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You don' need to be an expert to love cheese

Free for a limited time, AK Williams, award-winning Author and Cheese Maker, invites you to download this book with the goal of trying at least one of the fine cheeses listed without intimidation. 

Share this book with your local cheesemonger to research similar artisan cheeses available in your area.

How to Say Cheese is a multi-award-winning enhanced eBook that offers more than reference, it’s loaded with gooey cheese photos and entertaining interactivity. Less fromage snob and more cheesy fun! 


Cheese as a Wedding Cake

Recently two good friends of mine asked me translate their entire wedding event into German for the bride’s parents. Although I was honored to do so, I found it a bit daunting as I had not spoken German publicly in about 20 years.

I like to think it went pretty well. The number one compliment – “Haven’t a clue what you were saying but it sounded F***** amazing.”

Being a cheesemaker, I jumped at the challenge to make a quality cheese wedding cake especially for Nick and Nadja’s reception. All six cheeses were made by me within the last few months at Cupitt’s Fromagerie. This delicious creation  is good example that an amazing cheese wedding cake does not have to cost a fortune. 

  1. Top – A 2-month old Caprino Romano (goats milk)
  2. Second: Flor Azul blue (cows milk)
  3. Third: Caciotta with Saffron (goats milk)
  4. Fourth: Lybian rubbed in olive oil (goats milk)
  5. Fifth: Valençay (goats milk)
  6. Six: Croobyar (cows milk) 

This cake of tasty love is just under $200.00 AUS. By adding edible flowers, you can customize your cheese wedding cake to match your colour theme.

I list edible flowers that pair well with cheese in my ebook, How to Say Cheese.

iBook Author Conference – Book of the Year

How to Say Cheese by Author AK Williams, has won five IBA Awards including Best Book of the Year at the iBook Author Conference on October 12th, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The iBA Awards and Conference recognizes and celebrates creative achievements. A panel of judges ranked the Finalists based on their own evaluations of merit, and the highest-ranking works in each iBA Awards category.

The metrics evaluated the quality of content, general usability (which includes design elements), and creativity. Celebrating its 3rd year, the iBA’s has firmly established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence and honours the best of the best in iBooks Author, voted on by iBooks Author users.


How to Say Cheese – An Interactive Cheese Journey  
The enhanced ebook made for the iPad has won iBA Awards for the following categories:

  • Best Use of Interactive Elements In A Multi-Touch Book for the Roquefort Reveal on Page 93
  • Best Book of the Year, Cookbook
  • Best Book of the Year, Photography/Picture Book 
  • Best Book of the Year, Non-Fiction (Overall)
  • Best Book of the Year

12 Days of Cheese


Join me for 12 Days of Cheese

Starting December 8th, I will be posting unusual and tasty cheeses that will be awesome for holiday platters or your own DYI Cheese Advent Calendar!

If you want more inspiration, check out the 29 unusual fine cheeses featured in my e-book, How to Say Cheese. In addition to more platter ideas, there are tips on which rinds are toxic and how to tell if your cheese is fresh or ready for the bin.

How to make a cheese advent calendar!
Click on the photo for instructions on how to make your own cheese Advent calendar.

Check back often to for ideas on your next flavour discovery and which retailers from around the globe will be joining me. Better yet, sign up for my cheese club newsletter to find out first hand what cheese counters in your area carry these unusual and tasty selections. Some retailers may have holiday discounts on the featured cheeses.