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Laura Werlins Cheese Essentials: An Insider's Guide to Buying and Serving Cheese (with 50 Recipes)
     

Laura Werlins Cheese Essentials: An Insider's Guide to Buying and Serving Cheese (with 50 Recipes)

by Laura Werlin
 

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ISBN-10: 1584796278

ISBN-13: 2901584796274

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: ABRAMS

Whether shopping at gourmet markets or at Costco, American consumers are seeing a growing, even dizzying, array of new cheeses. But as the number of cheeses has grown, so has the intimidation factor. Recognizing this disconnect between our voracious appetite for cheese and our often-sketchy knowledge of it, acclaimed cheese expert Laura Werlin decided it was high time

Overview

Whether shopping at gourmet markets or at Costco, American consumers are seeing a growing, even dizzying, array of new cheeses. But as the number of cheeses has grown, so has the intimidation factor. Recognizing this disconnect between our voracious appetite for cheese and our often-sketchy knowledge of it, acclaimed cheese expert Laura Werlin decided it was high time to demystify the cheese-buying experience. Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials--a comprehensive introduction in a convenient guidebook format--is the extremely useful result.

Werlin's book begins at the same place the flummoxed shopper does--the cheese counter. After mapping out the basics for navigating this daunting environment, Werlin acquaints you with the cheese fundamentals: the different kinds of milk used, information on rinds and mold, and tips on cooking with cheese, as well as a few words on Werlin's passion--the American artisanal cheese movement. The heart of the book consists of individual chapters on the eight styles of cheese: fresh, semi-soft, soft-ripened, surface-ripened, semi-hard, hard, blue, and washed-rind. Following Werlin's guidance, you'll soon be able to identify a cheese by how it looks--and have a good idea of what that cheese will taste like before you even take a bite.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901584796274
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     5
Introduction     8
Getting to Know Cheese     12
The Eight Styles of Cheese
Fresh Cheeses     40
Semi-Soft Cheeses     72
Soft-Ripened Cheeses     88
Surface-Ripened Cheeses     112
Semi-Hard Cheeses     132
Hard Cheeses     160
Blue Cheeses     182
Washed-Rind Cheeses     206
Entertaining with Cheese     232
Appendix     245
Cheese List     246
Cheese Glossary     249
Cheese Information Resources     255
Small Cheese Shops     256
Metric Conversion Chart     266
Recipe Index     267
Index     268

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