Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Western Civilization

by Paul Kindstedt

Paperback, 2012


Chelsea Green Publishing (2012), 272 pages


""Behind every traditional type of cheese there is a fascinating story. By examining the role of the cheesemaker throughout world history and by understanding a few basic principles of cheese science and technology, we can see how different cheeses have been shaped by and tailored to their surrounding environment, as well as defined by their social and cultural context. Cheese and culture endeavors to advance our appreciation of cheese origins by viewing human history through the eyes of a cheese scientist. There is also a larger story to be told, a grand narrative that binds all cheeses together into a single history that started with the discovery of cheese making and that is still unfolding to this day. This book reconstructs that 9000-year story based on the often fragmentary information that we have available." --Publisher description.… (more)

Physical description

272 p.; 6 inches
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