Matt Lardie

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Durham, NC
Elon University
Cheesemaking, Home Cooking, Baking
  • Matt has spent more than two decades working in the food and beverage industry.
  • He has previously served as a judge for the James Beard Awards and the World Cheese Awards.
  • Matt’s first book, a guidebook to the foods and restaurants of North Carolina, is due to be published in 2023.


Matt Lardie is a food and travel writer based in North Carolina, but frequently found wandering. He has written for outlets such as Bon Appétit, Eater, Robb Report, The Kitchn, Apartment Therapy, and more. In past lives he has been a bartender, pastry chef, cheesemaker, waiter, and restaurant assistant manager. When not thinking about, writing about, or eating food he can be found at home with his husband, pets, and far too many houseplants.


Matt graduated from Elon University with a degree in Political Science and focuses in Spanish, Latin American Studies, and International Relations. He has also studied Sustainable Agriculture, and hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Gastronomy with a focus on Culinary Anthropology.
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