Previous events

Cheese School  at Hart’s Bakery 2014 - we  celebrated the joys of great bread along with the some fabulous cheese, beer and natural wines.

We introduced guests to Charlie Westhead of Neal’s Yard Creamery, Tom Calver of Westcombe Dairy, Joe Schneider of Stichelton Dairy and Todd Trethowan of Trethowan’s Dairy . 

There was plenty of great bread to go round and Laura Hart passed on her tips on how to make the perfect loaf.

On the drinks side we welcomed Raef Hodgson of 40 Maltby Street and Gergovie Wines and our old friend Andrew Cooper of the hugely successful Wild Beer Co.

"Last night was extraordinary and wonderful. For many years I've been muttering there's go to be a tasting session of really great artisanal cheese and wine. Then it comes along and it delivers even more than I could have asked for with great cooked dishes and beer too. So long I've hoped to find beer like last night that would be perfectly happy in my beautiful glasses along side some great cheese."

"I tasted such a wide variety of adventurous food combinations that I probably would never have experimented with, had I not been guided in such a professional way. And lastly, I came away with the most immense respect and humility, at interacting with dignified, knowledgeable artisans, whose entire life is immersed in a tradition and craft that renders our civilisation more satisfying and complete."
Silvanna De Soissons, The Foodie Bugle

Christmas Cheese School 2011

Winter Cheese Feast 2013
A five course cheese indulgence!
This first Cheese School of 2013 was all about winter, terroir, indulgent feasting and cheese (and beer, wine, cider etc etc).

An evening event based at the consistently brilliant Source Food Hall and Cafe in Bristol's St Nicholas Market, we shared 5 courses - in the shape of an array of deliciously indulgent cheese dishes, prepared by Head Chef Ross Wills - each expertly matched by Fiona  to a perfect accompanying drink - from the Wild Beer Co, Red and White Wines and The Bristol Cider shop.

We were joined by cheese makers Todd Trethowan of Trethowan's Dairy and Tom Calver (who incidentally has just won Best Food Producer at the BBC Food and Farming Awards) of Westcombe Dairy who talked about their cheeses and what cheeses to look out for in the winter months. They revealed the mystery of how milk changes through the seasons and how - such a simple ingredient can turn out so many different ways.

It was great to be joined by Andrew and Brett of the brand new Somerset brewery, the Wild Beer Co who guided us through some of their barrel-aged beers. The Wild Beer Co is based at Westcombe Dairy and  provided us with a really interesting territorial element to the tastings.

Our guests left the Cheese Feast with a warm glow, a love for artisan cheese and beer and lots of ideas for cooking with it and matching it to the right drinks.

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