talks & tastings

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Cheese writer and World Cheese Awards judge Patrick McGuigan will host a series of tastings in the CULTURE CLUB tent at the London Cheese Project throughout the weekend. The one hour tastings cost £10, plus booking fee. Tickets must be bought in advance from Eventbrite. Please click here.
See below for details and timings.

How to eat cheese
12pm-1pm, Sat 6 & Sun 7 May
There’s more to eating cheese than just sticking it in your mouth. Discover what it takes to be an international cheese expert with food writer and World Cheese Awards judge Patrick McGuigan, who will explain how to fully appreciate the finer points of fromage in an expert tasting. Guests will learn how to assess the complex flavours and textures of cheese, be able to spot common faults and explore unusual drinks matches, from beer to vodka.
*Please note, this event is for over-18s only and some of the cheeses will be made with non-vegetarian rennet. A minimum of five cheeses and three drinks will be tasted.

New wave Brits V European grandmasters
2pm-3pm, Sat 6 & Sun 7 May
It wasn’t so long ago that British cheese was the poor relation of the international cheeseboard, but not anymore. A new generation of bright young British producers are taking inspiration from across the world to create new cheeses that can more than hold their own on their international stage. To see just how far we have come, we will be tasting new wave cheeses alongside the grandmasters of Europe, and Patrick promises not mention Brexit once. You decide who wins.
*Please note, this event for over-18s only and some of the cheeses will be made with non-vegetarian rennet. A minimum of six cheeses and two alcoholic drinks will be tasted.

The London cheese & beer revolution
4pm-5pm, Sat 6 & Sun 7 May
A new generation of urban cheesemakers is following in the footsteps of London’s craft beer revolution by pushing the boundaries of British cheese. Cheese writer and World Cheese Awards judge Patrick McGuigan explores the capital’s new wave cheese scene and its similarities with the city’s craft beer movement. Expect Mexican queso made in Peckham and mixed up Tottenham cheeses, matched with some of the city’s cutting edge craft beers.
*Please note, this event for over-18s only and some of the cheeses will be made with non-vegetarian rennet. A minimum of five cheeses and three beers will be tasted.