8th May 2020 - 3.00PMDetails And Watch Again
British Cheese Weekender took place over the Early May Bank holiday 2020 and was a huge showcase and celebration of British cheese with free online talks, tastings, cook-a-longs and farm tours brought to you by the country’s leading cheese experts.
The event was put together by cheese writer Patrick McGuigan and the Academy’s Director Tracey Colley. This collaborative event saw the Academy of Cheese join forces with the Specialist Cheesemakers Association and Guild of Fine Food in support of the British Cheesemakers when lockdown saw their orders grind to a halt.
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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:
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:
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.
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