The world's best cheeses presented in detailed portraits: Gourmet's Guide Cheese is not only an extensive encyclopaedia and shopping guide but also an introduction to the cultural history of cheese, its production, and its regional diversity. Showing how cheese develops over the course of weeks, months and sometimes years, this handsomely illustrated book is a persuasive argument for the acknowledgement of this traditional craft. It not only evokes a desire to go on a shopping tour of the market or to visit a well-equipped cheesestand, but also makes one keen to try all the different varieties. Entertaining anecdotes and stories of world famous but also almost unknown cheese specialities from all over the world take turns with helpful hints for even more enjoyment of chesse and suggestions for special culinary creations. Over 300 wine and beverage recommendations of Sommelier World Champion Markus Del Monego are added to the cheese portraits. Gourmet's Guide Cheese is a book for newcomers as well as confirmed cheese lovers.