• A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
  • A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
  • A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
  • A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
  • A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
  • A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
  • A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
  • A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles

A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles

Non-Fiction, Food & Drink, Food Writing, Home
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2020
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A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
Things you never knew you needed to know!
Haven't you always wanted to know what history would look like if you could only look at the ways it affected...cheese? No? Come on, be honest. You definit... READ MORE
Debi
A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
"An insightful & ultimately uplifting read; one that leaves a pleasant taste long after it’s finished!"
Palmer has done a great job of providing an alternate way for us to consume the history of our land. Whilst I wouldn’t consider myself an expert historian ... READ MORE
Dan Hu
A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
Quite possibly the best book I’ve ever read!
I never thought I would see the day that I’d be waxing lyrical about a book about cheese, let alone boldly stating that it may in fact be the best book tha... READ MORE
Dan S-J

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book of the Year Award 2020

Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards for 2019

Every cheese tells a story. Whether it's a fresh young goat's cheese or a big, beefy eighteen-month-old Cheddar, each variety holds the history of the people who first made it, from the builders of Stonehenge to medieval monks, from the Stilton-makers of the eighteenth-century to the factory cheesemakers of the Second World War.

Cheesemonger Ned Palmer takes us on a delicious journey across Britain and Ireland and through time to uncover the histories of beloved old favourites like Cheddar and Wensleydale and fresh innovations like the Irish Cashel Blue or the rambunctious Renegade Monk.

Along the way we learn the craft and culture of cheesemaking from the eccentric and engaging characters who have revived and reinvented farmhouse and artisan traditions. And we get to know the major cheese styles - the blues, washed rinds, semi-softs and, unique to the British Isles, the territorials - and discover how best to enjoy them, on a cheeseboard with a glass of Riesling, or as a Welsh rarebit alongside a pint of Pale Ale.

This is a cheesemonger's odyssey, a celebration of history, innovation and taste - and the book all cheese and history lovers will want to devour this Christmas.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781788161176
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 126 x 24 mm

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A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
A good history of British and Irish cheesemaking up to the present day
This book starts well, has a better middle but tails off at the end; in particular the last chapter. Did we really need to know that the author "caught the... READ MORE
eddyeldridge
A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
A cheesy history.
Good book, part history and part cookery. Enjoyed it.
Dave
A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
Cheese
Splendid book covering the vagaries of cheese production and development through history.
H J Davies
A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles
The title really grates!
I would dearly love to read this book but can’t buy into the notion of the outdated use of the British Isles. Smacks of colonialism and feeds the British d... READ MORE
James McMenamin