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This pocket-sized handbook to all things cheese is the perfect gift for artisan cheese lovers, home cheesemakers, and anyone who appreciates a good wedge of cheddar.
It’s hard to think of a more universally beloved food than cheese. But there’s so much more to learn and enjoy beyond the plastic-wrapped blocks from the grocery store. Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you’ll find information, how-tos, and trivia for cheese lovers of all levels. Casual cheese eaters and connoisseurs alike will learn about
• How Cheese Is Made • Why Some Cheeses Melt Differently • How to Build a Festive Cheese Board for Entertaining • Pairing Cheese with Wine and Beer • How to Make Cheese at Home
Plus an illustrated guide to cheese gadgets, terms every cheese lover should know, how to host a cheese tasting, how to make the ultimate grilled cheese, and much more!
About the Author
Alexandra Jones is a writer, cheesemonger, and cheese educator based in Philadelphia. She writes about food and farming for the James Beard Foundation and publications like USA Today, Food & Wine, the Counter, Civil Eats, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Alexandra is also one-third of Collective Creamery, a women-powered artisan cheese subscription and podcast.
“Concise yet informative.”—The New York Times
“This tiny book—it’s the size of a classic Moleskine journal—is like a nibble of an artisan bleu, rich and satisfying even in the smallest portion.”—BookPage
“A neat little 144 page hardbound book...a great gift idea for anyone that enjoys cheese.”—Reviews by Rachel