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Cheeses and Wines of England and France

Sale price $19.95 Regular price $10
SKU: B22
Cheeses and Wines of England and France

Cheeses and Wines of England and France

Sale price $19.95 Regular price $10
SKU: B22
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Originally published in 1972, we have re-published this wonderful book for your enjoyment. Mr Ehle was writing this book and learning about cheese at the as same Ricki Carroll, making them both pioneers of small scale cheese making in America.

Besides having a fabulous desire to learn more about the "Old Ways" and traditions, Ehle is a very good writer and presents this book in a style that has you traveling with him to visit the people in his travels. It is all about history, tradition, and the cheese making process. This book is not only informative for making cheese it is also an enjoyable read with all of the wonderful people and places in Ehle's journey.

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Author
John Ehle

Format
Paperback | 401 pages

Long Description

As the title states, he travels through the UK and France visiting the cheesemakers and winemakers as he tells their stories.

The truly helpful part is the way in which he converts these notes into a practical process and scales it down to reasonable amounts for the home or small artisan cheesemaker.

Ehle begins the book with a visit to a woman in the Mountains of North Carolina making her cheese on the stove top from an old English recipe. This is so much the right place to begin because of the tradition of process passed down over generations from the "Old World" to the "New World".

He then follows this up with several soft cheeses from France and England and then moving on into the Cheddar, Chesire, Blues, French Cantal, Gruyere, and finally the softer Camemebert/Brie.

The sections on Wine, Mead, etc are of equal interest and should not be missed. Of special interest to me was the process of trying to import his own wine from France.

A special chapter at the end on both Winemakers and Cheesemakers Notes includes the various "SideNotes" that he has collected along the way.

All said, this is a fabulous addition to the reading for cheesemakers. It is much more interesting reading than many of the current "recipe" books on cheesemaking and would make a fabulous gift to yourself or to anyone you know that is interested in the  how and especially the "Why" of cheese and how it comes to be.

This one really should be in every Cheese Makers Library.

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