The Philosophy of Cheese

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ITEM CODE: 25715
4.8/5
The British Library
A fun and fascinating history of 11 favourites of the cheeseboard and over 7000 years of decadent dairy history. Full of tantalising trivia, lesser-kn...
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The British Library
A fun and fascinating history of 11 favourites of the cheeseboard and over 7000 years of decadent dairy history. Full of tantalising trivia, lesser-known characters and amusing anecdotes. 'The Philosophy of Cheese' explores Feta, Gouda, Parmigiano Reggiano, Brie, Cheddar and Rogue River Blue, by way of many other delicious varieties; each chapter taking in a world of cheese lore, fascinating digressions and useful advice. Taking in the washed-rind cheeses of the middle ages, used to determine if a person was innocent or guilty; Molière’s deathbed wish for ‘a little dry Parmesan’ in 1673; enormous Somerset cheddars weighing in at over 100lbs, and 200 Brie cheeses sent to King Philip II to lavish as gifts upon the women of his 13th-century court. Plus storage advice and black-and-white illustrations drawn from the British Library’s archives.
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Hardback
13.5 x 20.5cm
106 pages
with black-and-white illustrations
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Overall product rating 4.8/5
21 August 2021
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The items were delivered on time and looked fine.
12 July 2021
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Given as gift Very well received
03 July 2021
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An interesting book, nicely illustrated. Will make a gift for a cheese fan.
26 March 2021
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Met my requirements. Present for a lover of cheese.