A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles – Ned Palmer
Ned Palmer has cut his cheese teeth working for Neal’s Yard Dairy and selling cheese at Borough Market in London. It was while working at Neal’s Yard and visiting a farm in the West Country that he started thinking about the history of cheese manufacture in the UK and how some of the cheeses that we eat now are essentially not that far removed from those that might have been made by our neolithic ancestors.
The book starts with an overview of the history of cheese consumption and making in the UK and then moves on to tell the story of individual cheese from Appleby’s Cheshire, made in North Shropshire, to Lanark Blue.
Ned finishes his book with a list of some of his favourite cheese from the British Isles, handily divided into soft, semi-soft, blue and hard cheeses.
Hardback. 384 pages.
14.3cm x 22.3cm x 3.4cm