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Cheese for dummies

Cheese for Dummies

I don’t think it’s possible to be from Vermont and not be in love with cheese. If I had my way, I’d eat cheese of some sort at every meal. When I was pregnant with my daughter, everything I ate was covered in cheese. I totally admit that when it comes to cheese, I am not the most adventurous person in the world.  Generally a look into my refrigerator will show you extra sharp Vermont cheddar, mozzarella, cottage cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan, Swiss, Provolone, Pecorino Romano, Colby or Monterey Jack cheeses.  If I’m baking or cooking something special you’ll find ricotta, creme fraiche, and mascarpone. I’ve even been know to make my own yogurt cheese a time or two.  I’ve tried other cheese like brie and chevre but I don’t now enough about what to do with them to use them regularly.

If you’re like me and a bit mystified about some of the less common cheeses and what to do with them, you’ll want to check out Cheese for Dummies.  You will learn to appreciate cheeses from around the world, pair cheese with different beverages, prepare delicious recipes featuring cheese and make your own cheese. This book discusses the origins of cheese and what they key things are that you need to know about cheese.  You will also learn how cheese fits into a healthy diet and how you can explore the world through cheese.  The basics of cheese making are explained in the beginning of Cheese for Dummies along with a look at soft cheeses and hard cheeses.

You will learn how to choose and serve cheese while using your senses to taste and learn about cheese. Section two explains the different characteristics of cheeses and the ten technical terms used to describe cheese.  Where to buy, what to buy, and when to buy are also discussed along with serving and storing your cheese.  Section three breaks down the various cheeses by parts of the world including The Americas, British Isles and Ireland, France, Italy; Spain, Portubal & Other Mediterranean Countries; the rest of Europe,  and Australia and New Zealand.

Part four discusses how to create a cheese plate including picking sides, components and deciding on how much you need. There is information that explains how to pair cheese with different beverages and a great section with recipes to use the cheese you’ve chosen.  For those that are interested, there is a section on making cheese at home.  I really enjoyed the final section that includes ten of the world’s most bizarre cheeses,  ten of America’s most influential artisanal cheesemakers and ten cheese festivals you shouldn’t miss. Did you know that Vermont is America’s top cheese producer per capita? There’s even a cheese festival in Vermont a few hours to the north of us.

If you want to impress your friends with your knowledge, I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Cheese For Dummies (For Dummies (Cooking)).  One of my lucky readers will win their own copy of Cheese for Dummies:
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  2. Kate Turner says:
    Cheese is my friend!!!
  3. Kate Turner says:
    Looks like they cover almost all dummies with their books! LOL
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  10. The have a Migraines For Dummies book
  11. jeccica simpson says:
    Why I knew l liked cheese HAHAHA!!
  12. There's more "Dummies" books than I realized!
  13. Shayna Ridings says:
    Looks like they have Dummy books for everything!!
  14. I learned they also have tips on their site if you need help- for ex. doing knitting projects.
  15. Ellen Levickis says:
    The book gives advice on selecting cheese, pairing cheese with wine, cooking with cheese, and making cheese
  16. Kat Emerick says:
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    I learned that they have books for everything.
  19. I learned that they have more than 250 million books in print and more than 1,800 titles.
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  21. I learned that they offer a plethora of books covering many subjects.
  22. There is more for Dummies books than one could ever imagine.
  23. They have a lot of categories!
  24. I entered the Ocarina giveaway.
  25. they have a book about knitting - something  Ilove
  26. Jenny Sims says:
    I learned that the "For Dummies" series carries more than 1800 titles!
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    The For Dummies series is proudly part of the John Wiley & Sons, Inc. stable of educational and reference books
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  31. entered dollar general
  32. Kathlyne says:
    I learned they have a book for knitting.
  33. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:
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  34. Paul T/Pauline T says:
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  36. Miz Vickik says:
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  38. christal c willdebbie says:
    I learned they have the Course: Excel 2010 For Dummies
  39. I learned they have a iPhone 4S For Dummies
  40. I learned that they have electronic copies of their books as well
  41. Amy Woods-Smith says:
    I learned that For Dummies has more than 250 million books in print.
  42. Jennifer B. says:
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    I learned that they have books to teach you about the Kindle Fire
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  47. I learned that the Dummies website has how-to videos
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    I learned this sponsor has a subject for almost everything!
  49. Karen Gonyea says: covers all topics from hobbies and crafts to social media!
  50. There's a Dummies book for everything
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    they now have more than 1,800 titles
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    Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. They have more than instructional books they also have videos.
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  54. James Coyne says:
    There are more than 1800 different types of for dummies books
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  56. Marissa M says:
    I learned that they have books for whatever topic you could possibly need help with
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  58. Julie Lutz says:
    I didn't realize thee were so many dummies books
  59. Alexandra Roach says:
    There's 1800 titles!
  60. Veronica Garrett says:
    I learned they have a Sex For Dummies book with Dr. Ruth.
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  62. Kim Reid says:
    They have a Knitting & Crocheting Glossary which is helpful to me - Thanks!
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  64. I learned about all of the categories of For Dummies books available. I think my favorite topics are Food and Drink, Religion, and Pets. 
  65. I entered the P&G Dollar General Giveaway too 
  66. Pamela White says:
    Breeding Dogs For Dummies is one book they offered.

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