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Affineur Of The Year Finals - 27th APRIL

A celebration of the art of maturing cheese and guiding it to its full potential

Back in May 2021, the Academy of Cheese and Quicke’s launched a brand new competition for the Cheese Industry. The Affineur of the Year competition is a unique opportunity for cheesemongers and cheesemakers to showcase, across the world, the skill and artistry involved in guiding a cheese to its full potential.

Ten 27kg truckles of Quicke’s cheddar made from the same vat, are currently maturing in eight highly respected cheesemakers and cheesemongers maturing rooms across the country. The truckles have been turned, tweaked and graded, as each cheddar reacts to the specific temperature, humidity levels and unique microflora within its maturing rooms.

Event details

Join us at the Chinese Exchange on Wednesday 27th April 2022 when all ten truckles will be judged by a select committee of industry experts at an event hosted by the Academy of Cheese & Quicke’s and the winner will be crowned Affineur of the Year 2022.

This is an incredibly exciting chance to discover the impact of maturing Quicke’s truckles, hear from some of the top cheese experts in the country and of course sample all the cheeses!


  • Brindisa
  • Buchanan’s Cheesemonger
  • Cheese Plus
  • Heritage Cheese
  • Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese
  • Neal’s Yard Dairy
  • No2 Pound Street
  • Paxton & Whitfield

Date & Time:

Wednesday 27th April 2022

Drop in from 3pm – 7.30pm. Results to be announced 5pm


China Exchange, 32a Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA

What’s included:

Welcome Drinks

Samples of all the competition cheeses

Meet all the competitors and taste their other cheeses

Ticket cost:

£50 including VAT

Please retain your receipt and we will send you joining updates in due course.


Please note, once the event is booked it is non-refundable. All bookings are final, however, if you are unable to attend you can reassign your booking  to another person.

We reserve the right to cancel the event at short notice should circumstances beyond our control make this unavoidable. Should this occur, ticket holders will be offered a place on the re-scheduled date.

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