Reading about cheese may not be quite as fun as tasting it, but can help open up a world of history, geography and culture – and some outstanding stories too.

If you’re just getting into cheese, where do you start? Perhaps you’d like to find new types of cheese to try, or better yet, you’re shooting for a career in the food business. Either way, reading cheese books will inspire you and help wrap your brain around this immense world of epicurean tastes.