Cheese, Illustrated: Notes, Pairings, and Boards (Hardcover)
A true celebration of cheese, this illustrated book features 50 cheeses from around the world, along with interesting tidbits, tips for enjoying them, and ways to create unique cheese plates for any palate.
This delightful love letter to cheese is a delicious companion for any cheese lover and covers everything from favorite standbys (Brie, Cheddar, Gouda) to European delicacies (Manchego, Tallegio, and Tomme de Savoie). Each of the 50 cheeses is accompanied by a sophisticated illustration along with history, tasting notes, and pairing suggestions. Cheese, Illustrated also includes plenty of cheese plate suggestions from around the world, with helpful tips for creating delicious boards featuring a variety of cheese styles. Whether you're looking for a special cheese to savor, several options to share with friends, or just a new way to enjoy one of the world's most perfect foods, this book is just the thing – alongside a cheese knife, of course.
CHEESE IS FOREVER: A perennial favorite, cheese is both a comfort food and a way to try new things. It's a favorite snack, a staple for easy meals, a treat to enjoy just for yourself, or a bite to share with others. This book celebrates all kinds of cheeses, from the well-loved to the almost unknown, and offers plenty of delicious ways to enjoy them for years to come.
MAKES A STATEMENT: Whether it's displayed on a coffee table next to a candle and some comfy throws, propped up next to a cheese board shared with friends, or arranged with other cookbooks on a shelf, this beautifully illustrated book is just as fun to look at as it is to read.
EVERYONE LOVES CHEESE: There's a reason cheese is one of the most popular foods in the world, and this book embraces the timeless appeal that cheese offers to everyone, from the mac and cheese lover to the cultured blue cheese enthusiast. With 50 cheeses to learn about and enjoy, plus cheese boards and pairing suggestions to try and share, there's something here for every palate.
Perfect for: cheese lovers of all ages; people looking for a sweet hostess, birthday, or holiday gift for a cheese fanatic; fans of cook's illustrated-style food illustration
About the Author
Rory Stamp is an award-winning cheesemonger and all-around cheese enthusiast. He won the Cheesemonger Invitational in 2018, a national US competition, and went on to compete in the Meilleur Fromageur in France, an international cheesemonger competition, where he took home the title of North American Champion. Rory lives and works in Petaluma, California.
Holly Exley is an illustrator and watercolor enthusiast living in the Peak District, UK.