Ned Palmer reads three extracts from his A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles.
A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles is a facinating read. In it, Ned Palmer takes you all the way from speculation about how our ancient ancestors may have discovered cheesemaking, right through the history of cheesemaking in the British Isles and Ireland right up to the present day. Each chapter is dedicated to a type of cheese, made by modern cheesemakers, but whose origins lie back in the historical context. In this way, the book as a whole celebrates the revival of artisan cheesemaking in Britain after the decline in the years following World War II.
The extracts Ned Palmer reads are:
The pre-history of cheese:
The Great Cheese War:
The Demise of British Cheese Making:
A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles is published by Profile Books.