A Year in Cheese

A Year in Cheese book review

Tartiflette with Reblochon

Who knew cheeses are seasonal?  Brothers Alex and Leo Guarneri licensed Androuet Fromagerie in London in Spitafields Market, have now published an 189-page book of pure dairy delight.  Very simple melting in the mouth dishes and pleasurable recipes by Alessandro Grano. Kim Lightbody beautifully photographed the book.

What makes a seasonal cheese?

Some cheeses come to their own during designated seasons.
It’s about animal grazing and birth cycles of the animals, milking, maturing and ageing times. The recognition of  when the cheeses are at their optimal state.

Cornish Blue Ice Cream with caramelised walnuts

This book is divided into the four climate seasons

The beginning of the cheese cycle.
The season for fresh and renewal starts, very much like the weather spring bring new, young and fresher and bursting with flavours cheeses. Expect dishes with spring greens, berries, courgette flowers, spring lamb,  and fresh herbs.

The time of the year for making cheese. The best time for all year-around cheeses.  Expect recipes with lots of leaves, earthy vegetables and seasonal fruit tarts.

Time for the matured cheeses made in the spring, full of character and earthy tones. Recipes with meat, bread-crumbed fried foods, bread, and toasties.

Comfort food at its best with baked vacherin and Camembert, medium hard Swiss cheeses, earthy mushrooms, and beautiful aligot.

Mont D’Or Vacherim Melt

Every single chapter finishes with a suggested seasonal cheeseboard.
All recipes have a caveat with a description of the cheese featured in the recipe and possible substitution.

I cooked a few recipes from the book, and I was thrilled by the easiness and simplicity of the dishes and some really fantastic ideas to use cheese in cooking. This book makes an excellent present any time of the year.

Highly recommended.  Buy here

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the book for review purposes.




  1. December 9, 2015 / 10:28 am

    I absolutely adore cheese so this is right up my street! Thanks for sharing x

  2. December 9, 2015 / 10:38 am

    Hi Stephanie, this book is cheese-lover's dream!

  3. December 9, 2015 / 11:16 am

    I love cheese, but not melted like fondue, I just prefer a nice strong chedder with crackers – a real treat!

  4. December 9, 2015 / 11:46 am

    I use cheese a lot when cooking. My kids love it.

  5. December 9, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Hi Emma There's something for everyone in the book.
    Stella – some great innovative dishes in this one. R

  6. December 9, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    An entire book about cheese is exactly what I need in my life – there's one for the Christmas list!

  7. December 9, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I have to say that cheese is my favourite food so this would be a really interesting book for me to read! I think it's defo one for the Xmas list!

    • December 9, 2015 / 11:57 pm

      One of my favourite food too

  8. December 11, 2015 / 2:03 am

    There's never a bad time for cheese in my book. I had no idea seasonal cheese was a thing.

  9. December 11, 2015 / 10:13 am

    Cheese.. a year in cheese. Heaven!!! amazing.

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