Steve Jones is one of America’s mouthiest cheesemongers and I mean that in the best way possible. Mouthy is what you want in a cheesemonger. Because besides accurate tasting notes about a particular cheese—obviously crucial—you want the whole story of the cheese: Where it came from, how was it handled and aged and what complements it best.

Jones can tell you all of that. And more. He’s one of Steven Rosenberg’s favorite cheese guys and he’ll be at Rosenberg’s Liberty Heights Fresh store tomorrow at 7 pm, signing his new book about pairing cheese with beer, wine and cider.

And talking about cheese with Rosenberg, no mean monger himself.

A book and a hunk of cheese will make a perfect hostess/holiday gift.