Along the way our speaker, Yvonne, will guide you in what to consider when selecting cheese and how to curate the perfect cheeseboard for you. She will also present 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 sheet 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 light lunch and includes a cheese plate as well as bread, crackers and accompaniments. There will be samples of 2 wines and a beer or cider provided to give you an introduction to pairing cheese with beverages. As alcohol is served, all attendees must be over 18 years of age.
Yvonne joined Neal's Yard Dairy in September 2016. Her love of dining out and sourcing great produce has been married in her current role as she is responsible for managing restaurant accounts in our Wholesale department. After a long career in fund management, Yvonne followed her heart (and her stomach!) and pursued a career in food as a pastry chef. Naturally gravitating towards all things bread, she then honed her skills as a baker. Cheese, rather like bread, is a food made from a few simple ingredients, yet comes in a myriad of expressions. Yvonne intends to share her passion for the variations of our cheeses and her love of good food to present you with creative ideas for a cheesemongers lunch.