By Chronicle Books
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Try Cheese Plate for just $2.99 (limited time offer). Celebrated food journalist, author, and cheese expert Janet Fletcher presents 25 themed cheese plates featuring stunning photography and in-depth descriptions, all perfect for entertaining.
Each cheese plate features three perfectly complementary cheeses—all with suggested alternates—for a total of 150 cheeses you’re bound to love. With every cheese plate and cheese pictured, it’s easy to know what you’re looking for when you get to the store, what wine styles go with which cheeses, and even how to serve it.
Learn how to pronounce the cheese, who makes it, what type of milk is used, the country of origin, and which three adjectives (e.g. mellow, nutty, sweet) most aptly describe it. Slightly longer descriptions give you more details about texture and the story behind the cheese to read when you have time—perfect for party planning before you head to the store (or while you’re in line waiting to be helped).
Sample cheese plates included:
Salute to Spain (Manchego, Queso de la Peral, Leonora)
Spotlight Northern Italy (Taleggio, Piave, La Tur)
A Range of Rinds (Red Hawk, Camembert, Comté)
Famous for Centuries (Roncal, Pont L’evêque, Coulommiers)
For a Fine Red Wine (Vacherin Fribourgeois, Dry Monterey Jack, Ossau-Iraty)
With a Glass of Sauternes (Mimolette, Bleu D’Auvergne, Clisson)
• 150 cheeses and 25 cheese plates, all pictured
• Explore cheeses made from cow’s, goat’s, and sheep’s milk.
• Discover cheeses from England, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
• Learn helpful cheese terms, how to pair cheese and wine, and how to taste and handle cheese.
• Handy search lets you find cheeses by name, milk type, style, country, or characteristic (nutty, buttery, creamy)
• Facebook, Twitter, and email features help you send your favorite cheese profiles to family and friends—even when they’re in line at the market and need info
perfect cheese app!
Coming from Chronicle Books, it's no surprise that photography is mouthwateringly beautiful but I was surprised by what a difference such gorgeous graphics can make to the experience of an app use. These photos are handy visual reference of cheese for sure, but are also giving me so many wonderful ideas about how to serve them. Putting together a cheese plate is almost always for entertaining in our house, so I always wanted to learn about how to plate them as much as selecting them. Using wooden cutting board as a plate....Layering a small and larger plates to separate different kind of cheese... So many smart and elegant presentation ideas that I can't wait to try.
Also, I am not a big fan of carrying a book to a market. It's heavy and bulky, and I don't love the book gets dirty during the trip. This app might not be as comprehensive as some of the cheese reference books, but it's a perfect on-the-go alternative. Besides, the information packed in this app is actually more than enough for my casual everyday reference. There is a section that shows many themed cheese plate ideas. Another section is a reference in which I can search cheese by country or type, look up cheese terms, learn tips etc. And I love love love that each cheese comes with wine paring suggestions! I am already excited about inviting friends over for cheese and wine... Great app. My enthusiastic two thumbs up!
Out of the 100's of Apps I currently have, this is by far the most useful. Between the photography, references and how to guide I am never lost when buying cheese for myself or a party. I am able to purchase the perfect pairings everytime while looking like an expert. I also love that I can research ahead of time before going to store which allows me to get in and out. The only issue I have is the amount of information available so at first I was a bit overwhelmed but I am now able to navigate right through the App. ll definitely be following all the Apps from this seller!!
room to improve
The pictures are nice, but there is a lot to improve for someone that really knows and enjoys cheese. Details such as Parmigiano Reggiano being listed as a French cheese showed that this app was really thrown together without much thought. I live in Paris and know cheese from France, Italy and Spain. I was very excited to see this app but after downloading I wanted to get my money back. I expected something much more in depth and interesting. A great app if you know nothing at all about cheese.
- Category: Food & Drink
- Released: Dec 17, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 20.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Chronicle Books
- Copyright © 2011 Chronicle Books. Text copyright © 2010 by Janet Fletcher.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.