BritishCheeseWeekender (1)

programme | 9th May 2020 - 3.00PM

What's On: Saturday 9th 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.

3:00 PM

Craft: The Art of Making Cheddar Documentary. YouTube.

3:30 PM

Paxton & Whitfield: Join Hero Hirsh, Paxton’s Head of Retail, for an afternoon talk about one of her favourite styles of cheese – the territorials. From Single Gloucester to Caerphilly, Cheshire to Lancashire. Instagram Live.

4:00 PM

La Fromagerie: The Art of the Cheeseboard. Top tips from senior cheesemonger Max Melvin on how create the perfect cheeseboard, from which cheeses to choose to what to serve with them. Instagram Live.

4:30 PM

Harvey & Brockless: Summer Cheese Recipes - Join us and cook along as Chef Gary (Ex Executive Chef at the All England Lawn Tennis Club) talks us through two simple dishes you can create using British artisan cheese. YouTube.

5:00 PM

Cheese+: Boxing clever: join cheese expert Perry Wakeman, from Cambridge-based Cheese+, as he tastes his way through one of his famous Mystery Cheese Boxes and tells the stories of Britan's best cheesemakers. Facebook Live.

5:30 PM

Patrick McGuigan: Cheese and Wine 101. Master of Wine Lydia Harrison and cheese writer Patrick McGuigan on the best cheeses for fizz, white, red and sweet wines. Live on Zoom.

6:00 PM

Edinburgh Cheese & Erringtons: Save Scottish Cheese Join cheese expert Liz Gibbon of Edinburgh Cheese and cheesemaker Selina Cairns of Errington Cheese as they taste their way through the Scottish Cheese Box. Instagram Live.

6:30 PM

Neals Yard Dairy: Behind the Scenes. Don't miss this rare opportunity to virtually visit the iconic Neal's Yard Dairy arches in Bermondsey, where their experts mature British cheese to perfection. YouTube.

7:00 PM

Ned Palmer: The History of British Cheese in 30 minutes with cheesemonger and best-selling author Ned Palmer. YouTube.

7:30 PM

Paxton & Whitfield: Cheese Myth Busting with Paxton & Whitfield. Dan and Jazz manage our shops in Jermyn Street and Stratford upon Avon respectively, and regularly hear some weird and wonderful stories about cheese. So does cheese really give you nightmares? And what exactly are those crunchy bits in cheese..? Tune in to find out. Instagram Live.

8:00 PM

Tuesday Night is Cheese Night: Cheese Lovers Question Time. Your chance to put your cheese questions to cheese experts Charlie Turnbull, Academy of Cheese Director and Trainer, Jamie Montgomery, legendary cheesemaker and Ruth Raskin of The Fine Cheese Co. YouTube.

8.30 PM

Cellarman Sam: Cheese and Cider Pairing. Discover the roots of this original Farmhouse pairing. Join CellarmanSam and Felix Nash from The Fine Cider co for delicious pairings and top tips. Instagram Live.

9:00 PM

No 2 Pound Street: James Golding makes cheesy tartiflette, meet cheesemaker Julianna Sedli and wine guru Matt Wilkin MS. Join in for free or cook along. Live on Zoom.


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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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