Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese by Eric LeMay
By the ﬁfth page of Eric LeMay’s new book, Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese (Free Press, June 2010), one might start rethinking plans for the rest of the day; this memoir is just too fun and smart to put down. Better to get comfy instead and join cheese amateur LeMay and his best girl, Chuck, on their freewheeling experiences near and far. The author is a consummate storyteller, offering readers a detailed account of every situation matched with pithy commentary. Part rhapsody, part comic rant, each chapter takes amusing, unpredictable turns as the couple travels from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Bra, Italy, and along many dairyland back roads in search of cheese truths. The result is a literary joy ride that is both informative and insightful, engaging readers through a unique appreciation for “the sparks that ﬂ y between the enthusiast’s love and the expert’s knowledge” of cheese.