THE BOOK OF CHEESE: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses by Liz ThorpeFrom America’s most engaging authority on cheese, comes a groundbreaking book destined to become a classic.

Please join Octavia Books and St. James Cheese Company for a special evening celebrating the launch of Liz Thorpe's THE BOOK OF CHEESE: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You'll Love. Liz will sign books and  guide you through a tasting of six cheese and beverage pairings. 

We will be at St. James Cheese Company's new Warehouse District location, 641 Tchoupitoulas St.

To reserve your plance and attend the celebration, please purchase your books now through Octavia Books by clicking Add to Cart and follow these instructions at checkout:

  1. Select the “In-Store Pickup” option. On the evening of the event, your  books will be given to you arrive at the event.
  2. Write "signed copy - attending" in the “Order Comments” area. 

 We will also have additional copies at the door, while supplies.


If you wish to purchase a signed edition without attending the event, simply write "signed copy - not attending" in the “Order Comments” area  and select a shipping option or in-store pickup.

Only copies purchased from Octavia Books will be signed.


THE BOOK OF CHEESE is the first book of its kind to be organized not by country, milk type, or any other technical classification. Instead, it maps the world of cheese using nine familiar favorites, what author Liz Thorpe calls the Gateway Cheeses. Liz takes readers on a journey from basics like Swiss, Blue, and Cheddar, to explore more adventurous types. For example, if you love Brie, Liz shows you how to find other Brie-like cheeses, from the mild Moses Sleeper to the pungent Fromage de Meaux. Liz's revolutionary approach allows food lovers to focus on what they care about: finding more cheeses to enjoy. Also included is the best information you’ll ever find on pairings, storage, cooking with cheese, and cheese plates. Illustrated throughout with gorgeous photography, THE BOOK OF CHEESE will quickly become not only your favorite book on this mouthwatering food but the only book on cheese you will ever need.

Author Liz Thorpe - photo credit: Ellen SilvermanAfter years in a cubicle, in 2002 Liz Thorpe was drawn out of corporate America to pursue her passion for cheese. Since then she has become the country’s leading expert on cheese, from working the counter at New York’s famed Murray’s Cheese and later expanding Murray’s wholesale business as vice president, to designing cheese menus for the country’s best restaurants, to authoring The Cheese Chronicles. Now, as founder of The People’s Cheese, Liz teaches a broader market why cheese matters and how to make it part of everyday life. She lives in New Orleans.

Event date: 

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

St James Cheese Company (Warehouse District), 641 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You'll Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250063458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - September 26th, 2017

Please click Add to Cart now to pre-order your copies of THE BOOK OF CHEESE - to be signed by Liz Thorpe at the event.  When you checkout, write "signed copy- attending" or "signed copy - not attending" in the Order Comments area. We will be happy ship your order to you if you are not attending.

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