The Book of Cheese is the first book of its kind to be organized not by country, milk type, or any other technical classification. Instead, it maps the world of cheese using nine familiar favourites. Liz Thorpe takes readers on a journey from basics like Swiss, Blue, and Cheddar, to explore more adventurous types.
After years in a cubicle, in 2002 Liz Thorpe was drawn out of corporate America to pursue her passion for cheese. Since then she has become the country's leading expert on cheese, from working the counter at New York's famed Murray's Cheese and later expanding Murray's wholesale business as vice president, to designing cheese menus for the country's best restaurants, to authoring The Cheese Chronicles. Now, as founder of The People's Cheese, Liz teaches a broader market why cheese matters and how to make it part of everyday life. She lives in New Orleans.