From just-emerging, small-scale cheeses to those that have earned international recognition, the spotlight is on the vibrant hues, bold aromas, and surprising yet palate-pleasing flavors that make these cheeses so unique. Rich with information, this accessible guide examines the key factors that influence the distinctive character of every cheese, and includes beverage pairing ideas, serving suggestions, and fascinating features on cheesemaking and individual producers.
Whether at the market, your local cheese shop, or while traveling, this is the ultimate reference for selecting, identifying, and savoring the cheeses of California, Oregon, and Washington.
“This essential new reference for cheese enthusiasts fills a big gap in my library.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Delves into the study of cheese in a unique, compelling way.” —Oregon Wine Press
About the Author
Sasha Davies is a cheesemonger in Portland, Oregon, and serves on the board of the American Cheese Society. Davies started her cheese career in New York City as an apprentice affineur in the cheese caves of Artisanal Premium Cheese, going on to manage the caves at the venerable Murray’s Cheese and work as a resident cheese expert for Marlow & Sons. Her interest in cheese led her to embark on a four-month tour of forty American artisan cheesemakers, a project chronicled at cheesebyhand.com. Davies has taught classes at the French Culinary Institute and the Cheese School of San Francisco. Her food writing has appeared on thestrongbuzz.com, in the Diner Journal, and in the cheese-focused magazine Culture.
honest, efficient, excellent…would recommend
I expected a reference book on West Coast Cheeses and got a whole lot more. Not only did the author lay out the basics in a thorough yet engaging manner, she managed to get me to read through the descriptions as if I was reading a novel. And the descriptions of the creameries made me want to hop in the car and go taste the cheeses in their “native environment”. Kudos!
- Title: The Guide to West Coast Cheese: More than 300 Cheeses Handcrafted in California, Oregon, and Washington
- Autor: Sasha Davies
- Publisher (Publication Date): Timber Press (August 3, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1604690909
- ISBN-13: | 978-1604690903
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