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This is one cheese guide you’re not going to want to pass up. Serve it up like a pro at your next wine tasting, these are our top 50 books about cheese that will teach you everything you need to know! Tired of the old cheddar and club cracker spreads? These books will have you strutting the cheese section at your local grocery store like a real cheese monger.
Check out These Books about Cheese That will Teach you Everything you Need to Know
Having trouble expanding your cheesey horizons? Check out our selection of books that range from cheesemaking, pairing, tasting and background. These will give you the knowledge to make an instagram worthy spread that will get the whole neighborhood talking. Once you’re ready, check out some of these tips from culinary school that totally changed my perspective!
101 Recipes for Making Cheese Everything you Need to Know
Everything you need to know about different cheese varieties, and 101 different recipes for creating your own! Get crafty, pick up a copy to learn the basics of cheesemaking.
American Farmstead Cheese: The Complete Guide to Making and Selling Artisan Cheese
Like the farmers do, whip up some classic American farmhouse recipes using some basic ingredients and lots of down home charm. This guide is perfect for learning how to make artisan cheese.
Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook
This cookbook is a cheese lovers dream. It would make a great gift for just about any cheese fanatic, but it also serves as a great kitchen guide to cheese recipes that you can serve at your next wine and cheese party.
The Cheese Plate
Learning about the subtle aspects of some of your favorite cheese, and maybe picking up some new tastes along the way. McCalman and Gibbons dive deep into the wide variety of fine, artisan cheeses for you to try at your next get together.
The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook
Wine drinking isn’t all about small-plate charcuterie and fancy crackers with seasoning. It’s a lifestyle that encompases just about any dish you can think of. Put together some unforgettable gourmet grilled cheese with your next bottle of wine!
Steven Jenkins takes readers on a passionate and informative basics to cheese. This guide answers questions like, how do I store cheese? How do I serve cheese? And which cheese should I try when I travel? A great place to start!
Better Home and Gardens Cooking With Cheese
BH&G bring it home with their 1968 vintage copy of cooking with cheese. This cookbook brings the uninitiated into the world of fancy fromage preparation, serving and entertaining.
This Cheese is nuts!
Everyone is welcome in the world of wine, and while not all bottles are necessarily vegan-friendly, they’re just as welcome as any guest as far as i’m concerned. This guide gives recipes, dishes and desserts for your vegan friends and family. This is a great choice for hosting wine and cheese with your vegan friends.
Artisan Cheese Making at Home
This guide totes itself for its techniques and recipes for mastering world-class cheese. Cheese as crossed borders and cultures to become a ubiquitous love that many people around the world now share. This book is a great way to learn how to make artisan cheese.
Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing, and Enjoying
This tour of 70 cheese is a delicious journey into the world of pairing. Use this as a good starting point for pairing your favorite wines and cheese to really impress your friends at your next wine and cheese party.
Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge
Witty and fun, Gordon Edgars story is one of a love for cheese and a passion for the process. Learn about the techniques, styles and recommendations that will give you the edge at you next wine and cheese party.
Red, White and Bleu
World class advice through interviews with cheese experts. A great guide for wine and cheese enthusiasts and an invaluable resource for planning your next charioteer party!
Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking: The Ultimate Guide for Home-Scale and Market Producers
This book explains how and why cheese are aged, and a lot of the process involved in the artisan cheesemaking process. For the amatuer cheesemakers to the formage entusiasts, this one is a must have.
A Cheesy Affair: Mastering the Art of Cheese & Wine Pairing
Cheese and wine are like peas in a pod. There’s hardly a better combination imaginable, and this books breaks down the fine art of cheese and wine pairing. Grab a copy to really get the edge on your fellow wine and cheese aficionados.
The Oxford Companion to Cheese
The real basics, this Oxford companion to cheese breaks down your favorite varieties to their roots. The rich history behind one of the most highly coveted foods out there, this is one great resource for cheese fanatics. Learn the cheese-maker’s way, pick up a copy for yourself!
World Cheese Book
750 Cheese in one book, this is the mother of all cheese compendiums. Dig into cheese varieties you’ve never even heard of, you might just find that winner of a spread centerpiece. Expect to see lots of helpful pairings in this all in one guide.
