British Cheese Weekender

Happy British Cheese Weekender! It’s here.

Step this way for bank holiday cheese nirvana! Taking place from 8-10 May (Fri-Sun), the inaugural British Cheese Weekender is a free, online cheese festival featuring live-streamed talks, tastings, farm tours, quizzes and cookery demos by some of the country's leading cheese experts. What's more, by joining in you can HELP SAVE BRITISH CHEESE.

You have your cheese. (If not go now….buy great cheese!)
Download the programme
Decide on the virtual events you want to join
At the allotted time be on the British Cheese Weekender site and visit the event of your choice.
Click on ‘Details & Take Part’ button
Click on ‘Watch & Get Involved’ button
What's On Help Buy Take Part Subscribe
 
 
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HELP SAVE BRITISH CHEESE

The future of hundreds of small farmhouse and artisan cheesemakers in Britain is in the balance after many lost up to 90% of their business overnight when restaurants were closed in the Coronavirus crisis, while many supermarkets focused on factory-made block cheeses. There's a real danger we may lose some of our greatest cheeses if we don't act.
The good news is that there is an easy and delicious solution to the crisis: 

BUY GOOD CHEESE
BUY FROM SMALL CHEESEMAKERS
BUY FROM INDEPENDENT RETAILERS
EAT AND ENJOY!
 

BUY BRITISH CHEESE

Here are two useful lists of cheesemakers and retailers you can buy from. You can buy online and have cheese delivered direct to your door or visit local shops that have introduced distancing measures so they can sell safely.

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HOW TO TAKE PART

A joint collaboration between various cheese people and organisations, the British Cheese Weekender will see more than 30 free online talks from cheesemakers, cheesemongers, chefs and food writers. Each talk is around 30 minutes. It's really easy to join in. Here's how:

Buy British Cheese

Buy good cheese from a small cheesemaker or independent retailer

Buy British Cheese

Join The British Cheese Weekender

Tune in on over the weekend and get involved in the events and activities

Download Programme

Enjoy British Cheese

Most of all - Have fun, eat good British cheese and enjoy the weekend

Subscribe

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Show people that you are supporting the British Cheese Weekender. Download, print and display.

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Holding your own event? Great! Tell us what you are doing for the British Cheese Weekender

Submit an event

Share the love

If you like what you see and eat, please shout about it on social media using the hashtag #BritishCheeseWeekender. And do please keep buying good cheese: now, for the festival and afterwards! British cheese needs you.

SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES

There's a lot happening before, during and after the British Cheese Weekender! Give us your email address and we'll keep you up to date with events, tastings competitions and much more.

 

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

The British Cheese Weekender has been organised and supported by cheese writer Patrick McGuigan, the Academy of Cheese, the Specialist Cheesemakers Association, the Guild of Fine Food, Freshly Ground PR, Pinstone & Lighthouse

 

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Supporter Patrick
Suporter: Freshly Ground
Supporter: Pinstone
Supporter: Lighthouse