At Cuculo we are passionate about cheese, so when we spotted this celebration of artisan cheese we couldn’t wait to share it with you. The British Cheese Weekender spans Friday 23 to Sunday 25 of April 2021 and promises a unique peek behind the rind of artisan cheese in the UK.
You can enjoy a packed programme of FREE online masterclasses, cook-alongs with Michelin starred chefs Simon Rogan and Tommy Banks, tutored tastings and virtual farm tours. Plus many of the nation’s top cheesemakers, cheesemongers and cheese commentators. The #BritishCheeseWeekender is organised by cheese writer Patrick McGuigan and Tracey Colley, Academy of Cheese director, and supported by the Guild of Fine Food and the Specialist Cheesemakers Association (SCA). Curd nerds can look forward to a festival like no other, with a line-up assembled from across the cheese community, featuring:
A British Cheese Road Trip’ with cheese expert Francis Gimblett / ‘Pandemic Cheeses’ with cheese writer Patrick McGuigan / ‘The Art of the Cheese Board’ with The Fine Cheese Co. / ‘Flavour Mapping’ with Mary Quicke of Quicke’s / ‘Cult Cheeses’ with The Cheese Geek.
To get the full sensory experience we recommend stocking up on your favourite cheese from Cuculo or ordering one of our Cuculo British Cheese Boxes.
We whole heartedly support Patrick McGuigan, co-founder of British Cheese Weekender, when he said: “There’s been a clear change in people’s cheese shopping habits over the past year with a big rise in online orders direct from cheesemakers and much greater support for local delis, farm shops and cheesemongers. This has helped the country’s specialist cheesemakers navigate a really difficult period and bodes well for the future. The British Cheese Weekender aims to celebrate this resilience and the delicious cheeses being made in the UK.”