A Cheesemonger’s Compendium of British & Irish Cheese
Ned Palmer, Claire Littlejohn
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.
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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