Not just another cheese book, fromager Brian Keyser and pastry chef Leigh Friend provide a complete introduction to everything you need to know about pairing and plating delicious cheeses with dozens of sweet and savory condiments. But, please don t think of crackers and jam when you hear the word condiment. Brian and Leigh do anything but pair cheeses with boring accompaniments.
Instead, think chutneys, pestos, purees, whole grain mustards, fruit curds, nut brittles, pickles, honeys, sauces, and sweets. Included are 70 recipes for accompaniments, the philosophy behind pairing flavors, the five categories of cheese, how cheese is made, cheese cutting and pairing guides, and more so you can create impressive, one-of-a-kind cheese plates every time.