The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti

As a struggling writer in Michigan, Paterniti comes across an article about a cave-aged Spanish cheese, Paramo de Guzman, which changes his life forever. Made in a small village by Ambrosio Molinos it has been enjoyed by kings, celebrities and even the Pope.  Paterniti travels to Guzman to meet the larger-than-life cheese maker and his family.  It is here that he is drawn into the story of love that inspired the creation of the cheese and the betrayal that caused its demise. The tale of this magical cheese is interwoven not only with the rich history of Guzman, but also with Paterniti’s tale of falling in love with the Spanish way of life and moving his family there. The author’s descriptive language brings the village and its inhabitants to life.  Have some Spanish cheese on hand while reading because this book will make you crave it! ~Shannon Gruber 

Call number: 637.3 PAT 

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