Belmont University

Becoming an “Old Castilian” in Michael Paterniti’s “The Telling Room: A Tale of
Love, Betrayal, Revenge and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese”

US author Paterniti travels to a Spanish village in search of a special cheese and its maker who represents the “Old Castilian”- a descriptive term for a lifestyle the author struggles to understand but will later emulate. We will see how a book presumably about cheese explores language and culture leading to discussions of universal themes.

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