Who are we?
Cheesemaker Kristen Schnepp set up Gringa Dairy under a railway arch in Peckham in 2013 after realising that cheese was a lot more fun than corporate life. She makes a range of authentic Mexican cheeses, such as Queso Fresco (a kind of cross between feta and halloumi), Queso Oaxaca (a great melter) and Queso Chihuahua (Mexican mozzarella), using organic milk from Kent.
Mathew Carver is the founder of The Cheese Truck, serving epic grilled cheese sandwiches from two converted 1970s Bedford ice cream trucks, called Audrey and Alfie. In 2017, he opened a permanent restaurant in Camden Market called the Cheese Bar, serving dishes such as queso fundido and poutine, plus 30 cheeses from artisan British producers.
Patrick McGuigan is a food journalist and cheese writer, who writes for The Telegraph, the Financial Times, Shortlist and Restaurant, among others. He hosts regular talks and tastings on cheese and is a senior judge at the World Cheese Awards. In 2017, he became one of the first people in the country to study at the Academy of Cheese.