Whether shopping at gourmet markets or at Costco, American consumers are seeing a growing array of new cheeses. But as the number of cheeses has grown, so has the intimidation factor. Recognizing this disconnect between our voracious appetite for cheese and our often-sketchy knowledge of it, cheese expert Laura Werlin set out to demystify the cheese-buying experience. Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials--a comprehensive introduction in a convenient guidebook format--is the extremely useful result.
Laura Werlin is a James Beard and IACP Award-winning cookbook author, whose previous books include The New American Cheese (2000), The All American Cheese and Wine Book (2003), and Great Grilled Cheese (2004). Werlin's articles on food have appeared in Food & Wine, Fine Cooking, Saveur, Cooking Light, and Country Living, and she has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows across the country.
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