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Easily accessible information in guidebook formatIncludes 50 recipes, for appetizers to desserts, highlighting each of the 8 styles of cheeseFeatures a chapter on entertaining with cheese Whether shopping at gourmet markets or at Costco, American consumers are seeing a growing, even dizzying, array of new cheeses. But as the number of cheeses has grown, so has the intimidaEasily accessible information in guidebook formatIncludes 50 recipes, for appetizers to desserts, highlighting each of the 8 styles of cheeseFeatures a chapter on entertaining with cheese Whether shopping at gourmet markets or at Costco, American consumers are seeing a growing, even dizzying, array of new cheeses. But as the number of cheeses has grown, so has the intimidation factor. Recognizing this disconnect between our voracious appetite for cheese and our often-sketchy knowledge of it, acclaimed cheese expert Laura Werlin decided it was high time to demystify the cheese-buying experience. "Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials"a comprehensive introduction in a convenient guidebook format is the extremely useful result. Werlin's book begins at the same place the flummoxed shopper does: the cheese counter. After mapping out the basics for navigating this daunting environment, Werlin acquaints you with the cheese fundamentals: the different kinds of milk used, information on rinds and mold, and tips on cooking with cheese, as well as a few words on Werlin's passion: the American artisanal cheese movement. The heart of the book consists of individual chapters on the eight styles of cheese: fresh, semi-soft, soft-ripened, surface-ripened, semi-hard, hard, blue, and washed-rind. Following Werlin's guidance, you'll soon be able to identify a cheese by how it looks and have a good idea of what that cheese will taste like before you even take a bite....

Title : Laura Werlins Cheese Essentials: An Insider's Guide to Buying and Serving Cheese (with 50 Recipes)
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ISBN : 9781584796275
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Laura Werlins Cheese Essentials: An Insider's Guide to Buying and Serving Cheese (with 50 Recipes) Reviews

  • Deane Barker
    2019-03-23 05:24

    This book was okay as a celebration of cheese, but I'm not sure of it's practical value.It did drive home the different types of cheese to me -- she profiles eight types, from washed-rind to semi-soft to blue, and she presents all sorts of information to characterize them. But like any book about food, she spends a lot of time trying to characterize flavors in writing, and it just doesn't quite work.Additionally, she spends quite a bit of time on different brands of cheese, the sheer number of which you're not likely to remember. Finally, it's really a cookbook at heart, so there are a lot of recipes and reading them doesn't help much.In short, this is a reference book. It belongs in your kitchen, alongside your other cookbooks. This is not a book to be read for pleasure. It's a tool, more than anything. Take it to the grocery store, keep it handy when cooking, etc.

  • Shelley
    2019-03-13 03:20

    For those looking for a "dumbed" down cheese book this is for you. A great step by step sort of instrution book to teach you how to learn about cheeses. Has a great many cheese discriptions and recipes as well. Ever wonder how to decide how to choose a single cheese from a shop filled with 300 or more cheeses? This make the whole experience fun and wayyyy less intimidating for anyone.Also, the pretension that usually goes hand in hand with a typical cheese book is gone, gone, gone for this one.

  • Charise D.
    2019-03-26 07:31

    If you're looking for a really good primer on cheese, this book will teach you what you need to know to find your way around a cheese counter. Laura Werlin divvies cheeses up into eight basic styles, and even though these styles are her personal invention (as opposed to an official classification method) they will get you up to speed so that you can feel confident as you step out of your comfort zone. I think even more experienced cheese lovers could benefit from Laura Werlin's classification style, as it would aid in discussing cheese and identifying your own personal tastes.

  • Stephanie
    2019-02-25 03:25

    More of a skimming book, but LOTS of good info (and pics, yum). And funny enough, as I'm reading, I'm discovering, HEY! I did that (in cheese class last week), or HEY! That's what cheese class guy was talking about :) It even has tasks! It's like the Cheese Artist's Way (see my glowing review for that har har)... I'M DONE NOW: A good easy read, lots of good info on cheese in an easy to understand and easy to remember kinda way.

  • Janel C.
    2019-03-03 04:40

    Daunted in the cheese section? I learned so much reading this book! I already knew which basic cheeses I liked and which I didn't, but Werlin's accessible definitions, descriptions, and groupings made shopping for cheeses so much easier. Definitely recommend.

  • Jen
    2019-03-16 03:22

    Very good primer to help people navigate their preferences for taste. Good mixture of both domestic and imported options. Great food photography. I also like the integration of the recipes in each section instead of having everything lumped at the end.

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-25 00:24

    Great recipes, great information. Actual useful information at that. Accessible and enjoyable writing.

  • Lynne
    2019-03-14 07:41

    I liked the "take-home" test sections of this book. I want to get some friends together and set up a few of these comparisons!

  • Mariah Christensen
    2019-03-02 06:38

    Read June 2008Read again February 2014

  • Monya
    2019-03-01 01:43

    an educational lesson in cheese that is enjoyable and fun. she gives great tasting advice that i'm excited to try.

  • Nathan
    2019-03-11 02:43

    I like cheese.

  • Catherine Woodman
    2019-03-17 06:32

    This is a book written by someone well known in the world of farmstead American cheeses

  • Tama
    2019-02-24 23:43

    Great info about my all too beloved friend, CHEESE.. Really well done book that covers lots of ground and leaves you ready to go forth and explore (its) deliciousness! Bon appetit'...

  • Karen leon
    2019-03-02 23:44

    cheese is gnarly

  • Shannon
    2019-03-26 01:18

    Because I love cheese. My dream is to eat cheese all day and not care at all how fat it makes me. Then I would add chocolate, and my life would be complete.

  • AndreaZ
    2019-03-15 23:33

    This book made me want to have lots of cheese-tasting parties. She includes a few recipes for each type of cheese, and has great guides to create your own tastings replete with wine pairings.