The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You'll Love (Hardcover)

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At 400 plus pages, The Book of Cheese can appear daunting. The scope of the book, however, is less noteworthy than the author's unorthodox approach to the subject. She organizes the book not by type of cheese, but rather by identifying nine gateway cheeses which guide the reader based on taste. All the expected details are covered: country and animal of origin, aroma, texture, and flavor. This book is a great companion for delving into the world of cheese.   

— Mandy



This is the first book of its kind to be organized not by country, milk type, or any other technical classification. The Book of Cheese maps the world of cheese using nine familiar favorites, what author Liz Thorpe calls the
Gateway Cheeses.

From basics like Swiss, blue, and cheddar, Liz leads the way to more adventurous types. Love Brie? Liz shows you how to find other Brie-like cheeses, from the mild Moses Sleeper to the pungent Fromage de Meaux. Her revolutionary approach allows food lovers to focus on what they really care about: finding more cheeses to enjoy. Complete with flavor and aroma wheels, charts guiding you through different intensities and availabilities, and gorgeous photography, this is the only book on cheese you will ever need.

About the Author

After years in a cubicle, in 2002 Liz Thorpe was drawn out of corporate America to pursue her passion for cheese. Since then she has become the country's leading expert on cheese, from working the counter at New York's famed Murray's Cheese and later expanding Murray's wholesale business as vice president, to designing cheese menus for the country's best restaurants, to authoring The Cheese Chronicles. Now, as founder of The People's Cheese, Liz teaches a broader market why cheese matters and how to make it part of everyday life. She lives in New Orleans.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250063458
ISBN-10: 1250063450
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 416
Language: English