The Cheese Chronicles: A Journey Through the Making and Selling of Cheese in America, from Field to Farm to Table


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Ecco Press
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5.56 X 8.1 X 1.09 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

A Yale graduate, Liz Thorpe left a normal job in 2002 to work the counter at New York's famed Murray's Cheese. She managed and expanded their wholesale business, designed cheese menus for the country's best restaurants, coauthored The Murray's Cheese Handbook, and followed her passion for cheese. She is now the vice president of Murray's, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats.


"The Cheese Chronicles does more than just introduce us to America's rediscovered culinary frontier--it offers everyone from novice to affineur an informative and unconventional context for what can only be described as a revolution in cheese."--Dan Barber, Executive Chef and co-owner, Blue Hill at Stone Barns
"[The Cheese Chronicles]'s overall scope, humor, and affection will both entertain and educate its audience. Recommended for foodies, especially those with a passion for cheese."--Library Journal
"[Thorpe] zips engagingly from tasting notes and the best makers to the aging process. Through Thorpe's eyes, readers will truly behold the power of cheese."--Town & Country
"Liz's knowledge of cheese has been invaluable to us at The French Laundry and Per Se. Whether working with our chefs or teaching classes to our staff, her passion is contagious and has helped us to elevate our cheese program through the years.--Thomas Keller, Chef, The French Laundry and Per Se