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It's Not You, It's Brie: Unwrapping America's Unique Culture of Cheese
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It's Not You, It's Brie: Unwrapping America's Unique Culture of Cheese

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by Kirstin Jackson
 

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There’s more to American cheese than tangerine orange or white bricks.

In It’s Not You, It’s Brie, cheese expert Kirstin Jackson tells the whole cheese story. Through fifty American cheese profiles, she takes us “backstage” into underground caves, into funky scents and traditions that link today’s cheese

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There’s more to American cheese than tangerine orange or white bricks.

In It’s Not You, It’s Brie, cheese expert Kirstin Jackson tells the whole cheese story. Through fifty American cheese profiles, she takes us “backstage” into underground caves, into funky scents and traditions that link today’s cheese makers to American history. You’ll meet the people who dedicate their lives to artisan cheese—from those who run generations-old family farms to others who ditched their day job to start a dairy.

Jackson groups the cheeses into sixteen styles ranging from American Originals to Mixed Milk, explaining how each one’s unique flavors, appearance, and production practices have come to define its style. Featured cheeses include Queso Oaxaqueño, a Mexican-style cheese hand-stretched in California; Scholten Weybridge, a double-crème made in Vermont from the milk of a rare Dutch Belted cow; and River’s Edge Mayor of Nye Beach, a funky washed-rind goat’s milk that knocks its French rivals out of the water.

Beer, wine, and food pairing suggestions round out each profile, along with recipes that use every cheese style in refreshing new ways, from Gouda Almond Toffee to Landaff and Celery Root Beer Soup.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101612361
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Kirstin Jackson is a professionally trained cook, cheese program director, wine bar manager, and published food and wine author. Visit her website, ItsNotYouItsBrie.com.

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It's Not You, It's Brie: Unwrapping America's Unique Culture of Cheese 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I didn't buy the book at Barnes & Noble I did receive a copy as a gift in 2013. I have since given five out to friends. I found the information on how the cheeses are made and the cultural background very, very enlightening and refreshing. Cheese is a very basic food and should not be treated as a boring, stuffy subject. I love it!