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A field guide to cheese-and-drink combinations that go beyond Parmigiano and Prosecco.
Cheese and wine are a classic combination, but many cheeses taste even better with beer or cider. Steve Jones, proprietor of the Portland- based Cheese Bar and Chizu (cheese served sushi-style), has been successfully matching cheeses with alcoholic beverages for more than two decades. Here he shares his knowledge by introducing 75 different cheeses and pairing each with the beverage that brings out the best in both. Jones provides a treasure trove of delectable, often surprising pairings, as well as simple steps for successful experimentation.
This guide will function as a crash course for beginners on buying, storing, and serving cheese and alcohol, while offering more seasoned aficionados page after page of cheese-and-beverage combinations to replicate at home. With gorgeous photographs, this book captures the allure, approachability, and, most importantly, the sheer joy of pairing cheese with beer, wine, or cider.
About the Author
Steve Jones's Portland-based shops, Cheese Bar and Chizu, have been heralded among "The Best Cheese Shops in America" (Travel + Leisure) and have been featured by Portland Monthly, The Oregonian, Eater Portland, LA Times, Fodor's, and Food Network.
Adam Lindsley is a Pacific Northwest contributor for Serious Eats.
Steve Jones, Adam Lindsley on PowellsBooks.Blog
Many were the nights in the distant past (2014) when such a scene would greet diners as they crossed the threshold into Cheese Bar and found us dwarfed by an evening’s repast of what was surely far too much dairy and alcohol for two mortal humans to consume in a single sitting. Eyes lingered on the spread, curious, hungry, then longing...