This comprehensive primer is sure to get you geeked out on cheese, whether you're a newbie looking to branch out from the familiar cheddar and Swiss, or a full-on caseophile wanting to learn about the more esoteric varieties or technical information. Brought to you by the folks at culture: the word on cheese, the world's foremost consumer cheese magazine.
Regular retail value is $19.99, but you can order a personal, signed copy direct from co-author Laurel Miller for just $17.99. Score!
Cheese for Dummies includes:
How to assemble the perfect cheese plate;
How to perfectly pair your cheese with wine, beer, and other beverages;
The history of cheese and its role in different cultures around the world;
Tips for cooking with cheese;
Questions to ask your local cheesemonger;
Different styles and types of cheese;
How to properly store and care for purchased cheeses.
Also includes original seasonal recipes such as:
Nectarine, Prosciutto & Arugula Salad with Crescenza
Grilled Sausages with Grapes, Wilted Greens and Pecorino Romano
Ginger-Poached Pears with Honey-Roquefort Ice Cream
DIY Mozzarella, Ricotta, Chevre, and Creme Fraiche