One Hour Cheese
A great DIY guide for the amatuer home kitchen chefs, dazzle your friends with your very own homemade cheeses! Create the perfect spread with homestyle ingredients, and show off your newly found cheese knowledge!
The Cheese Cookbook
This 1950’s vintage doesn’t just make a good cookbook, but also a great mantlepiece for your wine den! Dig into this classic assortment of home economic goodness. Party like it’s the 50’s with this retro-tastic cheese compendium.
Dip Into Something Different: A Collection of Recipes from our Fondue pot to Yours
Fondue will rise again! Bring back the golden times with this awesome collection of fondue favorites. Explore these retro inspired home made cheese dips to spark some new life into an old favorite.
The Cheese Bible
Teubner’s Cheese Bibile is a definitive sourcebook into all things cheese. Featuring an all encompassing glossary and chapters of endless cheese info, help bring some knowledge to your cheese spreads.
Cheese (An Italian Pantry)
This hardcover is a must have coffee table cheese guide for the budding sommelier. A part of a four piece series, this covers just one aspect of what makes italian cuisine so unique. Look no further for italian inspired cheeses to really bring some life into your wine and cheese parties!
Cheese Balls: 40 Celebratory and Cheese-licious Recipes
We can’t talk recipes without digging into a luscious cheese ball. These little flavor explosions are a real blast from the past that you can still find on the refrigerated grocery shelves. These mainstays are a highly dippable compliment to your wine and cheese spreads and should not be overlooked!
The Cheese Book
Vivienne Marquis and Patricia Haskell are coming straight outta 1960 with a loving spectacular about our favorite wine accompaniment. From country cheeses to long lost delicacies, this one has them all!
Cheese: a Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best
This cheese guide is the creme de la creme of top shelf info. Featuring some knowledge from a top US cheese aficionado, you can find yourself with one of the most comprehensive guides to upper-shelf cheese.
Italian Cheese: A Guide to its Discovery and Appreciation, 293 Traditional Types.
Italians do it best. When it comes to cheese, cured meats and a nice glass of wine you should look to the pros to do it right. Slow food is a different way of appreciating some of our succulent favorites with a nice bottle and some dear friends. Give this one a try!
The Cheese Cookbook
Published by The Culinary Arts Institute, this leading authority on cheese recipes comes from decades past, and can give us some really eclectic and fun recipes to try out! Give these ones a spin, and let your dinner guests experience something from days gone.
Tasting Wine and Cheese: An Insider’s Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing
Learn like the pros and be sure to pay close attention to your wine and cheese combinations. Wow your guests with these pairings created by some of the world’s foremost insiders. From the minds of the Boston Wine School, and the Formaggio Kitchen, this is a must have.
The Art of the Cheese Plate
And an art it is, pairing is a time honored tradition that brings the most out of your highly revered ingredients. Placing the right wine, cheese and meats out can make or break your wine and cheese parties. Take it from the experts, this fool proof guide to pairings is something to seriously consider.
Not Your Mother’s Fondue
Harron takes fondue straight out of the past and puts fondue back on the table where it belongs. Bringing people together, and don’t forget the wine. Fondue goes great with any occasion, and it’s sure to get your guests clamoring.
Organic Cheese Making: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
If you’re not one for big dairy, try out some of theses recipes to really put a personalized touch on your next cheese spread. This introduction to cheesemaking comes from the organic perspective and can really help you create something special.
The Mac + Cheese Cookbook
Cheese is more than just slices. Break into your new obsession with this mac and cheese cookbook that will really light up your life and really get people talking! Wine goes with anything, and we know that better than anyone. Pick up this guide for something truly special.
Fromages: An Expert’s Guide to French Cheese
30 years of knowledge in one compendium. This book gives you the low down on selecting, storing and bringing French cheese straight to the table. Cheese is a cornerstone of French cuisine and will grace your cheeseboard with a wide variety of tastes to experience.
The Cheese Board Collective Works
This book chronicles the collective favorites from the famous restaurant, The Cheese Board. Bring the warmth of some truly spectacular cheese recipes to your table with this cheese shop’s most inspired recipes and of course, their story.
