Thoroughly enjoyable book -- a non-fiction account of stories, storytellers, storytelling, and listening. Oh yes, and a very special cheese. Beautifully written, with the most entertaining (though sometimes tangential) footnotes I've encountered for a long time. Ambrosio, the legendary, heroic, larger-than-life cheesemaker, dominates most of the book. He is such a compelling character that I did not want to read the latter sections the author gleaned from those who might contradict Ambrosio's stories and thus diminish him. But by the end of the book, I turned the last page almost expecting to see another chapter, or even a footnote, containing that single remaining hoped-for event.