Looking for a good book to help you get into cheese? Try Laura’s Cheese Essentials. Meantime, Laura’s featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing how to wow your party with a better cheese board.
“Laura Werlin, the James Beard Award-winning author of five books on cheese, believes that when there are interesting cheeses at a party, the platter “often plays a starring role.”
“People want to know what they are—they want to taste them, they want to talk about them,” she says.
Whether she’s expecting six or 60 guests, she’ll offer the same number of cheese types—five to seven. “If you have too many types, it’s a feast for the eyes, but less so for the stomach because it’s confusing,” says Ms. Werlin. “Your guests are not going to remember one of them.”