Cheese, unlike other foods or culinary ingredients, is not a recently ""fashionable"" product. Its roots go back to ancient times. It was one of the favourite foods of the Greeks and Romans and in Egypt it was considered as one of their basic foods. Cheese now appears on the menus of the most luxurious restaurants, is a faithful companion for excursions and picnics, is a snack for children of almost all ages, is the food of the poor, is the joy of the gourmet, is the sandwich of choice... It is a universal panacea inside and outside the kitchen, and this is what this book reflects.