West Country Cheesemakers: From Cheddar To Mozzrella

West Country Cheesemakers: From Cheddar To Mozzrella

by Michael Raffael


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841585079
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Raffael is an acclaimed freelance food and travel writer. Educated at London University and the Ecole Nationale de Langues Orientales Vivantes in Paris, he has also worked as a chef and judged many national food writing competitions. He has amassed a number of awards, including Glenfiddich Food Writer of the Year, Visit USA Travel Writer of the Year, World Gourmand Cookbook Award, and Restaurateurs Association Food Writer of the Year. As part of his work he has been involved in the judging process of national cheese competitions.

Table of Contents

Author's Acknowledgements     1
Introduction     2
Tasting Cheese     17
The cheesemakers
The Cheese's Champion     20
Pineapples and Pyramids     32
Cotswolds Model Dairy     40
Mary Holbrook's Sleight-of-Hand     50
Going Soft, Going Hard     60
James Montgomery's Legendary Cheddar     68
Somerset's Welsh Cheese     84
Where the Buffalo Roam     96
Fresh from the Rose Garden     102
Vinny     108
In the Giant's Shadow     116
The Road to Cranborne Chase     126
Thinking Inwardleigh     134
Roquefort? But not as we know it     142
The Sharpham Syndrome     150
Nettle Cheese     160
Getting off One's Tuffet     164
Blissful Buffalo     170
The gazetteer     176
Glossary     205
Index     211

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