A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles

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Profile Books, Oct 31, 2019 - Cooking
Every cheese tells a story, whether it's a fresh young goat's cheese or a big beefy eighteen-month-old cheddar. The flavour speaks to you about the place it was made, the season of its making and the craft of its maker. And each style of cheese reflects the culture of the people who first made it, and their place in history. This book tells the story of the British Isles, their people and their cheeses, from prehistoric Celts to postmodern foodies, and explains how key moments and major currents in our history are embodied within our food. You will also learn how to find the best cheeses today, discover how they are made and meet 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.
 

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About the author (2019)

Ned Palmer is a philosopher, jazz musician and cheese historian. He spent seven years at Neal's Yard Dairy before setting up the Cheese Tasting Company. He now works with Laithwaites, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the British Epicurean Society and various London craft brewers to bring audiences delicious surprises and matches, alongside eccentric, eclectic and esoteric stories of the makers of great British cheese, both ancient and modern.

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