The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide: Over 100 Recipes, with Instructions on How to Buy,

The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide: Over 100 Recipes, with Instructions on How to Buy,

by Paula Lambert


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Paula Lambert is a godsend to cheese lovers everywhere. She so yearned for delicious cheese that she built her own factory, the Mozzarella Company, in Dallas, Texas. The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide is her indispensable resource on buying, storing, cooking, and serving cheese, and even making your own cheese at home. In more than 150 recipes, Lambert presents a down-to-earth approach to cooking with many varieties, whether it's Gruyère, Camembert, or just tried-and-true Cheddar. Learn to put the cheeses you love into every meal, from appetizers like a Savory Herbed Cheesecake to such desserts as an Orange-Ricotta Almond Tart.
With so many wonderful cheeses available, it can be difficult to choose among them. To help navigate this abundance of riches, The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide contains descriptions of a hundred cheeses by taste, texture, country of origin, and type of milk used to make them, as well as suggestions on selecting cheeses and putting together a cheese course when entertaining.
Reflecting various influences — Southern, Mexican, Southwestern, and Italian — The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide is at once international and familiar, and always full of flavor. Because Lambert is a cheesemaker, she is not afraid to experiment in the kitchen, and she shares her delicious results. From the bold and unusual Artichoke, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Spring Rolls to the delicious and traditional Fettuccine ai Quattro Formaggi, cheese is the main focus in each of these artfully creative recipes. She also includes recipes for courageous and unintimidated cooks to make their own Crème Fraîche, Fresh Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Mascarpone, Ricotta, Queso Blanco, and Aged Tomme at home.
For home chefs and anyone interested in learning more about the delicious world of cheese, The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide is ideal. Every cheese lover will be thrilled with the mouth-watering results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451692525
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 04/06/2012
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Paula Lambert founded the Mozzarella Company in Dallas in 1982, and has been creating and producing award-winning artisanal and specialty cheeses for restaurants and gourmet outlets all over America ever since. She teaches cooking classes across the country as well as in France, and is the author of The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents


Why My Book Is Like It Is

The Story of the Mozzarella Company


What Is Cheese?

The New Popularity of Cheese

A Little Cheese History

How Cheese Is Made

Cheese and Nutrition

Nutrients in Cheese

Fats in Cheese

Lactose Intolerance

The World of Cheese:

Cheese Types and Characteristics

Buying Cheese

What to Look For When You're Buying Cheese

How Much Cheese to Buy

How Many Different Cheeses to Buy

Storing Cheese

Cooking with Cheese: Troubleshooting

Serving Cheese

How to Cut Cheese

How to Display Cheeses on a Tray

Arranging Cheeses for Serving

Serving Temperature for Cheese

Accompaniments for Cheese

Garnishes for Cheese

Breads and Crackers for Serving Cheese

Cheese Serving Utensils

Making Cheese at Home

Basic Recipes




Pasta and Grains




Fish, Poultry, and Meat



The Cheese Course

Pairing Wine and Cheese

Cheese Tables






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