili pepper — with a third on the way in the summer of 2023.


Ceara has worked as a professional marketer and writer for more than a decade. Over the years, she has gained writing experience in both digital and traditional media, including social, blogs, email, web, mobile, print, out of home, guerrilla, and radio. Ceara joined Mashed in January 2021 and loves the opportunity to share wit and wisdom about the foods and beverages that connect cultures and people from all walks of life. Ceara is a proud Midwesterner who was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and has lived in Milwaukee for 10 years. She loves dining out at restaurants around the city and experimenting with new recipes at home.


Ceara has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marquette University, where she double majored in marketing and information technology. She graduated cum laude in 2012.
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