The author of bestselling former Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles returns with a mouthwatering selection of the 150 finest cheeses to savour in Britain and Ireland.
A Cheesemonger's Compendium introduces 150 of the finest cheeses from across the British Isles. It is a perfect companion for all of us hooked by Ned Palmer's acclaimed Cheesemonger's History. Each cheese on Palmer's cheeseboard is accompanied by a morsel of history or a dash of folklore, a description of its flavours, and an enticing illustration.
Palmer peppers his book with stories of eccentric and colourful cheesemakers and celebrates both traditional farmhouse and modern artisanal cheeses - fresh, mould-ripened, washed-rind, blue and hard. He explains how to buy your cheese like a monger, how to cut and store it, and how best to match it with drinks. The guide is completed by a brilliantly illustrated gazetteer.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 204 x 134 x 28 mm
'A delightful and informative romp ... a fine Christmas present, along with a wedge of Sparkenhoe Red Leicester' - Bee Wilson, Guardian
'His encounters with modern-day practitioners fizz with infectious delight' - John Walsh, Sunday Times
'A beautifully textured tour around the cheeseboard' - Simon Garfield
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