8th May 2020 - 3.00PMDetails and Take Part
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.
8th May 2020 - 7.30PMDetails and Take Part
10th May 2020 - 4.00PMDetails and Take Part
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