The Science of Cheese

Hardcover | December 11, 2013

byMichael H. Tunick

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In an engaging tour of the science and history of cheese, Michael Tunick explores the art of cheese making, the science that lies underneath the deliciousness, and the history behind how humanity came up with one of its most varied and versatile of foods.Dr. Tunick spends his everyday deep within the halls of the science of cheese, as a researcher who creates new dairy products, primarily, cheeses. He takes us from the very beginning, some 8000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent, and shows us the accidental discovery of cheese when milk separatedinto curds and whey. This stroke of luck would lead to a very mild, and something akin to cottage, cheese - deemed delicious enough by our traveling cheese maker that he or she did it again another day.Today we know of more than 2,000 varieties of cheese from Gorgonzola, first noted in year 879, to Roquefort in 1070 to Cheddar in 1500. But Tunick delves deeper into the subject to provide a wide-ranging overview that begins with cows and milk and then covers the technical science behind creating anew cheese, milk allergies and lactose intolerance, nutrition and why cheese is a vital part of a balanced diet. The Science of Cheese is an entertaining journey through one of America's favorite foods.

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In an engaging tour of the science and history of cheese, Michael Tunick explores the art of cheese making, the science that lies underneath the deliciousness, and the history behind how humanity came up with one of its most varied and versatile of foods.Dr. Tunick spends his everyday deep within the halls of the science of cheese, as ...

Michael Tunick is a Research Chemist with the Dairy and Functional Foods Research Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199922306

ISBN - 13:9780199922307

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Preface1. In the Beginning: Milk2. Curds and Whey: Cheesemaking3. You're Not Getting Older, You're Getting Better: Ripening4. Does This Cheese Make Me Look Fat?: Nutrition5. Stick It UP Your Nose, and Other Analytical Techniques6. Cheese It - The Cops!: Laws and Regulations7. Do Try This At Home8. The Cheese Stands AloneReferencesAcknowledgmentsIndex