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The Cheesemonger’s Lunch
January 21 at 12:30 - 14:30£50
In this cheese class we invite you to join us for a convivial cheesemonger’s lunch in the tasting room above our Borough Market shop. This will involve tasting different profiles of cheese from the really young and fresh up to some of our most mature cheeses, touching on the different styles, milks and techniques involved in making them. Along the way our speaker, Estelle, will guide you in what to consider when selecting cheese and how to curate the perfect cheeseboard for you. She will also present her carefully curated suggested pairings and accompaniments- cured meats, fresh and dried fruits and nuts, honey, crackers, breads and chutneys…You’ll be given a tasting booklet with room to make notes, as well as suggested pairings to guide you as you explore which combinations you best enjoy. At the end of the session there will be the opportunity to buy cheese from the afternoon’s selection to take home. Attendees will be offered a 10% discount on all purchases made on the day, as well as a 10% discount in our online shop valid for one month.
This tasting is designed to serve as a lunch and includes a cheese plate as well as bread, crackers and accompaniments. There will be samples of 2 wines and a beer provided to give you an introduction to pairing cheese with beverages. As alcohol is served, all attendees must be over 18 years of age.
Estelle Reynolds joined Neal’s Yard Dairy in 2010 as a cheesemonger, having spent the previous 16 years managing pubs and restaurants. She has completed her Wine and Spirits diploma and has a passion for pairing food and drink, especially cheese and wine. Estelle has a broad knowledge of the cheeses we sell. She is particularly interested in exploring the fascinating batch and seasonal differences found in farmhouse cheese.