This is my review–
Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook by Kristine Hansen is a comprehensive and delightful look into Wisconsin farms and cheesemakers. Currently living in Wisconsin, I have heard of many of these farms and cheesemakers and look forward to tasting cheeses from several more. The recipes are easy to follow and the story behind each cheese simply fascinating. I appreciate that this cookbook also has a list of all the award-winning cheeses, festivals, and fairs that one may taste a sample, and references to websites where out of state readers may order some of Wisconsin’s finest. I enjoyed reading the Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook and highly recommend it to anyone who loves to eat and cook with cheese.
My disclaimer-Special thanks to Rowman & Littlefield & NetGalley for providing a copy of this book for review.
I started requesting books to review on NetGalley about a year ago now and have successfully reviewed 20 books. I have enjoyed doing this. I have always loved reading and books have remained my #1 pastime and passion my whole life. I primarily request cookbooks because I love reading cookbooks and I learn so much about food and food preparation from them. It seemed a natural progression to post my reviews on my blog in case readers/followers were interested in reading cookbooks too. Anyone can become a member of NetGalley and request books from publishers. Sometimes your request is accepted and other times based on your profile and other things taken into consideration your request is rejected. If accepted you receive an advanced reader copy download and have a certain period of time to submit a review. This is an excellent way to read new books without having to pay for them. From this interest came opportunities that I found on my own to become a member of author book launches and I’ve loved being a part of launch teams. This is not an ad-sponsored post nor do I receive any type of compensation for talking about it. This is simply a cookbook review and a hobby of mine that makes me happy!
Being married to a Dutchman all I’ve heard our entire marriage is how great cheese is in Holland. Yes, Holland has great cheese. However, we are not always able to order from or travel to a place that sells cheese directly from Holland. Lucky us we live in the cheese capital of the United States and there are many, many cheesemakers near where we live. I requested the Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook because it is about Wisconsin cheese and also because this cookbook has outstanding reviews about the recipes featured, and also features the author throughout visiting the farms where the cheese is made and learning/ then writing about the history and culture behind the cheesemakers cheese. Several of the farms and cheesemakers featured in this book are known to us and others are on our list to visit. I loved, loved, loved this book and I’m so glad I requested it.
Until next time–many blessings to you from me!