This Cheesemongers History Book is by freelance cheesemonger Ned Palmer. Palmer explains how key moments and major currents in our history are embodied within our food. He also explores how to find the best cheeses today and meets the eccentric cast of characters who make them.
You’ll discover what to drink with them and how to relish the history and flavour of every bite. It’s a cheesemonger’s odyssey, a celebration of history, tradition and innovation guaranteed to leave you hungry for more.
Here’s an extract:
“Working as a cheesemonger, you get to hear the Monty Python cheese sketch a lot. You know the one: John Cleese attempts to buy cheese and reels off a list of fourty-three varieties, only to be cheerfully rebuffed on each request by Michael Palin as Mr Wensleydale the cheesemonger (I’m afraid we’re fresh out of Red Leicester, sir’). People often feel moved to perform a bit of it when they enter a cheese shop. Fair enough – some of t hem do it quite well, and i’m happy to wait. But the curious thing is that, when the sketch was first performed in 1972, it wasn’t far off the mark.”
Title: A Cheesemonger’s History of The British Isles
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 582 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 35 mm
In our cheese book shop we also have The Wallace & Gromit Little Book of Cheese, Alex James’ All Cheeses Great and Small and Milk Made. This great collection of books are not only about the most important subject in the world (cheese!) but about how cheese can be used in cooking and other food contexts. This Cheesemongers History Book is the ideal gift for any cheese lover.
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