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5 Books Every Cheese Connoisseur Needs to Read

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 A glass of nice wine paired with some delicious gourmet cheese—it's a great way to spend an evening.

Add a great book and you've got a perfect night!

So if you're looking for some great reads, and want to learn something along the way, we've got a list of some of our favourites.

Whether you’re a cheese lover, an aspiring cheese expert, or a cheese connoisseur check out these 5 books that are both fun reads, and will seriously improve your gourmet skills!

Cheese for Dummies

 

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Cheese for Dummies—it's that simple.

This book is an excellent option for aspiring cheese connoisseurs.

Some books can make the world of cheese seem intimidating and confusing. Without a basic knowledge of the terms, types, countries, milk types, etc., a more advanced read can provide a seriously cheesy challenge.

So, start off from the beginning. This book is full of all the tips and tricks you need to take a bite into cheese—from buying tips, recipes, and even guides to making your very own fromage.

Mastering Cheese: Lessons for Connoisseur from a Maître Fromage

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With a title like that, how can you go wrong?

This book is perfect for anyone who wants to become a true cheese connoisseur. The author of the book, Max McCalman, has written a plethora of books on the matter. So, he’s much more than a self-proclaimed expert.

Max McCalman is also a part of the cheese program at popular fromage restaurants in New York, hence the title “From a Maître Fromage”

Needless to say, there’s no better place to get some cheesy lessons. So, pour a glass of wine, and within a few chapters, you’ll learn all the ins and outs to tasting and serving cheese.

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

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If you want to become a true cheese connoisseur, you'll need to know your wine. 

So, take a bite, pour a glass, and sip your way to pairing perfection with this book.

The Wine Folly book comes from an award-winning wine blogger, and throughout these delicious chapters, you’ll learn how to pair wine perfectly with all the cheeses of the world.

You’ll also learn what you need to know to impress your guests at your next wine tasting party.

With this book, you'll be well on your way to becoming a serious pairing pro!

The World Cheese Book

 

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The world of cheese is a vast one. There are hundreds of different flavours, ages, aromas, textures, and colours. Not to mention all the different countries and animals that cheese comes from.

Fortunately, the "World Cheese Book" has you covered!

This is the ultimate guide that allows you to travel the world of cheese, while also teaching you everything there is to know about each variety.

So, if you’ve ever wondered what a certain cheese looks like, tastes like, where it comes from, or how to pair it, it’s time to start flipping through these pages.

This book will teach you the true depths of each variety.

Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Western Civilization

 

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If there’s one thing cheese has, it’s a deep history and culture. This book is unlike all the rest, which is why it landed on this list.

The author sends you on a blast to the past, covering 9000 years of delectable cheese history.

As any cheese connoisseur knows, cheese isn’t just a dairy product. It’s a party-pleaser, an art form, a perfect companion to a delicious glass of wine, and so much more.

With these five books, you’ll become the ultimate cheese connoisseur, and an even better party host! So, grab your cheese sampler plate and a bottle of wine.

You have some reading to do!


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