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Guided Cheese Tasting - Reinventing the Wheel Book Tour

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Bronwen Percival - Co-Author of the recently published book Reinventing the Wheel - is hosting a guided cheese tasting at Local Foods! The $30/pp tasting includes 4 cheeses with accompaniments plus a drink, chosen to illustrate the themes from the book. Plus you can purchase a discounted copy of the book and get it signed by Bronwen at the event!

About the book:
In little more than a century, industrial mindsets have altered every aspect of the cheesemaking process, from the bodies of the animals that provide the milk, to the microbial strains that ferment it, to the methods used to make the cheese. Reinventing the Wheel explores what has been lost as single-farm cheeses that convey a sense of place have given way to the juggernaut of homogeneous factory production. Francis and Bronwen Percival reject the mainstream shift toward higher yields and monoculture. Instead, they find inspiration in recent scientific advances that challenge conventional wisdom about the need for pasteurization and reveal the resilience and complexity of the indigenous microbial cultures that contribute to the flavor of cheese.

In Reinventing the Wheel, the Percivals lament the decline of farmhouse cheese, but they don't stop there: they show how cutting-edge scientific discoveries can help reverse this trend-and why it matters. The story takes the reader on a global journey, from Vermont to Normandy to Australia, in the authors' quest to answer the question, what is real cheese?

About Bronwen:
Bronwen Percival is the cheese buyer at Neal's Yard Dairy in London. She initiated the biennial Science of Artisan Cheese Conference and is cofounder of the website microbialfoods.org. In addition to serving on the editorial board of the Oxford Companion to Cheese, she recently edited an English translation of the leading French textbook on raw milk microbiology for cheesemakers.

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We understand that these things happen and will happily issue full refunds for cancelations made at least 48 hours in advance of the event.

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