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Summer Cheese and Wine
July 20 at 19:00 - 21:00£70.00
Summer is the time for long lazy outdoor lunches and in this class we will explore some appropriate pairings of cheese and wine. The season’s goat’s cheeses will be in their pomp and this is also a wonderful time to taste the British cheeses that look towards the Iberian Peninsula for their inspiration. The wines too will make for a taste of summer, from delicate Provençal rosé to saline Manzanilla and oily, aromatic whites. And of course, nothing tastes better in the sun than Champagne…
This tasting is designed to serve as a light meal and includes a cheese plate of 6-8 cheeses as well as bread, crackers and accompaniments. Samples of 4-6 appropriate beverage pairings will also be offered. As alcohol is served, all attendees must be over 18 years of age.
Francis Percival read History at Christ’s College Cambridge before embarking on a career in professional food. After stints as a chef and fishmonger he now dedicates his time to writing about food and wine. He is food editor of The World of Fine Wine, for whom he also writes a regular column. His work on cheese appears in Culture, and he has contributed to many other publications including Decanter, Gourmet, and Saveur. Francis is also a co-founder and convenor of the London Gastronomy Seminars a series of interdisciplinary public lectures exploring food culture and science.