When I’m out shopping for Christmas presents, I have a bad habit of always ending up with something for myself, too. Yesterday I stopped in one of my favorite stores, Porte Rouge, to pick out some gifts and on display next to all of the gorgeous French dishes and tableware was a beautiful book about cheese and wine pairing. Of course it came home with me (along with presents for other people) and I read the first half in one sitting last night before bed.
Cheese & Wine is an excellent book that profiles 70 different cheeses outlining the origins, makers, and characteristics as well as complementary wines. Sprinkled throughout are suggestions for creative and interesting cheese platters that are perfect for holiday entertaining. The style is informative, approachable and friendly.
This book would make a wonderful gift for a cheese enthusiast or someone who is just starting to explore wine and cheese pairing. And, if you’re thinking “wow, that would make a great present for me!” go ahead and buy it for yourself – I won’t tell anyone.
Cheese & Wine by Janet Fletcher is available at Amazon.com for $19.56 (retail price $24.95).