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Description - West Country Cheesemakers by Michael Raffael

The West Country is world-renowned for its cheeses and has been a centre for cheeses of excellence for centuries. Within the seven counties of the West Country there are about 70 cheese makers, producing about 400 cheeses. The area produces some of the best cheeses in the UK and claims to produce the best cheese in the world in Montgomery's cheddar. They range from traditional farmhouse cheese makers with international reputations, to cottage industry craft cheese makers, to farms that are virtually factories, and factories that belong to global corporations. In this book, Michael Raffael charts the development of cheese making in the West Country, from the seventeenth century Cheddar tradition to the diverse cheese industry of today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841585079
ISBN-10: 1841585076
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Raffael

Michael Raffael is an acclaimed freelance food and travel writer. Educated at London University and the Ecole Nationale de Langues Orientales Vivantes in Paris, he has also worked as a chef and judged many national food writing competitions. He has amassed a number of awards, including Glenfiddich Food Writer of the Year, Visit USA Travel Writer of the Year, World Gourmand Cookbook Award and Restaurateurs Association Food Writer of the Year. As part of his work he has been involved in the judging process of national cheese competitions.

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