Meet the Cheesemaker Returns for 2017 in our London Cheese Shop

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After last year’s successful run of events, Meet the Cheesemaker is back and this time we’re running it exclusively at The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia on 7th, 8th and 15th December.

For 2017, we have quite the special line-up too.  We’re pleased to announce that Fen Farm, makers of the silky-smooth Baron Bigod, Lyburn with its Old Winchester and Blackwoods, producer of Persian Feta, Graceburn, will be in our shop over the next couple of weeks.

Baron Bigod is a fabulously full-flavoured Brie-style cheese, hand-made on Fen Farm in Suffolk by Jonny Crickmore from the milk of his own herd of Montbeliarde cows. It’s a stunning brie-style cheese, with a rich, full, earthy flavour and a lingering finish.

Lyburn will be gracing our shop too, the day after Fen Farm, where you’ll be able to taste Old Winchester and hear about the efforts this cheesemaker goes to when making this great cheese.

Try an English Gouda in Belgravia

Old Winchester, based on a Gouda recipe, is a powerful, fruity cheese, with a full sweet flavour. It is matured for at least 16 months to develop a fabulous crystalline texture that crunches on the tongue.

From Blackwoods Cheese Company in Kent, Graceburn is a superbly soft and rich cheese, based on a Persian Feta recipe, and made by David Holton and Tim Jarvis.

Unlike traditional Feta, which is preserved in larger blocks, Graceburn is broken by hand into smaller pieces, and steeped in a blend of extra virgin olive oil and rapeseed oil, infused with thyme, garlic, bay and pepper.

You will be able to try all these cheeses and hear more about their wonderful dairy making on the dates below:

Fen Farm - 7th December
Lyburn 8th - December
Blackwoods - 15th December

You won’t want to miss this!

Cheese and Wine-tasting Events Arrive in Belgravia, London

Our London cheese shop, The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia, will now be opening even later during the evening, exclusively for cheese and wine-tasting events. If you are looking for something different to do for a birthday, corporate function or other celebration, why not join us for a night to remember?

Events can be completely tailored to your tastes. So, whether you’re a fan of ewe or blue, we have you covered on the cheese front. Our private-hire tastings start at 20.00 and run until 21.30. Your very special evening will begin with a cocktail on arrival, which will be accompanied with canapés/charcuterie.

Our expert cheese-mongers will then begin an extensive sampling of four cheeses, based on your group’s specific requirements. Each cheese will be paired with one of our many great wines.

Of course, you’ll have the chance to take the cheese and wine home with you to friends and family. Everything you tried throughout the evening will be available to buy from our beautiful shop.

Private-hire tastings are available for a minimum of seven people and priced at £40 per person.

For more information, please call 01225 448748 and ask for Luke Giddings or email luke@finecheese.co.uk.