Packed with information and inspiration, this cookbook takes an authoritative look at cheese, acting as both a comprehensive cookbook as well as a helpful primer on the subject. From key types of cheeses and main regions, to tips on pairing cheese with wine and beer and creating the perfect cheese plate for any occasion, to enticing cheese-centric recipes, organized by course, this is the ultimate resource for any cheese lover who is looking for great ways to showcase this favorite food through delicious dishes. With an engaging personal narrative and gorgeous lifestyle photographs, this is an indispensable guide for anyone who is looking for ideas for serving and cooking with cheese.
Organized by course, this book includes more than 100 luscious recipes for sweet and savory dishes that showcase cheese. Classic favorites are here, from mac and cheese and fondue to enchiladas and burgers. You’ll also discover contemporary dishes like fried pecorino with stonefruit salsa, roast chicken stuffed with Gruyere, over-roasted endive with Saint-Marcellin, and tangy plum tart spiked with ginger and chevre. In addition, you’ll find helpful tips on pairing cheese with wine or beer, putting together a perfect cheese plate, and a comprehensive guide to cheeses from around the globe as well as artisanal varieties in North America. Celebrated author and cheese aficionado Georgeanne Brennan’s wonderful narrative runs throughout the book, bringing the recipes and cook’s lifestyle to life.
Georgeanne Brennan is an acclaimed food writer who also runs a vacation cooking school in a medieval village in Haute Provence, France. Her many cookbooks include the award-winning Food and Flavors of Haute Provence and Aperitif, as well as Savoring France in the Williams-Sonoma Savoring series. Georgeanne writes features for the San Francisco Chronicle's food section and is a regular contributor to Fine Cooking and Bon Appétit. She lives with her husband on their small farm in Northern California. They have four children.