BritishCheeseWeekender (1)

programme | 8th May 2020 - 3.00PM

What's On: Friday 8th May


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The live online events during British Cheese Weekender are being streamed by the cheese experts themselves and from their individual platforms. Please bear with them and be kind if there are technical issues! In most cases events will be recorded and available after the event on this website.

We are starting at 3.15 PM today so you can participate in the VE Day Nation's Toast, if desired

3:15 PM

Ty Caws: Welsh Cheeses Unwrapped. Join Owen Davies, the Welsh Cheese Man of as he tells the stories behind a delicious selection of Welsh cheese. YouTube.

3:30 PM

Cellarman Sam:Cheese and Wine. For Kids! Join Cellarman Sam and his family as they attempt the impossible. A soft drinks and cheese pairing live on Instagram!

4:00 PM

Lynher Dairies:Kern: The making of a World Champion Cheese. Join cheesemaker Catherine Mead, owner of Lynher Dairies, as she tours the farm and reveals the secrets behind World Cheese Awards supreme champion Cornish Kern in a live tasting. Buy our Kern for the event at or your local deli or specialist cheese shop. Facebook Live.

4:30 PM

Sarah Queen of Cheese Petersen: How to make halloumi at home with Sarah Petersen Exec Chef at Ch&Co. YouTube.

5:00 PM

Quicke's: Underneath the cloth. A guided tasting of Quicke’s clothbound cheddar, understanding its heritage, flavours and how to pair it. Instagram Live.

5:30 PM

The Cheese Bar: Make Friday night, date night, order in a fondue meal kit from The Cheese Bar and join a live cook along as Mathew Carver shows you how to melt the best of British cheese into a molten pot of dreams! Instagram Live.

6:00 PM

Cheese Etiquette 101: Tom Chatfield International man of cheese will be showing best ways to cut, care for, store and most importantly enjoy cheese with friends & family during lock down. Instagram Live.

6:30 PM

The Courtyard Dairy:The British cheese revival with The Courtyard Dairy. Award winning cheesemonger Andy Swinscoe on how British cheese reinvented itself. Instagram Live.

7:00 PM

Jenny Linford:''Endangered cheeses'' - why we need to be eating more good cheese'' with food write Jenny Linford. Instagram Live. 

7:30 PM

Nigel Barden: ''All Round to Nige's for Virtual Cheese & Bevvies'' As a food and drink broadcaster with over 30 years experience, who better to host cheese and wine night. Join Nigel Barden for lively, educational #cheesechat Instagram Live.


Paxton & Whitfield:Think you know your Cheddar from you Comte? (open to all cheese lovers, amateur or professional) Join Dan, shop manager at Paxton & Whitfield Jermyn Street, for a fun Friday night cheese quiz… with cheesy prizes! Live on Zoom.


Patrick McGuigan: How to eat cheese Join cheese writer and British Cheese Weekender co-founder Patrick McGuigan as he explains how to taste cheese like a pro, using the Academy of Cheese's Structured Approach to Tasting. Instagram Live.

9:15 PM

Craft Beer Channel & Ned Palmer: Beer and Cheese matching with the experts from Craft Beer Channel and best-selling cheesemonger and author Ned Palmer. YouTube.



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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.


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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: Pinstone
Supporter: Lighthouse