The Ploughman's Lunch

12:30-2:30 pm.

In this cheese class we invite you to join us for a convivial Ploughman's lunch in the tasting room above our Borough Market shop. This will involve tasting a selection of traditional British cheeses, including Cheddar, Stilton, Cheshire and Lancashire. 


Touching on the different styles, milks and techniques involved in making them. The cheeses will be paired with traditional accompaniments: Melton Mowbray pies, pickled onions, chutneys, boiled eggs, fruit, sourdough breads and butter. Along the way our speaker, Srdja, will guide you in what to consider when selecting cheese and how to curate the perfect cheeseboard for you.

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 lunch and includes a cheese plate as well as bread, crackers and accompaniments. There will be samples of beers and ciders provided to give you an introduction to pairing cheese with 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.


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