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5 Books Every Cheese Connoisseur Needs to Read

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You may think that there’s nothing better than a glass of wine and a perfect pairing of cheese. After all, very few things come close to such a delicious and relaxing euphoria. However, there is something that is better, and it’s a glass of wine, a plate of cheese and a good read. Whether you’re a cheese lover, an aspiring cheese expert, a self-proclaimed cheese connoisseur or someone simply looking for a scrumptious read, here are five cheese books that will entice way more than just your mind.



Cheese for Dummies

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Cheese for dummies; it's that simple. This book about cheese is an excellent option for newbies aspiring to become cheese connoisseurs. Picking up just any book can make the world of cheese seem intimidating and confusing. With all the fancy terms, you may have no idea where to start and the wrong read can provide a seriously cheesy challenge. So, start off with the basics. 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, can you really 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 subject 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 the ins and outs to tasting and serving cheese.



Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

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If you want to be a cheese connoisseur, you have to know your wine. After all, it’s one of the best things to pair with your cheese sampler plate. 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 if you want to learn the best, you have to learn from the best. Throughout these delicious chapters, you’ll learn how to pair wine perfectly with all the cheeses of the world. You’ll also get all the wine knowledge you need to impress your guests at your next wine tasting party. And as you already know, in order to become the cheese connoisseur you want to be, you have to know your wine. The Wine Folly book gives you all the knowledge you need to become an expert.  


The World Cheese Book

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The world of cheese is a vast one. There are hundreds of different tastes, ages, aromas, textures and colours – and that’s not even getting started on the different countries and animals that cheese comes from. Fortunately, the World Cheese Book has you covered. It’s 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. You can also take your experience to a whole new and delicious realm by snacking on a cheese sampler plate with with this read. As you learn about a new cheese, take a bite. It's a taste of knowledge you simply can't go wrong with.  


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 whole lot of history and culture. This book is unlike all the rest, which is why its landed itself on this list of the top 5 books every cheese connoisseur needs to read.

The author sends you on a blast to the past, covering 9000 years of delectable cheese history. Explore the journey of cheese, and you may even find out that your very own ancestors were also cheese fanatics, thousands and thousands of years ago. They might have even been cheese makers. You just won’t know until you start flipping through these pages. So, take your taste buds on trip to the past with amazing book.  


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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