A full-colour, delicious guide to artisanal and farmhouse cheeses from the bestselling author of A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles.
A Cheesemonger's Compendium introduces 150 of the finest cheeses from across the British Isles. It is a perfect companion for all of us hooked by Ned Palmer's acclaimed Cheesemonger's History.
Each cheese on Palmer's cheeseboard is accompanied by a morsel of history or a dash of folklore, a description of its flavours, and an enticing illustration. Palmer peppers his book with stories of eccentric and colourful cheesemakers and celebrates both traditional farmhouse and modern artisanal cheeses - fresh, mould-ripened, washed-rind, blue and hard. He explains how to buy your cheese like a monger, how to cut and store it, and how best to match it with drinks. The guide is completed by a brilliantly illustrated gazetteer.
Ned Palmer worked as a jazz pianist and hospital porter before a shift at Borough Market led him into a life of mongering. Visiting farms for Neal's Yard Dairy, he had the idea for a Cheesemonger's History, the success of which has established him as Britain's favourite cheese fancier.
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