Thu, 31 Oct
A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles, with Ned Palmer
Join us for an evening of cheese and tales with our good friend, fellow cheesemonger and newly published author, Ned Palmer!
Every cheese tells a story. Whether it’s a fresh, young goat’s cheese or a big, beefy eighteen-month-old Cheddar, each variety holds the history of the people who first made it. From the builders of Stonehenge to medieval monks, from the Stilton-makers of the eighteenth-century to the factory cheesemakers of the Second World War.
Cheesemonger Ned Palmer, takes us on a delicious journey across Britain and Ireland and through time to uncover the histories of beloved old favourites like Cheddar and Wensleydale alongside some new faces in the game. Along the way you’ll learn the craft and culture of cheesemaking from the eccentric and engaging characters who have revived and reinvented farmhouse and artisan traditions. You’ll get to know the major cheese styles – the blues, washed rinds, semi-softs and, unique to the British Isles, the territorials – and discover how best to enjoy them; on a cheeseboard with a glass of Riesling, or as a Welsh rarebit alongside a bottle of Pale Ale.
A ticket includes a generous plate of cheese and complimentary accompaniments, plus a couple of glasses of wine and beer to pair.
A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles, is in celebration of Ned’s soon to be published book of the same name. There will be copies available to buy on the night. If you buy him a beer, he might even sign one for you…