The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin

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  • This book—beautifully photographed and engagingly written—introduces hardworking, resourceful men and women who represent an artisanal craft that has roots in Europe but has been a Wisconsin tradition since the 1850s. Wisconsin produces more than 600 varieties of cheese, from massive wheels of cheddar and swiss to bricks of brick and limburger, to such specialties as crescenza-stracchino and juustoleipa. These masters combine tradition, technology, artistry, and years of dedicated learning—in a profession that depends on fickle, living ingredients—to create the rich tastes and beautiful presentation of their skillfully crafted products.     Certification as a Master Cheesemaker typically takes almost fifteen years. An applicant must hold a cheesemaking license for at least ten years, create one or two chosen varieties of cheese for at least five years, take more than two years of university courses, consent to constant testing of their cheese and evaluation of their plant, and pass grueling oral and written exams to be awarded the prestigious title.     James Norton and Becca Dilley interviewed these dairy artisans, listened to their stories, tasted their cheeses, and explored the plants where they work. They offer here profiles of forty-three active Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin, as well as a glossary of cheesemaking terms, suggestions of operations that welcome visitors for tours, tasting notes and suggested food pairings, and tasty nuggets (shall we say curds?) of information on everything to do with cheese.
  • Author:
    Becca Dilley
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    637.309775
    EAN:
    9780299234348
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    0299234347
    Label:
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $24.95
    Manufacturer:
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    204
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2009-11-24
    Publisher:
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Studio:
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Title:
    The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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