240 pages, 4.29 × 3.35 × 0.28 in
March 17, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1552858960
ISBN - 13: 9781552858967
About the Book
Connoisseurs, one of cheese the other of wine, pair up to produce a guide that introduces the cheeses of Canada and matches them to wine (many locally produced): 150 recipes, a cheese glossary and tips, and the principles of matching cheese and wine.
Read from the Book
Cooking with Cheese
Thoughts from Gurth
My first book, The Definitive Guide to Canadian Artisanal and Fine Cheese (Whitecap Books 2006), fuelled readers' appetites to discover and taste our delicious Canadian cheese. With the book in hand, they could explore the world of Canadian cheese. And foodies are doing it!
A cheesemaker informed me that tourists from Ontario stopped at her retail outlet in rural Quebec to buy her cheese. She wondered how they learned of her small artisanal farmstead operation and they showed her my book. They were using it as a Canadian travel and food guide. Hallelujah! My goal of Canadians travelling more in our country, meeting cheesemakers, and learning about local culture is being realized. Experiencing more of what Canada has to offer, meeting Canadians from other provinces, and tasting the local flavours can't help but make us more aware of what a great nation this is. We live in a wonderful country and let's be proud of it! (My patriotic rant is now over.)
This book is the answer to a question I heard many times at events while promoting my first book: "Can you give more ideas and tips on how to cook with cheese?" Cheese is such a versatile ingredient. It can be used in sauces and soups, melted over other ingredients (gratins), added to stuffing, baked -- only your imagination restricts your creativity. Have fun, play, experiment, and cook more with cheese.
Canada produces a wonderful variety of cheese. A Camembert-style cheese
Table of Contents
Cooking with Cheese
Wine with Cheese
A Cheese Primer
A Wine and Cheese Primer
Salads and Side Dishes
From the Publisher
When a cheese connoisseur and an authority on wine pair up, beautiful things can happen. This is categorically the case in The Definitive Canadian Wine and Cheese Cookbook. Gurth Pretty is Canada’s food and beverage ambassador and the author of The Definitive Guide to Canadian Artisanal and Fine Cheese. International wine consultant, educator and judge Tony Aspler, who writes for Wine Tidings, Vines and Harper’s, is the author of numerous books on wine, including the bible of Canadian wines, The Wine Atlas of Canada. Together, these two eminent epicureans have produced the essential guide to Canadian cheeses. The Definitive Canadian Wine and Cheese Cookbook not only introduces the varied cheeses of Canada, it also matches them with locally produced beverages whenever possible. Alongside the 150 recipes, is a glossary of cheese, a guide to buying and storing cheese and a section on the principles of matching cheese and wine. This definitive book by Canada’s cheese and wine experts is a must-have for cheese lovers everywhere.
About the Author
Gurth Pretty is a professional chef, food writer, consultant and culinary tourism adviser. He is the author of The Definitive Guide to Canadian Artisanal and Fine Cheese.
International wine consultant, educator and judge Tony Aspler writes for Wine Tidings, Vines and Harper's. He is the author of numerous books on wine, including the bible of Canadian wines, The Wine Atlas of Canada.
Aspler and Pretty tell you all you need to know about Canadian wine and cheese.