Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in by Paul Kindstedt

By Paul Kindstedt

In the back of each conventional kind of cheese there's a interesting tale. by means of studying the function of the cheesemaker all through global background and through knowing a number of simple ideas of cheese technology and expertise, we will be able to see how assorted cheeses were formed by way of and adapted to their surrounding setting, in addition to outlined through their social and cultural context. Cheese and Culture endeavors to boost our appreciation of cheese origins via viewing human historical past throughout the eyes of a cheese scientist.

There is additionally a bigger tale to learn, a grand narrative that binds all cheeses jointly right into a unmarried background that began with the invention of cheese making and that's nonetheless unfolding to this present day. This booklet reconstructs that 9000-year tale according to the usually fragmentary info that we've got on hand. Cheese and Culture embarks on a trip that starts within the Neolithic Age and winds its means during the resulting centuries to the current. This travel via cheese historical past intersects with a number of the pivotal sessions in human prehistory and old, classical, medieval, renaissance, and sleek background that experience formed western civilization, for those classes additionally formed the lives of cheesemakers and the varied cheeses that they constructed. The publication deals an invaluable lens by which to view our twenty-first century attitudes towards cheese that we've got inherited from our prior, and our attitudes in regards to the meals method extra broadly.

This refreshingly unique e-book will attract an individual who loves historical past, nutrition, and particularly stable cheese.

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