The Telling Room

The Telling Room

A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

Book - 2013
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Recounts the author's visit to the Castilian village of Guzmán as part of a decade-long effort to taste the world's finest cheese, an encounter that involved him in long-held regional secrets and the story of a heartbroken genius cheesemaker.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385337014
Branch Call Number: 637.3 P272t 2013
Characteristics: xii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Mar 09, 2018

A quirky tale but I did enjoy it even with all of the footnotes etc. Some days it would be nice to escape to Guzman!

ser_library Jan 29, 2014

fun to read but it is as much about the author's family as it is about the cheese

kellnerm Jan 22, 2014


niftygal Dec 15, 2013

EW top 10 non-fiction of 2013

ChristchurchLib Oct 14, 2013

"Having once worked as a part-time proofreader at Michigan's famous Zingerman's Delicatessen, Michael Paterniti never forgot a deliciously described cave-aged sheep's milk cheese he'd read about then. Eventually, he travelled to Guzmán, a rural Spanish village, where he discovered the amazing cheese that was "made with love" was no longer being made. The charismatic, larger-than-life farmer/cheesemaker Ambrosio Molinos de las Hera tells him he was betrayed by his partner, ruining the business. Paterniti quickly becomes enmeshed in Ambrosio's fascinating world, visiting often in order to savour his stories and dig deeper into his life; Paterniti even moves to the village with his wife and kids for a time. Chock full of footnotes and digressive passages, this leisurely yet tasty tale will best please those who enjoy the journey." Armchair Travel October 2013


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