The All American Cheese and Wine Book

by Laura Werlin

ISBN-10: 1584791241
ISBN-13: 9781584791249
Region: USA
Publication Date: April, 2003
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They’re a perfect pair. They’re meant for each other. They’re wine and cheese, cheese and wine. We may know the classic combinations--cheddar and port, blue cheese and Sauternes, goat cheese and Sauvignon Blanc--and appreciate their ethereal marriage of flavors and textures. But as Laura Werlin reveals in this book, there’s a whole world of perfect pairings to discover.

In her follow-up to the IACP Award-winning The New American Cheese, Werlin guides us to matching the extraordinary artisan cheeses being made across America with our own incomparable wines. Her story begins with an overview of the seven basic styles of cheese, from fresh, tangy chevre to buttery, soft-ripened camembert to nutty, aged gouda. She explains how each is made, what flavor qualities each has, and what types of wines will generally bring out the best in each category of cheese. She offers the same kind of overview for American wines, paying particular attention to those produced by the smaller boutique wineries. Guidelines for combining American cheese and wine, clues for making the perfect pairs, and charts showing the ideal combinations at a glance make this book an indispensable resource.

The book also includes profiles of 50 American cheesemakers and winemakers and 55 delectable recipes for dishes that use cheese or feature cheese by itself. Werlin has organized the recipes with entertaining in mind, and offers creative ideas for hors d’oeuvres, pizzas, cheese plates, picnics, and desserts. The book also includes an extensive listing of cheesemakers and winemakers around the country with mail-order information.

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About Laura Werlin

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Laura Werlin is one of the country’s foremost authorities on cheese and is the award-winning author of four books on the subject. Her most recent book, James Beard award-nominated Laura Werlin’s Cheese Essentials (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2007), is the go-to guide for anyone with cheese questions including how to buy it, how to create successful cheese and wine pairs, how to entertain and cook with cheese, and how to store cheese.

Werlin’s other books have all been recognized with prestigious honors including the James Beard award for The All American Cheese and Wine Book, the IACP Best American Cookbook award for The New American Cheese, and the World Gourmand Award for Best Cheese Book for her classic, Great Grilled Cheese.

Laura has appeared on several television shows including The CBS Early Show, ABC7’s “View From the Bay,” NBC11’s “In Wine Country,” “Joey Altman’s Bay Café;” Sara’s Secrets and Cooking Live! with Sara Moulton on the Television Food Network, Martha Stewart Living Television, Plum TV in Aspen, Colorado, California Country, “Fox & Friends” and “Fox News Magazine,” and numerous other television and radio segments from coast to coast. She has written for national magazines including Food & Wine, Culture, Fine Cooking, Saveur, Cooking Pleasures, Country Living, Cooking Light, and Every Day With Rachael Ray.

She is an active member of the American Cheese Society, where she served on the board for six years, and is a member of the James Beard Foundation, San Francisco Professional Food Society, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

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