"The Connoisseur's Guide to Cheese" offers an authoritative reference to cheeses produced all around the world. It looks at the individual produce of farmhouse varieties as well as the best of the co-operative produced cheeses. There has been an increasing interest in top-quality cheeses over the last few years, particularly following the success of Neal's Yard Dairy in Covent Garden, stockists of over one hundred specialist British cheeses. The interest in cheese is far-reaching and it is finally beginning to gain the recognition it deserves. Following a detailed introduction to the history of cheese, where and how it is made, this book contains a comprehensive directory of the world's best-known cheeses. There is boxed information on location, distribution and production, as well as the author's personal tasting notes, recipes and serving guidelines.
Judy Ridgway is the author of The Olive Oil Companion, The Wine Testing Class (nominated for the 1997 Julia Child Awards), Best Wine Buys on High Street and several other books. She has written regular wine columns for Home, New Woman and Woman's World as well as for the Southern Newspapers Group. She lives in Brighton, East Sussex.