There are few more delectable journeys than becoming a master… of cheese. Master of Wine is certainly a fun but highly difficult journey for your tastebuds, but imagine, every day, enjoying the bountiful and beautiful rainbow of cheeses available from all around the world. Now, that would be fun. And now there is a magnificent primer - Mastering Cheese: Lessons for Connoisseurship from a Maitre Fromager written by Max McCalman, who guides the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center. The book (from Crown Publishing) is an expansive, delightful and, above all, intensely factual journey through the manufacturing and enjoyment of cheese. Complete with an index of over 300 cheeses, the tome is broken down into 22 distinct lessons on cheese. Mastering Cheese is available now for $40. This is the perfect gift for those on your list who love cheese.