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Fiona Beckett's Cheese Course [Hardcover]

Fiona Beckett
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8 Oct 2009
Nothing beats a plate of cheese and bread and a glass of wine. In this approachable book, cheese and wine expert and award-winning author Fiona Beckett guides you through the types, uses and versatility of cheese. The Wonderful World of Cheese introduces you to the types of cheese and explains why they vary so greatly, then you can better understand how to match them with all manner of drinks, from wine, port, cider and beer, to spirits and soft drinks. Entertaining with Cheese reveals the perfect way to put together cheese boards and individual cheese plates, and new ways of throwing a wine and cheese party. Turn your hand to more than 40 Recipes such as Extra Crispy Macaroni Cheese, and Leek and Blue Cheese Quiche. With Cheese Know-how, you'll discover how to shop for cheese and how best to store and serve it.


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd (8 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845979168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845979164
  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 22 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 509,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fiona Beckett has been voted Food Journalist of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers. She has written for many publications including The Times, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. Her previous books include Cheese: Discovering, Exploring, Enjoying and Food, Wine & Friends, both published by Ryland Peters & Small.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calling all cheeselovers... 27 Sep 2009
Format:Hardcover
At last, a book that covers cheese from every angle - cooking with cheese, what to drink with it, how it's made and beyond. I particularly love, and will find useful, sections on such diverse topics as options for the cheeseboard, festive cheese and even après-ski cheese - every conceivable occasion where you might want to eat cheese is discussed and each one is littered with great wine and beer matching possibilities. Indeed, a whole section is devoted to cheese and drink matching, an often misunderstood concept and one that Fiona covers comprehensively yet in simple terms, offering some obvious matches and other unusual ones.

I tried one of the book's delicious-sounding and gorgeous-looking recipes this week - Saffron Risotto with aged Parmesan and Serrano Ham. It was straightforward to prepare and swiftly disappeared from our plates, accompanied by Fiona's winematching suggestion, Soave, which was spot on.

With a whole host of useful tips including serving temperatures, storing cheese, how to buy it, and even a page on 'Cutting your Cheese Calories', this is a book that will be close to hand and much refered to in my kitchen. At first glance, the range of topics covered may seem overwhelming, but the whole book is very clearly set out into bite-size sections, making it easy to dip in and out of as a reference.

When I showed the book to friends and colleagues, there was much praise of the excellent photography. The cheeses pictured really speak to you and there were mutterings of 'Where did you get that book?' and 'I feel a book purchase coming on'. It's certainly a must-try book for the cheeselover and I'm looking forward to my first cheese and champagne party!
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5.0 out of 5 stars every cheese lover needs one 11 Nov 2010
By gem
Format:Hardcover
a great book if you love cheese but are not a cheese expert it explains what cheeses work well together and what else compliments them it also suggests a wine list, so its great if you want a great cheese board without reseaching it all, everything you need to know is in this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was looking for! 18 Dec 2010
By Mary Elizabeth Middleton - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book as a Christmas present for my sister and it ended up being exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a book that had a little of everything: information on how cheese is made, descriptions of the different kinds of cheese, wine pairings, and recipes. But this book has so much more! Not only does it discuss wine pairings (red, white, rose, sweet), but also pairing cheese with champagne, beer, ports, and a bunch of other drinks. There is a section on how to prepare a cheese board for sampling and how to throw a cheese party. The recipes look fabulous and the pictures are beautiful! I looked at a lot of wine and cheese books on-line and almost bought a different one, but am so happy with my choice! I would highly recommend this book for anyone who loves cheese and wine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seems nice... 16 Jun 2012
By Hispanam - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this for my Daughter; she is a vegetarian, and I thought this would be perfect for her life-style. Her Husband seems to like it too, choosing some recipes he might like to try, with the right wines, of course...The book offers many recipes and pairings with wines. I think it is a very good choices.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for recipes 26 Oct 2011
By HONEST SHOPPER - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Found great recipes in this book. Learned alot of general information on cheese which I did not know previously. I am new to cheese and wine so this was a good starter book
5.0 out of 5 stars Fiona Beckett's cheese coarse 31 Dec 2013
By traci - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this for a Christmas gift for my sister inlaw. She loved it. Very easy to follow and beautiful pictures.
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