The Art of the Cheese Plate By Tia Keenan

Do you love cheese?

If you love cheese, you really love cheese. Over thirty-seven distinctive, curated plates, The Art of the Cheese Plate shows beginners and experts alike a whole new way to eat, serve, and love cheese. Beyond choosing the right cheese and serving it properly, enhancing or contrasting its qualities with an artfully chosen partner creates an entirely new experience. Acclaimed chef-fromager Tia Keenan does the work for cheese lovers everywhere, breaking down the principles of creating delicious pairings in a passionate, precise voice, and matches more than 100 world-class artisan cheeses with brilliant bespoke accompaniments, such as Tandoori Cashews, Banana-Mango Chutney, Matcha Marshmallows, Tequila-Braised Rhubarb, Pickled Chinese Sausage & Celery Slaw, Spiced Corn Nut Brittle, Dark Chocolate-Espresso Ganache, and Mosto Cotto-Glazed Bacon. 

Whether you're looking for easy, impactful additions to your next dinner party or to deepen your understanding of flavor and texture, The Art of the Cheese Plate is as practical as it is inspiring. Full provenance and tasting notes, clear descriptors, and simple recipes take you straight from the bookstore to the cheese monger and supermarket. Creative suggestions and variations encourage experimentation with new combinations. Inventive beverage pairings include classic wine and port but also cocktails, sake, and tea. To get you to the fun faster, Keenan imparts expert tips on everything from sourcing to slicing your cheese and tells readers where to find perfect specialty food parings as well as stylish tableware and cheese accessories to up your entertaining game. 

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