The Definitive Canadian Wine & Cheese Cookbook

By / Magazine / October 16th, 2007 / 5

“Wine and cheese. Cheese and wine. Almost like love and marriage when the partners are carefully chosen.”
–Tony Aspler

In The Definitive Canadian Wine and Cheese Cookbook, Tony Aspler and Gurth Pretty combine their knowledge to create mouth-watering harmony between wine and cheese. Tony Aspler is an international wine consultant, educator, and judge. Gurth Pretty, chef and cheese connoisseur, is the author of The Definitive Guide to Canadian Artisanal and Fine Cheese. Put the expertise of these two together and beautiful things happen.

This stunning volume is packed with the most current wine and cheese information fit for wine lovers, foodies, cheese afficianados, and home cooks. Gurth provides delicious cheese recipes accompanied by Tony’s suggestion for the perfect wine/drink pairing for each dish.

Some of the delectable recipes and drink pairings include:

  • Queso Picante with Mushrooms with a Viognier wine
  • Lamb Burger with a Dragon’s Breath with an Ontario Riesling
  • Duck Breasts in Cognac with Grizzly Rosti with a BC Meritage
  • Port Cheddar Apple Tarte Tatin with Quebec Ice Cider

In addition to 100 recipes, Gurth and Tony provide a cheese glossary, a guide to buying and storing cheese and a section on the principles of matching cheese and wine.

Gurth and Tony have produced a truly essential guide to Canadian wine and cheese that is a must-have for anyone interested in exploring the fun and tantalizing world of cheese and wine.

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Tony Aspler has been writing about wine for over 30 years. He was the wine columnist for The Toronto Star for 21 years and has authored sixteen books on wine and food, including The Wine Atlas of Canada, Vintage Canada, The Wine Lover's Companion, The Wine Lover Cooks and Travels With My Corkscrew. Tony's latest book is Tony Aspler's Cellar Book.

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