Cheese For Dummies

Cheese For Dummies

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by Culture Magazine, Laurel Miller, Thalassa Skinner
     
 

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The accessible guide to selecting, cooking with, and making cheese!

From a pungent Gorgonzola to the creamiest Brie, the world of cheese involves a vocabulary of taste second only to wine. The cheese section of the grocery store and cheese shop can seem, for some, a bewildering experience. With the increasing popularity of artisanal cheeses, this humble

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The accessible guide to selecting, cooking with, and making cheese!

From a pungent Gorgonzola to the creamiest Brie, the world of cheese involves a vocabulary of taste second only to wine. The cheese section of the grocery store and cheese shop can seem, for some, a bewildering experience. With the increasing popularity of artisanal cheeses, this humble food made from curdled milk has become a national obsession. To make the world of cheese less intimidating, we've created a handy primer to selecting cheese, pairing cheese with wine, cooking with cheese, and making cheese. In Cheese For Dummies, everyday cheese lovers will learn how to become true connoisseurs!

  • Discover new tastes — develop a palate to discern which cheese is right for you
  • Take a tour — explore different cheeses from around the world
  • Examine the process of cheesemaking — review the key ingredients in cheese and how they come together
  • Explore the history of cheese — find out how cheese was accidentally created over 12,000 years ago
  • Discover the types of cheeses available — note the difference between fresh, surface-ripened, washed-rind, natural-rind, and blue cheeses
  • Delve into cheesy combinations — create an impressive cheese plate with the right accompaniments
  • Learn to accessorize — explore different cheese boards, knives, and other accessories for your needs
  • Find the right temperature — learn about the best serving temperature and storage methods for your favorite cheeses
  • Get hands-on experience — discover how you can make your own cheese at home

Open the book and find:

  • The benefits of daily dairy consumption
  • Different cheese styles and rind types
  • Questions to ask your cheesemonger
  • How to select the best quality cheeses
  • Recipes that make cheese the life of the party
  • Details on domestic and imported cheeses
  • How to pair cheese with wine, beer, and other beverages
  • Online cheese resources
  • Photos of different styles and varieties of cheese

Learn to:

  • Appreciate cheeses from around the world
  • Pair cheese with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Prepare delicious recipes featuring cheese
  • Make your own cheese

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118099391
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
495,215
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

culture magazine (www.culturecheesemag.com) covers everything to do with cheese, including travel, pairings, recipes, and DIY cheese.

Laurel Miller is a food and travel writer based in the Western U.S., contributing editor at culture, and culinary educator and owner of The Sustainable Kitchen.

Thalassa Skinner is co-founder of culture and a cheesemonger in Napa Valley, CA, where she is passionately involved with the local cheese, food, wine, and beer scene.

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