Author(s): Janet Fletcher
The beer enthusiast who wants to know which cheeses to pair with an IPA, porter or Trappist ale can easily find a recommendation. Each style entry includes: * Style Notes: a description of that beer style-what defines it from the brewer's perspective, and what to expect from the beverage in the glass. * Beers to Try: Several recommended craft beers in that style, both US domestic and imported. * Cheese Affinities: In general terms, what types of cheeses pair well with that style and why. * Cheeses to Try: Brief profiles of three well-distributed cheeses ( US domestic and imported) specifically recommended for that style and why * More Cheeses to Try: A list of other cheeses to pair with that beer style-so that every reader should be able to find at least a couple of the recommended cheeses The introductory chapter includes general advice on pairing cheese and beer; and on selecting, storing and presenting cheese. Six themed platters give readers ideas for entertaining with beer and cheese.
Janet Fletcher is the author of more than 20 books on food and wine, including Cheese & Wine (more than 80,000 copies sold); The Cheese Course; and Eating Local. She writes a weekly cheese column for the San Francisco Chronicle and is a former staff food writer for the Chronicle whose journalism earned three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award. Janet trained at the Culinary Institute of America and at Berkeley's celebrated Chez Panisse restaurant.