Monday, February 15, 2010
Introducing Cheese School
Since I got back from my cheese trip to New York last December I've been buzzing with ideas about cheese events so it's good to be able to announce that cheesemonger Jess Trethowan and I have launched Cheese School which we're immodestly billing as the "ultimate experience for cheeselovers".
Basically Jess - who with her husband Todd runs Trethowan's Dairy in Bristol - and I thought of all the things we'd really like to do with cheese: meeting and talking to cheesemakers, trying new cheeses, playing around with different ingredients and wine and other drink pairings, cooking with it, scoffing it . . . and came up with the idea of a single day where you could do all of that.
The first day, which will take place on Sunday April 11th at Bordeaux Quay Cookery School in Bristol will have as guest cheesemakers Jess's husband Todd who also makes Gorwydd Caerphilly and Sam and Rachel Holden who make Hafod Cheddar, two cheeses I've enthused about on this blog before. Inspired by my recent Ultimate Macaroni Cheese Challenge we're also going to be cooking up a great mac'n'cheese lunch and also getting tips on how to buy and keep cheese at its best. You can find the full programme on our new website here.
We're also up for organising one-off events and doing a bit of staff training which Jess, who likes a good pun, has dubbed Cheese Train. (I'm sure it'll only be a matter of time before we have a Cheese Bus. I kid you not - Jess has already got a Cheese Bike!)
You can keep up with what we're up to on the site and on Twitter where we tweet as @CheeseSchool. And we hope you'll come and join us for a day of cheesy indulgence!