This is a hands-on social event for melted cheese lovers. We will start by tasting through a selection of cheeses representing different styles of traditional British cheese. Your host, Srdja, will guide you in what to consider with each cheese when cooking with it. We'll also present you with a fondue recipe and a guide to fondue etiquette, both are tried and tested by our own team of cheesemongers! Then in groups of 4 people, you will make a selection of 2 or 3 cheeses to add to a carefully selected base cheese and create your own fondue mix to enjoy with us. A selection of accompaniments will be available to dip in your fondue: sourdough bread, boiled potatoes, gherkins and cured meats.
You'll be given a recipe card to take away with room to make your own notes. The cheesemongers will be available throughout the session to assist you with cutting cheese and cooking your fondue. Attendees will be offered a 10% discount to use in our shops or in our online shop valid for one month.
This tasting is designed to serve as a fondue meal with accompaniments. There will be samples of 2 wines and a beer provided to give you an introduction to pairing cheese and beverages. As alcohol is served, all attendees must be over 18 years of age.
Every cheese monger at Neal’s Yard Dairy has a lightbulb moment. For Srdja it was the buttery crumble of Kirkham’s Lancashire and meeting Graham Kirkham. The realisation of what goes in to producing outstanding cheese, the lifestyle, the hard work and the total commitment to doing one thing amazingly well, convinced Srdja to give up his career in film to pursue a life in cheese. Fifteen years, many cheese competitions and medals later, Srdja now heads up the wholesale team at the Dairy. His favourite snack is still a Staffordshire oatcake with melted Lancashire cheese. Join him for a tasting and stories of life in the farmhouse lane.