BritishCheeseWeekender (1)

programme | 10th May 2020 - 3.00PM

What's On: Sunday 10th 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

Booths: A live taste, talk and tour of the Booths Poulton cheese counter with Booths very own Customer Experience Manager Colin Porter. Live on Twitter.

3:30 PM

Fen Farm Dairy: Farm Tour Live! Join Cellarman Sam on a tour of Fen Farm with Jonny Crickmore, the man behind raw milk Brie style cheese Baron Bigod. Escape isolation with a trip to rural Suffolk! Instagram Live.

4:00 PM

Bath Soft Cheese Company: Poetry with Graham Padfield: Farmer, Cheese Maker and Poet - Founder of Bath Soft Cheese Company reads selected poems and talks about farming and cheese making over the last 100 years. YouTube.

4:30 PM

Wensleydale Creamery: Phil Jones cheese expert explains cheese grading and tasting of Yorkshire Wensleydale, Kit Calvert, Wensleydale Blue & Yorkshire Cheddar. YouTube.

5:00 PM

St Jude Cheese: Raw power: why raw milk cheeses rock with St Jude cheesemaker Julie Cheyney. YouTube.

5:30 PM

Shepherds Purse: Singing the blues and love ewe! Founded by Judy Bell in 1989, Shepherds Purse is now run by her two daughters, Caroline and Katie. Specialising in blue cheeses with their well-known Yorkshire Blue and Mrs Bell’s Blue, they have just launched a new format of their famous Feta cheese simply called Fettle. Facebook Live.

6:00 PM

Mary Quicke: Garden Leaves and Cheese. Mary invites you to her home in Devon to talk about spring on the farm, her love for home grown salad lettuce, including tips and advice on varieties for flavour, and her favourite cheese pairings. Instagram Live.

6:30 PM

George & Joseph & Olianas: God's Own Cheese Country. Yorkshire cheese tasting with cheesemonger Stephen Fleming from George & Joseph, Leeds and cheesemaker Mario Olianas from Olianas, Leeds. Instagram Live.

7:00 PM

The Fine Cheese Co: Cheese & Whisky Tasting. Nick Bayne, Cheesemonger for The Fine Cheese Co.’s shop in Bath, was the 2015 Champion of the Cheesemonger Invitational and British competitor in the 2019 Concours Mondial du Meilleur Fromager. In this class, he leads you through pairing his two favourite things to hoard in quarantine: cheese and whisky! Instagram Live. 

7:30 PM

Trethowan Brothers: A Dairy Story Meet Todd and Maugan Trethowan for a tour of The Dairy where they hand-make their award winning Pitchfork Cheddar and Gorwydd Caerphilly. Instagram Live.

8:00 PM

Save British Cheese. Cheese writer Patrick McGuigan speaks to Catherine Mead, chair of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association, Tracey Colley, Ops Director Academy of Cheese & John Farrand MD of the Guild of Fine Food, on how the Coronavirus crisis has impacted small cheesemakers, what we can do to help and what the future might hold. YouTube.




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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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