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Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials

An Insider's Guide to Buying and Serving Cheese

With 50 Recipes
Photography: Maren Caruso

Have you ever wandered down the cheese aisle of your local store or into a cheese shop and felt feelings of dread rather than excitement because of the sheer number of choices? When you have 200 or 300 cheeses to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to know where to start unless you’re a cheese expert. Then, once you make your choices and get the cheese home, you may wonder what, exactly, you should do with it. How do you serve it? Cook with it? Store it? Pair it with wine? All of these “cheese essentials” together with 50 recipes and Maren Caruso’s beautiful color photos make up “Laura Werlin’s Cheese Essentials,” a book that I’ve written to help simplify cheese and make it an everyday food you can master and enjoy in just a few short chapters.