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The Cheese Wheel

Written by

Emma Young


17 August 2023

Who’s the author? Emma Young is a cheese specialist and consultant based in the UK. She has worked in the cheese industry since 2009 and her global travels have led her to visiting and working with producers from countries including Lebanon, France, Spain, and Italy. She teaches at the Guild of Fine Food and the Academy of Cheese, and has served as an international cheese judge for numerous competitions including the World Cheese Awards and International Cheese Awards.

What’s it about? Do you know your Brie from your Beaufort, or your Reblochon from your Roquefort? Whatever your level of cheese expertise, this book is for you. With her experience as a cheesemonger, cheese maker, and cheese awards judge, Emma Young brings her comprehensive knowledge to the page in this innovative guide. Like any food and drink specialism, cheese can be daunting, with many of us feeling out of our comfort zone when we venture into a cheese shop. With over 110 cheeses covered and organised into six categories (Fresh, Bloomy Rind, Washed Rind, Semi-Hard, Hard, and Blue), this book will help you discover new cheeses from around the world, hone your cheese-tasting skills, find the perfect drink to pair with your cheese, and design your own cheeseboard. So, whether you consider yourself a cheese connoisseur or are simply curious about the huge variety of cheeses available to you, this book is a must-read. Written with clarity and passion, The Cheese Wheel is essential for anyone who loves cheese.

Perfect for: Foodies and cheese fans, from newcomers to experts, who want to learn the essential rules for enjoying, selecting, tasting, serving, and pairing cheeses. It will appeal to readers of Emma’s blog, The Cheese Explorer, as well as fans of books like Niki Segnit’s The Flavour Thesaurus.

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