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Overall, the book is humorous as well as informative and quite enjoyable to read.
Gordon Edgar has written a gripping book about his life as a punk rock cheesemonger at the eclectic Rainbow Cooperative Grocery in San Francisco.
Also appreciated the author sharing with the reader how sales men/women lie and how he loved catching them in a lie.
Great read about the real life and work of a San Francisco cheesemonger who has to negotiate dealing with all sorts of customers - the good, the bad, the indifferent and the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Writes about this amazing food in a genial, big picture way. He has seen the flies, smelled the barnyard, met the full political spectrum of producers and consumers and describes... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Reading
Great info ,good writing and enjoyable sense of humor. Recommended reading for the experienced in cheese as well as the novice.Published 14 months ago by robert m shannon
So I shop at Rainbow Grocery - I see Gordon regularly. Love their cheeses. However this book left me flat - I could only make it through about 2/3s of it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Andrew Nygard
I really wanted to like this book, but I never really "got" the whole punk philosophy thing... Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by david
I thought this book was great, I've learned a lot about the cheese making process, and I've gotten some good cheese recommendations from the book. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Owen Wall
So interesting how a cheese punk from San Fran opened a door to my backyard (literally) rural Wisconsin cheese makers. This is a very tasty journey. Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by knifegirl
Gordon Edgar's "Cheesemonger" is laught out loud funny, and functions beautifully on two levels. It is an engrossing, funny and honest tour through the retail cheese world for even... Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by roxyroller
You would think that a memoir about being the cheesemonger at San Francisco's co-op Rainbow Grocery would be all about the cheese ~ fantastic, artisinal, hand-made, locally... Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by A. Drugay