This guide to cheeses is packed full of information on selecting and tasting cheese from around the globe. Learn the basics of how to choose the perfect cheese, how best to serve and enjoy your selections, and how cheese is made. 500 Cheeses includes a tempting and wide-ranging collection of cheeses, arranged by type, from soft to hard. Each cheese has wine-matching and taste references describing the degree of maturity and flavor you can expect. Technical terms are explained and the appellation systems, which guarantee the quality of what you are buying, are demystified.