Cheese is one of the most varied and flavorful foods in the world. Its unique appeal lies in its range of textures, aromas, flavors, means of production, and milk sources. With this guide, readers will discover everything they need to know about European and American cheeses, including the growth of artisan cheeses, how to shop for cheese, combining cheese with food and drink, cooking cheese, and making cheese.
* Over the past two decades, the quality, availability and popularity of artisan cheeses has grown
* Cheese consumption has increased from 11.3 to 31.2 pounds per person over the last 30 years
* 1?3 of the supermarkets offer full-service cheese counters with up to 300 varieties