This book by Ricki Carrol is the one most referred to @ the cheeseforum.org
. Kind of like we recommend John Palmer for brewing. However, the "experts" on that site point out some discrepancies from time to time but everyone agrees it is the best starting point as far as books go.
I learned every thing I know (so far - which is actually very little
) from just reading the forum. The experts on there are Linuxboy (He's like our Kai - knows all the science stuff), Sailor Con Queso (He's like our Denny (easy and cheap) and Majorvices and has recently started his own professional operation).
I suggest reading over the forum to get an idea if you want to get involved in this adventure. It has a good beginners & recipe section plus a good search feature.
Bluesman - welcome to another