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, Clementine, 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.
Clementine joined the Neal's Yard Dairy team two years ago and has spent her time working between our shops and our maturation arches. Her work with the maturation team allows her to follow a cheese's journey from its reception to its sale on our slate. Clementine works with both soft and hard cheese and is interested in every stage of the cheeses life: from the grass the dairy animals eat to the wine we drink with our cheeseboard. Clementine studied Ecology, Agriculture and Food Science back home in France. She loves sharing her interests, talking about her work and inspiring others with her passion for the food she loves and its unique methods of production.