The Cheese Wheel

The Cheese Wheel

How to choose and pair cheese like an expert


'Delicious! Emma writes with such clarity and passion' NED PALMER, bestselling author A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles
'Emma's expert take is brilliantly refreshing. What a triumph' HELEN MCGINN, Drinks Expert BBC Saturday Kitchen
'Fabulous, fun and factual' MELISSA HEMSLEY


Do you know your Brie from your Beaufort, your Reblochon from your Roquefort? Whatever your cheese expertise, this book is for you!

With over 110 cheeses covered, using The Cheese Wheel, you can:

- Discover the finest new cheeses from around the world
- Master how to taste cheese and describe what you like/dislike
- Find out the perfect drink to pair with your cheese
- Design your own cheeseboard
- And much more...

With experience as a cheesemonger, cheese maker and cheese awards judge, Emma Young brings her comprehensive knowledge to the page in this innovative flavour-based guide to cheese. Each cheese profile includes fascinating notes on its origins, what drink it pairs best with, why you must try it, and other cheeses it complements for your next cheese board.

So, whether you consider yourself a cheese connoisseur or are simply curious about the differences between a Cheddar, Comté and Caerphilly, this is an essential companion to have on your shelves.


'The book on cheese we have been waiting for' REGULA YSEWIJN
'A fun and informative book' RACHEL KHOO
'An essential read for anyone who adores cheese' JAMES GOLDING, Group Chief Director THE PIG Hotel


  • The Cheese Wheel is delicious! Emma writes with such clarity and passion that you can almost taste the cheeses and their intriguing pairings
    NED PALMER, bestselling author of A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles

About the author

Emma Young

Emma Young is a cheese specialist based in the UK. She teaches cheese retail courses for the Guild of Fine Food and is an accredited trainer for the Academy of Cheese, where she teaches in person in the UK and for overseas delegates. She is an international cheese judge and has judged for numerous competitions including the World Cheese Awards, International Cheese Awards, and many more. She can be found at or on Instagram @thecheeseexplorer.
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