The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cheeses of the World

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Any way you cut it, cheese has global appeal.

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

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About the author

Steve Ehlers is the owner of Larryas Brown Deer Market in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which boasts one of the best cheese selections in the country. He is a frequent judge of international and national cheese contests, a member of the American Cheese Society, and is on the board of directors of the Dairy Business Innovation Center. He also teaches many workshops on cheese around the country.
Jeanette Hurt is an author with more than 16 years of professional writing experience, specializing in travel, wine, and food.

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Penguin
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Published on
Apr 1, 2008
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781440636189
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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