"The Cheese Chronicles" is an insider's look at the burgeoning
world of American cheese from one lucky person who has seen more
wedges and wheels, visited more cheesemakers, and tasted more
delicious (and occasionally stinky) American cheese than anyone
else. Liz Thorpe, second in command at New York's renowned Murray's
Cheese, has used her notes and conversations from hundreds of
tastings spanning nearly a decade to fashion this odyssey through
the wonders of American cheese. Offering more than eighty profiles
of the best, the most representative, and the most important
cheesemakers, Thorpe chronicles American cheesemaking from the
brave foodie hobbyists of twenty years ago (who put artisanal
cheese on the map) to the carefully cultivated milkers and makers
Thorpe travels to the nation's cheese farms and factories,
four-star kitchens and farmers' markets, bringing you along for the
journey. In her quest to explore cheesemaking, she high-lights the
country's greatest cheeses and concludes that today's cheesemakers
can help provide more nourishing and sensible food for all
Steve Jenkins, author of the celebrated "Cheese Primer," calls
this "the best book about cheese you'll ever read." "The Cheese
Chronicles" is a cultural history of an industry that has found
breakout success and achieved equal footing with its European
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