Artisan Cheese Making at Home: Techniques & Recipes
Bring cheese home, and we don’t mean from the store. Make something magical in your kitchen with this all in one artisan cheese making guide. These recipes will help you successfully emulate world class recipes to really bring the flavor home.
The Cheese Lovers Cookbook
Count up all of your favorite fromages and get ready to put them to use in the kitchen. 90 recipes for any occasion, featuring the cheeses you love. Give these a spin and let us know how they went!
The World Cheese Book
This hardcover behemoth of 750 of the world’s greatest selection is a great place to start. Dive into some amazing gems, sorted by country and region this guide is a must have for any aspiring entertainer, and amateur sommoliers alike!
Artisan Vegan Cheese
Brought to you by vegan expert Miyoko Schinner, these homemade vegan cheeses are a great way to treat yourself or your vegan friends! If you’re looking to make sure they’re still a part of your wine and cheese shindigs, give this one a peek!
1923’s The Complete Cheese Cookbook
Kraft cheeses very own blast from the past. This awesome retro cooking guide for cheese lovers is a great addition to your cheese book collection. Look no further for something truly unique and eclectic. It even features recipes from their vintage commercials.
The Art of Natural Cheesemaking
Bring cheesemaking back down to its basics with this rustic and down home guide to cheesemaking. The natural art of cheesemaking involves more natural ingredients and a simpler process. Easy to follow, and even easier to enjoy this one is not to be missed!
The All American Cheese and Wine Book
If you’re looking for something a little closer to home look no further! This All American guide covers cheese from sea to shining sea, and brings them right to your plate. These cheese dishes are specially designed with the wine lover in mind.
Composing The Cheese Plate
This companion is an excellent way to break into a self guided cheese course. Touting itself as inventive and informative, this guide book will bring it right down to the science of pairings some great wines with some delicious cheeses.
Cheese Beer Wine Cider: A Field Guide to 75 Perfect Pairings
This book tracks 75 Perfect Pairings for pairing beer, wine and cider. Let’s face it, not everyone’s a wine person and that’s where this handy guide comes in. This bar owner’s must have guide to pairings will help even your not so wine loving dinner guests join the party.
The Art of the Cheese Plate
Unexpected pairings and even more magical recipes for some really awe inspiring cheese plates. Expert insight brings together some of the most trusted knowledge in the world of fromage all in this one small package. Featuring gorgeous photographs as well.
Cheese and Many ways to Serve it
This vintage cookbook is a really nice companion to your (we’re sure) already fabulous spreads. Pluck some golden oldies out of this retro find and really set your wine and cheese a part from your friends.
Homemade Cheese Making Recipes
This simple and succulent gourmet cheese making guide takes the confusion out of fromage. Keep it classy and create some stunning dips, sauces and cheeses that you can serve alongside your favorite wine.
Grilled Cheese Kitchen: Bread + Cheese + Everything in Between
This grilled cheese champion brings us some world-class, award winning grilled cheese recipes to really knock your socks off. Grab a nice glass of wine, and flip through some really inspiring grilled cheeses.
Mastering Cheese: Lessons for Connoisseurship from a Maitre Fromager
This is one for the history books. This is for the aspiring cheesemonger, in all of their glory. Spread your love of cheese to all those around you with this gorgeous and informational cheese guide.
Great Party Fondues
Savory, delicious and cheesy to boot. These fondue recipes will bring your party to the next level. Master the art of entertaining and give your guests something to clamour about. Break out the fondue pot and get ready to be inspired.
Mastering Basic Cheesemaking
This book proposes the fun side of cheesemaking. Learning the basics, to really elevate your culinary dreams and make them a reality. Become a master entertainer, and spread the joy of cheese spreads, desserts and cheesemaking.
The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheese You’ll Love
Discovery is a huge part of the wine lover’s journey. Finding new tastes and exploring new varieties of grapes, cheeses, meats and just about everything under the stars. Dive into the cheesy world and discover this gateway to great cheeses.
We hope you’ve found your next new favorite out of this behemoth of a book recommendation. Each page has something new to learn, and delicious to taste. Which ones caught your eye? Let us know!
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